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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.

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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 Signs Budget That Reshapes K-12 Spending

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a state spending plan for the coming fiscal year that makes budget-busting deficits a distant memory and funnels billions of additional dollars to K-12 schools.

06/27/2013

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

Gov. Brown, Legislature To Fix Public Records Bill After Media Outcry

Seeking to quell a media outcry over access to public records, the governor’s administration on Thursday said it agrees with a fix-it bill moving through the Legislature that restores a mandate for local governments to comply with document requests.

06/20/2013

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

Gov. Brown, State Lawmakers To Get Pay Raises

California lawmakers will get a pay raise of nearly $5,000 this year while the governor will see an increase of nearly $9,000 after a citizens’ panel voted Wednesday to restore some of the cuts it made during the recession.

06/19/2013

California State Capitol

California Legislature Passes $96.3B Democratic Budget

California’s State Senate has passed a $96.3 billion budget one day ahead of deadline as GOP warns that spending will lead to future imbalance.

06/14/2013

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Gov. Brown Budget Plan Gives Big Money To Close Education Gap

California schools will receive an infusion of more than $3.6 billion in extra money this year, much of it targeted to the neediest students as part of a redistribution plan pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

06/12/2013

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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

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

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

Brown Tells Counties To Help Pay For Medi-Cal Expansion

Gov. Jerry Brown told county officials Wednesday that the state cannot afford to “double-pay” as he seeks to expand California’s health care program for the poor, meaning counties will have to forfeit millions of dollars in state funding.

05/29/2013

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