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California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Calls Special Session To Change California’s Rainy-Day Fund

Saying the state’s budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.

04/16/2014

President Obama during a meeting with Congressional leaders. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President’s Proposed Budget Includes Cash For California Infrastructure, Drought

President Barack Obama proposed an almost $4 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that includes a few nuggets for California, but it also cuts money the Golden State had been counting on.

03/04/2014

Jerry Brown Campaign Appearance

Poll Finds Strong Majorities Approve Gov. Brown, Budget Plan

A poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California says strong majorities of likely voters approve of Gov. Jerry Brown’s overall handling of the job and of the budget proposal he released earlier this month.

01/29/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown Calls For New Education Funding, Rainy Day Fund In Budget Proposal

A robust economic recovery and surging revenue propelled by voter-approved tax increases has sent California’s general fund spending to a record high, but Gov. Jerry Brown is pledging a somber approach to the windfall.

01/09/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Reportedly Proposing To Pay Down $11B In State Debt

Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget for the coming fiscal year calls for an 8.5 percent increase in general fund spending coupled with a dedication to pay down the state’s debt by more than $11 billion.

01/08/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California To Have $10 Billion Budget Surplus By 2017, Analyst Says

California’s independent legislative analyst is offering a rosier financial forecast for the state than in the last several years.

11/20/2013

San Jose State University (San Jose State University)

San Jose State Faces Huge Budget Shortfall; Fewer Classes Planned

The university realized a month ago they will spend $4 million more than they have in the budget.

11/06/2013

Antioch Police

Antioch Voters Approve Half-Cent Sales Tax To Fight Crime, Blight

Voters appear to have overwhelmingly approved a half-cent sales tax that is expected to bring in more than $4.3 million annually and help Antioch out of its current financial crisis, according to unofficial election results.

11/06/2013

NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View (NASA)

NASA Ames Staff Would Be Hit Hard By Government Shutdown

Only 3% of NASA employees in highly select positions would be allowed to stay on the job – for example those involved with the International Space Station – or those involved in jobs deemed necessary for safety and security.

09/30/2013

(CBS)

About The Bay: How State Budget Cuts Affect Sick Workers

Cuts in the state budget have hit a lot of people hard, but they hit especially hard when you’re already hurting. If you’re sick and off work in the State of California some federal under-funding issues could have a major impact on you.

09/23/2013

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