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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.