Read Gov. Brown’s State of California speech

Here is the text of Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State speech, which he gave Thursday morning to generally favorable reviews — although there remain many critics of high-speed rail project and his proposal to build water-carrying tunnels beneath the San Joaquin Delta.


The message this year is clear: California has once again confounded our critics. We have wrought in just two years a solid and enduring budget. And, by God, we will persevere and keep it that way for years to come.

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