Brown is now backed by a Democratic majority in the legislative and executive branches. But Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, political analyst, said this turn of events also requires effective leadership.
In addition to funding, Brown spoke of education reform and called for a focus on “real world problems,” such as income.
He also discussed hefty projects coming up for the state, including water supply protections in case of disasters like earthquakes and floods.
The second project was the high-speed rail that has been a key topic during his term. The rail project will begin at Madera and continue to Bakersfield before entering the Tehachapi Mountains to Palmdale.
Brown showed that he remained realistic, conceding that achieving future goals will be no east feat:
“It is bold but so is everything else about California.”