Budget Cuts

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Quan To Issue Dozens Of Pink Slips

Due to the state Supreme Court ruling that legislators can cut redevelopment funds, Oakland’s Mayor Quan may be handing out dozens of pink slips and cutting salaries.


Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Hundreds Of Oakland City Employees To Get Layoff Notices

City spokeswoman Karen Boyd said the notices will go to employees in every city department except for employees in the police and fire departments, whose contracts bar them from being laid off.


California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Reflects On 1st Year In Office, Lays Out His Tax Plan

SACRAMENTO (KCBS)— Governor Jerry Brown met with reporters Tuesday to review his first year in office and look ahead to what’s next. The governor said it’s exhilarating and exciting to be running the state again […]


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San Jose Unified School District Prepared For Looming State Budget Cuts

A projected $3 billion budget deficit now facing California this fiscal year will almost certainly trigger cuts in December at school districts throughout the state.


Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) (CBS)

Rep. Speier Goes On Food Stamp Budget To Highlight Planned Cuts

Peninsula congresswoman Jackie Speier plans to spend the next five days limiting herself to eating on a budget of $4.50 per day—which she says is the budget of a typical food stamps recipient.



Budget Cuts Hit Hard At San Mateo County Courthouse

The state budget ax is hitting courts across California, and now the public will be feeling the effects of staffing and service cuts at the San Mateo County Superior Court.


Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: Challenges At UC Berkeley

An interview with UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau on the challenges the university has faced with budget cuts over the last few years.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Budget Cuts Mean Oakland Police Recovering Fewer Guns Off The Streets

Layoffs and budget cuts have hurt the department in their efforts to get the deadly weapons off the streets and out of the hand of criminals.



KCBS In Depth: The California Court System

State Supreme Court Chief Justice,Tani Cantil-Sakauye, says justice can still be served in California, even though three years of budget cuts are making it hard on the system.


San Jose Police Car (CBS)

Cash-Strapped San Jose Police Won’t Respond To Low-Priority Calls

As a result of police officer layoffs, anonymous noise complaints, burglar alarms and non-injury car crashes will now fall under the category of ‘non-response.’