California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new state budget into law Wednesday but not before using his veto authority to trim millions from the spending plan.
Among those cuts were cuts to college financial aid and state child care programs.
Some say buying groceries at the store will be tougher for thousands of Californians who receive state assistance. The governor cut 54 million dollars in extra funding for Cal-Fresh, also known as the food stamp program.
The veto cuts will also mean 34 hundred fewer slots for child care statewide.
Overall, there are 195 million dollars less in the state budget because Brown wants a bigger reserve to cover emergencies.
"If we have a bad fire season, and we hope that we don't, if the cost of fighting those fires outstrips those 92 million dollars in the budget, we go to the reserve to cover the additional costs that are associated with that," said H.D. Palmer, spokesman for the California Department of Finance.
The budget cuts will help close the state's more than 15 billion dollar deficit.