California budget

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Improving Finances Send Gov. Brown’s Approval Rate Soaring

A new Field Poll finds that Jerry Brown is enjoying his highest job-performance ratings since returning to the governor’s office two years ago.

02/21/2013

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

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.

01/10/2013

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

California Budget Deficit Shrinks; May See Surplus By 2014

The nonpartisan legislative analyst says California is facing a much smaller deficit of $1.9 billion through the end of the next fiscal year and could even see surpluses over the next few years.

11/14/2012

A sign welcoming Facebook is flashed on a screen outside the NASDAQ stock exchange at Times Square in New York, May 18, 2012. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/GettyImages)

Hopes For California Facebook Windfall Sink As Stock Slides To All-Time Low

Shares of Facebook plunged to all-time lows after early investors and insiders were allowed to sell their shares Thursday, dimming California’s hope for a capital gains windfall that would help balance the state budget.

08/16/2012

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California Parks Slated For Closure To Remain Open Temporarily

With a busy Fourth of July week looming, California parks officials announced Thursday that 65 of the 70 state parks once slated to close Sunday due to budget cuts will remain open.

06/28/2012

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Critics Denounce California’s Plan To Eliminate Healthy Families Program

The revised budget agreement between legislative Democrats and Governor Brown calls for the phasing out of California’s successful Healthy Families program, which provides state-sponsored, low-cost insurance for children, teens and pregnant mothers.

06/22/2012

Jerry Brown

Melissa Griffin: Much To Overcome For Brown, Legislature In Budget Battle

Optimistic projections, entrenched differences and a transparency problem are what face Governor Jerry Brown and the state legislature as they try to come to an agreement on a $92 billion dollar budget.

06/18/2012

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

California Lawmakers Set Budget Vote As Deadline Looms

With Gov. Jerry Brown refusing to sign off on their plan, Democratic leaders say they are working on two tracks to pass a budget and continue negotiations with the governor on welfare cuts.

06/15/2012

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California Budget Challenge Online Tool Lets Users See Impact Of Spending Choices

Next 10, a nonpartisan policy organization based in San Francisco, has released the 2012 version of their California Budget Challenge, an online tool that lets users understand the serious choices facing the state and determine where they stand on a series of spending and revenue policy options.

05/15/2012

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

California Budget Deficit Grows As Income Tax Receipts Are Underwhelming

Personal income tax receipts were about $2 billion less than projected in April.

05/08/2012

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