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.
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.
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.
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.
The presence of the CHP will increase with 10 officers and two sergeants deployed four days a week rather than two.
Piedmont is moving forward with plans to install cameras to record the license plates of all cars that drive into town.
East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell said he’s tired of the “whack-a-mole” approaching to trying to fix the budget.
Many city employees said they refuse to accept any more cuts to their benefits or pay after making those concessions during the recession.
Budget cuts related to the federal sequester are impacting some National Park Service sites in the East Bay, which could lead to less public access.
Regional air traffic moved smoothly with minimal delays at the three Bay Area international airports Wednesday, despite the Federal Aviation Administration’s imposed furlough on the nation’s air traffic controllers.