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.
Democratic legislative leaders are meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown as they chase a Friday deadline to approve a state budget that addresses California’s nearly $16 billion deficit.
The senator said she is concerned that some lawyers are taking advantage of small businesses by filing lawsuits under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The package of six bills would make it harder to foreclose on Californians and evict them from their homes.
Two leading California Democrats want to create a state-run retirement savings program for an estimated 6.7 million private-sector workers whose employers do not offer pensions or 401(k)s.
he Legislature’s Democratic leaders have filed a lawsuit against the state controller for blocking lawmakers’ pay last year after deciding they had failed to meet their constitutional deadline for passing a balanced budget.
Public colleges in California can defray the cost of inevitable tuition and fee hikes by making textbooks available online for download, a leading state lawmaker said Wednesday.
Seemingly fed up with Republican opposition to his budget ideas, Gov. Jerry Brown was poised to mobilize union members to help elect more Democrats to the state Legislature.
Lawmakers failed to renew a statewide utility surcharge before the end of their session, dealing a blow to Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to promote alternative energy.
With another major company threatening to leave California, Democrats and Republicans are squabbling even more over who’s to blame, and some key Republican lawmakers are dismissing a plan that Democratic leaders say will help Californians get back to work.