Judge Rules State Controller Can't Block Lawmakers' Pay Over Budget ImpasseA 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.
Controller Says No Paychecks For California Lawmakers Until Budget BalancedState Controller John Chiang said Thursday he will withhold lawmakers' pay starting June 16 unless they have passed a balanced budget by then.
State Senate To Review Brown's Budget PlanGov. 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.
Brown Makes First Post-Election Visit To CapitolGovernor-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.
Governor-Elect Brown Reaches Out To RepublicansThe 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.
Democrats Gain More Sway In California LegislatureDemocrats 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.
State Budget Props 22, 25 & 26 All PassAn initiative designed to make it easier for the Legislature to adopt a state budget has passed.
Ballot Offers Two Fixes For California BudgetWould 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?
California Budget Crisis Spawns 3 Ballot InitiativesOutside 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.