Budget Cuts


South Bay School Districts Could Face Bankruptcy

Four districts are facing major financial troubles, among the almost 200 listed in a new state report.



Proposed Cuts Could Impact State’s Judicial System

More than a half-billion dollars in cuts have been proposed to the state’s court system, potentially making it harder to pay a traffic fine or get a divorce.


California Supreme Court chambers

Phil Matier: Emergency CA Supreme Court Meeting Over New Budget Plan

Gov. Brown’s proposed budget cuts to the court system will likely go through, which is cause for an emergency meeting by the state Supreme Court.



California Budget Challenge Online Tool Lets Users See Impact Of Spending Choices

Next 10, a nonpartisan policy organization based in San Francisco, has released the 2012 version of their California Budget Challenge, an online tool that lets users understand the serious choices facing the state and determine where they stand on a series of spending and revenue policy options.


The University of California at San Francisco Parnassus campus (UCSF)

UCSF Launches $100M Fundraising Campaign To Offset Cuts

The University of California, San Francisco is launching a first-of-its-kind campaign to ask private donors to make up money lost to state budget cuts.


Santa Cruz Mission

Santa Cruz Mission Latest Park To Be Saved From Cut List

Thanks to efforts by a local non-profit group, the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park will remain open for the next three years.


Frank Marrero, a fifth grade teacher at Ellerhorst Elementary in Pinole, has gone on a hunger strike over possible education cuts. His students are giving up eating sugar, playing video games and watching TV alone. (CBS)

Pinole Students Give Up Sugar As Teacher Fasts Over Budget Cuts

A teacher at a Pinole elementary school has gone on a hunger strike over possible education cuts. As he gives up food, his students are also giving up some of their favorite things.


The former California State Capitol at Benicia State Historic Park (parks.ca.gov)

Deal Reached To Keep Old Benicia Capitol Open

Officials say a deal has been reached to save Benicia State Historic Park, one of 70 California parks scheduled for closure due to budget cuts.


Downtown San Jose

San Jose’s $10 Million Surplus Partly From City Employee Job and Pay Cuts

San Jose’s Mayor Reed is pleased his most recent budget report shows a surplus, but admits cuts to services are partly the reason for being in the black.


A skateboarder performs a manuever. (City of East Palo Alto)

California’s Largest Skate Park To Remain Open in San Jose

A recently completed skate park – the largest in the state – will no longer have to close down, thanks to last minute support from parents and the City of San Jose.