Opposing Views On California's State Budget CrisisCalifornia's State Treasurer Bill Lockyer and Assemblywoman Connie Conway offer opposing views on what Gov. Jerry Brown should do now that he's vetoed the state budget, but both agree his decision came as a surprise.
Bills Aim To Keep California State Parks Open Despite Budget WoesTwo bills being considered by state lawmakers would open the door for local governments or private contractors to keep state parks open.
Governor Brown Touts Optimism Of Budget Deal To Silicon Valley CEO'sGovernor Brown shares his optimism that a budget deal will soon be reached with Silicon Valley tech CEO's, but they have concerns about education funding and the future work force.
Bay Area Council Backs Gov. Brown's Tax Plan The Bay Area Council backs Governor Brown's mix of tax extensions and spending cuts to close the state's budget, but would like to see pension reform.
Brown Warns Of Additional Shortfall At State Budget ForumGov.-elect Jerry Brown projected a budget shortfall of $28.1 billion at a budget forum Wednesday, higher than earlier estimates of $25.4 billion.
New Governor Brown To Re-Appoint Old Budget Director Governor-elect Jerry Brown plans on re-appointing Arnold Schwarzenegger's finance director in charge of the state budget.
Schwarzenegger Calls For December Special Budget SessionGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday announced a special session of the Legislature to take up a $6 billion deficit that emerged just weeks after he signed the state budget.
California Budget Perpetuates Deficit SpendingEven as California lawmakers passed a budget Friday to end an unprecedented 100-day impasse, their spending plan looked to be so tenuous that the next governor was expected to face a multibillion dollar deficit from the moment he or she steps into office next year.

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