We won't know whether the governor's "schools and public safety act" will pass until November.
Governor Brown assumes it will, and signed the budget based on that.
Here are some of the highlights of the 2012-2013 state budget.
It calls for an increase in funding to K-12 education of about $6.5 million.
But that's subject to voter approval in November.
Some other details of the budget include protection for public safety.
This will give local governments a reliable funding source in the future.
Fresno county vice chair Henry Perea says it means stability.
"We're just holding ground. So we're not losing anymore ground in terms of losing anymore officers, but it's just a matter of, can we hold and maintain what we have and move forward keeping the community safe."
Funding for the veterans homes in Fresno and Redding has been solidified.
The homes are getting $4.2 million dollars, but that's $6 million less than was initially approved.
Veterans will be able to move into the Fresno home in the fall of 2013.
JP Tremblay, CalVet Dep. Sec. of Comm. & Leg.: "Even with a very difficult budget, the governor and the legislature were able to keep their commitment to start this process for opening the homes and making them available so the residents in the north state and in the central valley will have a place they can move into."
There are also cuts to employee compensation, about $800 million worth. Additional cuts were made to Cal-Fresh, the state's food assistance program, child care, and Cal-Grants. The governor also reduced funding to the state park system, from $41 million to just $10 million.
H.D. Palmer, CA Dept. of Finance: "We are pleased that the parks department has been successful in negotiating a number of agreements with local governments, with non-profit agencies, to keep a very good number of those parks that were slated for closure to remain open."
In all, the governor vetoed about $130 million.
The budget also includes nearly $1 billion dollars in spending reserves.
To see the California state budget for 2012-2013 in its entirety just click on "News Links" above.