Gov. Jerry Brown is reaping the benefits of an economic turn-around and higher taxes as he prepares to release his update Tuesday for the coming fiscal year’s budget. The state has collected $4.5 billion more than expected from personal income taxes.
A week before the midterm elections, Michelle Obama said the race for the congressional majority is “too close” and Democratic voters must recapture the energy of 2008.
The president is in California as part of a two-day swing to raise money for the Democratic party and campaign for Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is in a tight race with Republican Carly Fiorina.