California Budget Crisis

Gov. Brown Calls Special Session To Change California’s Rainy-Day FundSaying 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.
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.
California Taxes Coming In $4 Billion Above Forecast, Analyst SaysCalifornia 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.
Poll Finds Californians Upbeat Over Future, Budget PlanA new poll finds that Californians are more optimistic about the future of the state than at any time since before the recession.
Gov. Brown Optimistic On California Rebound In State Of State AddressCheering a California rebound, Gov. Jerry Brown says voter-approved tax increases have put the state on sound financial footing but warns lawmakers that they must be tight-fisted with the government purse strings.
Gov. Brown Proposes Rosier Budget, More Spending Riding a wave of new tax revenue, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a state spending plan that eliminates the massive deficits of recent years and provides nearly $5 billion more in spending over the previous year.
Audit Confirms California Parks Underreported Funding For 19 Years A new audit confirms that staff at the California Department of Parks and Recreation intentionally under-reported the amount of money in its accounts for at least 19 years.
Controller Finds More Money Problems In California ParksA state review finds that more than 200 state employees were overpaid more than $500,000 by managers who deliberately broke state rules at the troubled California Department of Parks and Recreation.
Governor Brown Offers Preview For Next State BudgetAt a UC Regents meeting, Governor Brown said more cuts can be expected despite voters approving his tax measure, Proposition 30, in November.
Voters Approve Gov. Brown's Prop. 30 Tax InitiativeCCalifornia voters have approved Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to raise income taxes on the wealthy and raise the statewide sales tax to fund education and help balance the state budget.
California Voters Approve Prop. 39, Closing Tax LoopholeCalifornia voters were leaning toward approving an initiative that would undo a tax break for out-of-state corporations and send more money to state coffers. Proposition 39 was ahead in early returns Tuesday after polls closed.
Group Opposing Proposition 30 Appeals Order For Campaign RecordsAttorneys for an Arizona nonprofit that gave $11 million to a California political action committee say they have appealed a court order compelling the group to turn over its financial records.