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Ione City Hall

Ione Faces Massive Budget Shortfall

City officials are desperately searching for ways to trim the budget due to a shortfall that has left the town without a quarter of its anticipated general fund.


California Governor Jerry Brown (R) looks on with Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) before delivering the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California. One month after taking office, Gov. Brown delivered the State of the State address to a joint session of the California State legislature. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown, Democrats Crafting Budget Plan Without GOP

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday abandoned his plan to hold a special election this year to renew expiring tax hikes and instead said he will balance California’s budget with a combination of spending cuts and a projected increase in normal tax revenue.


California Governor Jerry Brown looks on before delivering the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown’s Veto Leaves Budget Answer Far From Certain

Gov. Jerry Brown’s warning several months ago that budget negotiations could turn California into a battleground seems to be coming true.


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Democrats Set To Act Alone On California Budget

The Legislature was poised to take up a budget proposal Wednesday offered by majority Democrats, but the plan was widely seen as merely a stopgap to meet the constitutional budget deadline.


San Quentin (credit: AP)

Gov. Brown Cancels Plan For New Housing In San Quentin

Gov. Jerry Brown has canceled plans for a new $356 million death row complex at San Quentin State Prison.


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Poll: California Voters Support Budget Election

As a stalemate continues in the state capital over Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, a new poll finds that a majority of Californians support a special election to let voters decide whether to extend tax increases to help close California’s massive budget deficit.


The California Capitol in Sacramento

Assembly And Senate Leaders Call For Budget Vote

Assembly Speaker John Perez has called for a vote on Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal tomorrow afternoon.


The Sacramento state capitol at sunset.

California Awaits Jerry Brown’s Budget Solutions

Senator Darrell Steinberg said Thursday everything is on the table when asked about potential budget fixes, but one policy expert has a different take on what are likely solutions, and what probably won’t be cut.