Democratic lawmakers are pushing to restore recession-era social service cuts and proposing new programs such as preschool for low-income families.
A report released by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office is cautioning state lawmakers to make sure that counties receive enough funding to take responsibility for a wide range of programs.
California tax revenue fell nearly $539 million below projections last month, pushing the state closer to automatic, mid-year budget cuts to schools, universities and social services.
San Francisco voters must decide this November whether to approve a ½-cent sales tax increase to replace a state sales tax surcharge that expired earlier this summer.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors was poised to trim more jobs Tuesday because of state and federal budget cuts.