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California Budget Deal Could Be ‘Game Changer’ For Education Funding

Gov. Jerry Brown and California legislators worked out a budget deal Monday that includes a key agreement about how to fund K-12 education and provide benefits to underprivileged school districts.

06/11/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Legislative Leaders Say California Budget Deal Near

Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders moved close to a state budget deal Monday that is expected to revamp education funding and begin restoring some of the social services cut during the recession.

06/11/2013

West Oakland Youth Center. (CBS)

$7.6 Million Oakland Youth Center May Not Open Due To Budget

A $7.6 million youth center five years in the making may close before it has a chance to open. While the West Oakland facility is almost finished, the city is having problems finding the money to run it.

05/31/2013

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

Poll Finds Most Californians Favor Saving Budget Surplus

Most Californians favor paying down the state’s debts and building a reserve over additional spending for social services, according to a poll released Wednesday that provides a boost for Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan.

05/29/2013

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Lawmakers Return To Sacramento With Many Eyeing New Spending

The California State Legislature returned to work on Tuesday to examine Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget amid a widening divide over how much money the state can spend.

05/28/2013

San Francisco City College (CBS)

Bill Adds Calif. Community College Classes At Higher Cost

Students at California community colleges could see additional class options for short summer and winter sessions under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Monday, but those courses would come with a higher price tag.

05/20/2013

California State Capitol

Analyst Projects California Revenue $3.2B Higher Than Governor

The state’s independent budget analyst says California will take in $3.2 billion more than Gov. Jerry Brown estimated, providing Democratic lawmakers the opportunity to increase spending.

05/17/2013

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

Brown’s Latest Budget Includes Major Infusion For Schools

Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest budget proposes a $17 billion bump for California’s K-12 schools over the next four years, a dramatic turn-around from the teacher layoffs and program cuts that became common during the recession.

05/15/2013

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

Brown’s Budget Cuts California Spending Plan Despite Surge In Tax Revenue

Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a $96.4 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year that starts July 1, funneling more money to K-12 schools but otherwise taking a cautionary approach to spending.

05/14/2013

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Democrats At Odds Over California Budget Surplus

Gov. Jerry Brown is reaping the benefits of an economic turn-around and higher taxes as he prepares to release his update Tuesday for the coming fiscal year’s budget. The state has collected $4.5 billion more than expected from personal income taxes.

05/13/2013

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