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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Lee Signs Budget Without Cuts, Money For 400 More Police Officers

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and members of the Board of Supervisors gathered at City Hall Wednesday for the signing of a no-cut budget that will allow for expansion of many city departments during the city’s fiscal year 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

07/29/2015

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State Lawmakers To Vote On $117.5 Billion Budget That Boosts Social Spending, Tempting Showdown With Brown

California’s social service programs suffered deep cuts in the last recession, and now Democrats who control both houses of the Legislature want to increase spending on them as the state rebounds.

06/14/2015

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BART Approves Budget For Longer, More Frequent Trains On East Bay Lines

BART’s Board of Directors passed a new $1.6 billion budget Thursday that promises longer and more frequent trains for riders of two East Bay lines beginning in September.

06/12/2015

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin’s Death Row Is Running Out Of Room

San Quentin’s Death Row is home to some of the state’s most notorious criminals, but the prison may be running out of room for them, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to ask for millions of dollars to pay for more cells.

05/25/2015

UC Berkeley

No UC Tuition Hikes For Next 2 Years As Part Of Governor Brown’s Revised Budget

This comes after months of negotiations and lobbying by President Napolitano for more funding from the state, to avoid tuition hikes of up to 5 percent in each of the next five years.

05/14/2015

Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Expected To Push For More Funds For Public Schools

Lawmakers expect Gov. Jerry Brown to suggest spending more tax dollars on public schools and community colleges while asking for more money to be set aside for a rainy day when he releases his updated budget this week.

05/10/2015

BART passengers on the platform at Embarcadero station in San Francisco during delays in the system, May 6, 2015. Note the message board instructions. (Nicole Jones/CBS)

BART Could See More Breakdowns On Tracks, Needs More Than $4 Billion To Upgrade Infrastructure

BART officials said the 10-inches of rail broke on a newer section of tracks, and the rails like the cars badly need to be replaced.

05/07/2015

A San Francisco police officer with a body camera that might be used by the department. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Body Cameras For All San Francisco Police Officers Proposed; 250 More Officers To Be Hired

The budget proposal from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee would also allow the city to 250 new police officers over the next two years.

04/30/2015

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Sonoma, Marin County Residents Get First Glimpse Of SMART Commuter Train In Cotati

Marin and Sonoma County officials and residents got their first look at the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter trains that are scheduled to begin trips between the two counties starting in 2016.

04/07/2015

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Racial Divide In California’s State Parks Could Squander Future Funding

One of the best parts of living in the Golden State is the ability to enjoy over 1.6 million acres of mountains, beaches and valleys protected by state parks. But a new report finds park visitors do not reflect the state’s changing and diverse demographics, making the future of park funding uncertain.

02/05/2015

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