General Fund

Prison Inmates

Study Finds California Now Spending More On Prisons Than Colleges

According to a report from non-profit watchdog California Common Sense, the state now spends more on prisons than universities.


Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

Bill Proposed To Ensure PG&E Blast Fine Is Spent On Pipeline Upgrades

Assemblyman Jerry Hill says he doesn’t want fines PG&E will pay to California for the San Bruno pipeline fire and explosion to be swallowed up by the state’s general fund.



CoCo Considers Diverting Social Program Funding For Concord’s Poor

Contra Costa County is considering dropping a long-standing earmark for the poor in order help close the budget gap, and potentially put more police on the streets.