Proposition 25

John Chiang. (CBS)

Judge Rules State Controller Can’t Block Lawmakers’ Pay Over Budget Impasse

A judge has affirmed an earlier ruling that the state controller does not have authority to withhold lawmakers’ pay when the Legislature fails to pass a balanced budget on time.

04/27/2012

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

Controller Says No Paychecks For California Lawmakers Until Budget Balanced

State Controller John Chiang said Thursday he will withhold lawmakers’ pay starting June 16 unless they have passed a balanced budget by then.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/02/2011

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State Senate To Review Brown’s Budget Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to slash spending and extend tax increases to balance the state budget is just the first step in a long process.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/11/2011

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at his campaign headquarters on November 3, 2010 in Oakland. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Brown Makes First Post-Election Visit To Capitol

Governor-elect Jerry Brown made a brief stop at the state Capitol on Thursday, meeting with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers from both parties to get an insider’s glimpse at the state’s fiscal problems.

CBS San Francisco–11/04/2010

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at his campaign headquarters on November 3, 2010 in Oakland. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Governor-Elect Brown Reaches Out To Republicans

The results of Tuesday’s election still haven’t been certified, and Governor-elect Jerry Brown and the state Senate minority leader have already started the discussion on how to help small businesses and spur job creation in the private sector.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/04/2010

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

Democrats Gain More Sway In California Legislature

Democrats retained control of both legislative chambers and won a major victory in this week’s elections when voters approved Proposition 25, lowering the threshold to pass a state budget from a two-thirds vote to a simple majority.

CBS San Francisco–11/03/2010

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

State Budget Props 22, 25 & 26 All Pass

An initiative designed to make it easier for the Legislature to adopt a state budget has passed.

CBS San Francisco–11/02/2010

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

Ballot Offers Two Fixes For California Budget

Would allowing legislators to enact a state budget without a two-thirds majority solve California’s budget problems? And should it be more difficult for lawmakers to impose new fees?

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/29/2010

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

California Budget Crisis Spawns 3 Ballot Initiatives

Outside Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office hangs a clock of sorts. But instead of telling time, it shows how many days the state has been without a budget and calculates a running tab of how much that’s costing taxpayers.

CBS San Francisco–10/01/2010

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