Governor Jerry Brown in Bakersfield for state budget proposal support

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Governor Jerry Brown held a meeting with Bakersfield community leaders Tuesday morning.

Brown discussed issues such as drought, local agriculture education funding, fracking and prison realignment.

Brown also visiting Lerdo Correctional Facility with Sheriff Donny Youngblood Monday night. 

Sheriff Youngblood, District Attorney Lisa Green, Chief Probation Officer David Kuge along with Sheriff's staff provided the Governor with an overview of the various inmate programs now available as a result of Public Safety Realignment (AB109) funds received in Kern County.  

Governor Brown toured the Lerdo Male Minimum Facility and conversed with many of the inmates who are participating in the programs.

He will leave for Riverside later Tuesday.

Brown unveiled his state budget proposal earlier in the week. The proposal pays off more than $11 billion in debt and includes additional funding for schools and healthcare.

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