Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature had just sealed a $96.3 billion state budget last year when an outcry erupted over a provision that allowed local governments to deny requests for public documents because the state wouldn’t reimburse them.
A judge is allowing Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative to get top billing on the November ballot.
Proponents of a so-called “millionaire’s tax” say they will begin collecting signatures for an initiative that would raise income taxes on California’s wealthiest residents, even as Gov. Jerry Brown and another group push their own tax-hike campaigns.
A bill that would require workers who gather petition signatures for California ballot initiatives to disclose whether they are being paid has moved one step closer to the governor’s desk.
San Francisco voters in November will be asked to weigh in on what was until now a private family matter: male circumcision.