A bitter split over the revised California budget seemed to have a lone spot of bipartisanship on Monday, but that’s because one Assemblyman was on Facebook.
Gov. Jerry Brown, also a Democrat, has been reluctant to go along with new spending commitments for welfare, health care and child care. He and Republicans are concerned that the state won’t collect as much in taxes as Democrats are projecting, leaving the state vulnerable if the economy dips.
Legislative staffers suggest the Highway Patrol doesn’t have much use for the aircraft it already has.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 […]
Democratic lawmakers want to spend the additional revenue to make up for years of budget cuts to programs serving women, children and the poor.
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.
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.