Budget Plan

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

Gov. Brown Proposes Rosier Budget, More Spending

Riding a wave of new tax revenue, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a state spending plan that eliminates the massive deficits of recent years and provides nearly $5 billion more in spending over the previous year.


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is interviewed in the KCBS studio (CBS)

Oakland’s Mayor Wants Pension Issues Worked Out At Negotiating Table

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said she wants to get concessions on public employee pension changes at the bargaining table rather than at the ballot.


Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Looks To Dump Controversial State Board

As part of his revised budget, Gov. Jerry Brown will propose eliminating a state board that has been criticized for providing a highly-paid landing spot for termed-out lawmakers looking for work.

CBS San Francisco–05/13/2011

Senator Boxer Blasts Republicans Over Proposed Budget

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer took House Republicans to task on Wednesday over their proposed budget plan.


Teachers in Union City protested layoffs and staff reductions in March, 2011.  (CBS)

Pink Slips Handed Out To Thousands Of California Teachers

School districts in California have issued nearly 19,000 layoff notices so far to teachers amid uncertainty over the state budget, the California Teachers Association estimated Tuesday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/15/2011

Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

California Mayors Fight For Redevelopment Agencies

Mayors from across the state are offering Governor Jerry Brown a new plan, all in an effort to save redevelopment agencies.



Gov. Brown’s Plan To Transfer State Prisoners Under Attack

San Mateo County already houses more than 1,000 inmates in facilities meant for just 834. Under the governor’s plan, the county could be forced to house 40% more by year’s end, something Munks described as a potential crisis.