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Critics Uniting Against California High-Speed Rail Funding Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to redirect $250 million from an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has renewed debate about the project.


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Calif. Assembly Democrats Urge $8B Budget Reserve

Assembly Speaker John Perez is pledging to move cautiously in spending California’s projected budget surplus and says lawmakers will ask voters to approve a revised ‘rainy day fund’ in November 2014.


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UPDATED: Brown Signs Budget That Reshapes K-12 Spending

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign California’s $96.3 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, a spending plan that ends years of deficits and includes more money for disadvantaged students.


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Lawmakers Expand Medicaid In Final Budget Voting

The Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act on Saturday, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians, as it rushed to meet its deadline to complete a state budget.


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UPDATE: Calif. Legislature Passes $96.3B State Budget Bill

California’s Legislature has passed the state’s massive spending plan amid sharp divisions over whether the Democratic budget will further the state’s recovery or eventually return it to the multibillion-dollar deficits common during the recession.


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Analyst Pegs Calif. Revenue $3.2B Higher Than Gov. Brown Estimated

The state’s independent budget analyst said Friday that California will take in $3.2 billion more than Gov. Jerry Brown estimated, providing Democratic lawmakers an argument to funnel more money into state programs and setting up a spending showdown with the administration.


Gov. Jerry Brown presents his 2013-14 budget during a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (credit: CBS13)

Brown’s Budget Cuts California Spending Plan Despite Surge In Tax Revenue

Despite surging state tax revenue, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced a spending plan for the coming fiscal year that is $1.2 billion lower than he projected in January.


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Democrats At Odds Over California Budget Surplus

California is enjoying a revenue surplus for a change, and that’s causing disagreement among Democrats.


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Assembly, Senate Pass State Budget; Gov. Brown Veto Uncertain

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – There was a lot to take in with this budget plan. Some lawmakers are saying they didn’t get enough time to review it, but it’s what’s not inside the California budget that […]



Bill To Cap State Employee Pay At $170,000 Dies In Senate Committee

The California cash crisis is front and center again at the Capitol. Lawmakers defeated an effort to cap all public employee salaries at $170,000.


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Analyst: Tax Revenue Less Than Governor Projects

California’s budget stands to get a boost from Facebook’s initial public stock offering and Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, if voters approve it later this year.



Calif. Stands To Reap Windfall From Facebook IPO

What’s good for Facebook and its employees could be very good for California’s treasury.