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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

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

Oakland Approves Extra Patrols From CHP

The presence of the CHP will increase with 10 officers and two sergeants deployed four days a week rather than two.

05/08/2013

A surveillance camera (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Piedmont OKs Surveillance Cameras At Entry Points To Capture License Plates

Piedmont is moving forward with plans to install cameras to record the license plates of all cars that drive into town.

05/07/2013

Coast Guard crew members aboard a HH-65C Dolphin helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Bay Area Lawmaker Concerned About Coast Guard Cutting Bridge Patrols

East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell said he’s tired of the “whack-a-mole” approaching to trying to fix the budget.

05/01/2013

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Employees Voice Concerns About New Budget

Many city employees said they refuse to accept any more cuts to their benefits or pay after making those concessions during the recession.

05/01/2013

A woman looks at an exhibit in Richmond's 'Rosie The Riveter' Visitor's Center.

Sequester Cuts May Impact Access To East Bay Historical Sites

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.

04/25/2013

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Bay Area Airports Report Few Delays Amid FAA Furlough

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.

04/24/2013

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

Gov. Brown Rallies Support To Change Funding For Schools

Standing with school leaders from San Diego County to Shasta County, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called his education funding plan a civil rights “cause for the children of California” as he tries to persuade reluctant members of his own party to include his proposal in the upcoming state budget.

04/24/2013

Contra Costa County seal

Pensions ‘Elephant In The Room’ As CoCo County Eyes New Budget

Contra Costa supervisors are expected to adopt a new county budget next month and the county administrator is optimistic about it despite rising-pension costs.

04/24/2013

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

California Taxes Coming In $4 Billion Above Forecast, Analyst Says

California is on track to collect $4 billion more in personal income taxes than Gov. Jerry Brown had expected, giving a potential boost to education funding, the legislative analyst’s office said Tuesday.

04/23/2013

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