State Budget

Legislative staffers are asking why the Highway Patrol is asking for money to purchase new aircraft. (Getty Images)

Analysts Cast Doubts On Highway Patrol Aircraft Need

Legislative staffers suggest the Highway Patrol doesn’t have much use for the aircraft it already has.


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Gov. Jerry Brown, California Budget Fair Well In Poll

A poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California says strong majorities of likely voters approve of his overall handling of the job and of the budget proposal he released earlier this month.


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2014-15 California Budget Leaked, Pushing Governor’s Schedule Up A Day

Gov. Jerry Brown has moved his press conference about the state budget up a day to Thursday at 9 a.m. after the budget was leaked early.


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State Lawmakers Promise Fiscal Prudence With California’s Budget Surplus

The independent Legislative Analyst’s Office is projecting a $3.2 billion surplus, the first one in years, and many Democratic constituencies have their eye on the money



Poll: Most Californians Favor Saving Budget Surplus Over Spending

The Public Policy Institute of California found 55 percent support for greater frugality, compared with 39 percent who want to see restoration of at least some of the cuts to social services that were made as California struggled with a massive deficit.


Brown Budget Reveal

Gov. Jerry Brown Defends Education Spending in L.A.

With a proposed jump in school spending this year, Brown wants to target new dollars at districts with students who are lower-income, English-learners or live in foster homes.


Brown Budget Reveal

Gov. Brown Highlights Surplus, More Money For Schools

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Gov. Jerry Brown outlined his revised budget proposal on Tuesday, highlighting a small surplus and praising the effects of Proposition 30. Despite a small surplus, the governor says he’s continuing to pull […]


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Democrats At Odds Over Handling State Budget Surplus

Democratic lawmakers want to spend the additional revenue to make up for years of budget cuts to programs serving women, children and the poor.


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Report: California’s Actual Debt At Least $848B; Could Pass $1.1T

The combined debt of California’s state and local governments is at least $848 billion and could escalate past $1.1 trillion, according to a new report.


Gov. Jerry Brown

Brown’s Budget Proposal Includes $6.3 Billion In Increased Spending

Riding a wave of new tax revenue, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a state spending plan that eliminates the deficit and provides $6.3 billion more in spending than the previous year.


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UPDATE: Brown’s Budget Calls On More Cuts, New Taxes

Gov. Jerry Brown introduced his 2012-13 budget proposal Thursday at a news conference at the Capitol, and again painted a dire picture of California’s fiscal landscape over the next few years.


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Chiang Halts Pay For Lawmakers

California state Controller John Chiang announced Tuesday he was halting pay for state lawmakers, saying their budget plan was not balanced and did not meet the state’s requirement for getting paid.