States, Feds Struggle To Pay Spiraling Cost Of Fighting WildfiresThe long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that have to pay for the army of ground crews and machinery required to fight them.
California Lawmakers Send Governor $125 Billion BudgetThe Legislature's Thursday vote to pass the one-year spending plan comes largely along party lines, with just a handful of Republicans supporting it.
New State Budget Puts New Limits On UC SystemThe University of California system will face new financial restrictions and enrollment targets under the proposed state budget after an audit found administrators hid tens of millions of dollars from the public.
Gov. Brown Wants More For Schools In Revised Spending PlanCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking more spending on schools and child care. He announced Thursday a revised outlook for the budget year that starts July 1.
California May Face $2 Billion Budget Deficit, Gov. Brown WarnsGov. Jerry Brown has proposed a $122.5 billion budget for California and is warning of a possible $2 billion deficit in the coming fiscal year.
Prop 55 Would Extend Gov. Brown's 'Temporary' Tax For 12 YearsProposition 55 maintains the current income tax rates, raising from $4 billion to $9 billion a year.
With Booming State Economy, Gov. Brown Plans $1.4 Billion Boost To K-12 SpendingGov. Brown released a budget plan last week that would boost state spending per student to $10,591 in the next fiscal year, compared to $8,564 per student in 2007.
Gov. Brown, Lawmakers Agree On $115.4 Billion California BudgetGov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Tuesday announced a $115.4 billion budget that sends billions of dollars more to public schools and universities in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and boosts spending on social welfare programs that legislative leaders have made a priority.
California GOP Lawmaker Mistakenly Approves Budget, Says He Was Distracted By FacebookA Republican lawmaker in Sacramento became the only lawmaker from his party to vote for this year’s budget, saying he was distracted by checking Facebook.
State Lawmakers To Vote On $117.5 Billion Budget That Boosts Social Spending, Tempting Showdown With BrownCalifornia’s social service programs suffered deep cuts in the last recession, and now Democrats who control both houses of the Legislature want to increase spending on them as the state rebounds.
Gov. Brown Expected To Push For More Funds For Public SchoolsLawmakers expect Gov. Jerry Brown to suggest spending more tax dollars on public schools and community colleges while asking for more money to be set aside for a rainy day when he releases his updated budget this week.
Fight Over Tax Revenues Looms Between Gov. Brown, Democratic LegislatorsDemocrats in the Legislature, eager to expand programs that suffered cuts during the economic downturn, are heading toward a showdown with Gov. Brown over the budget surplus and Prop. 30 tax revenues.

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