Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign promise that he would not raise taxes without a vote of the people helped him beat a billionaire Republican rival who was bent on portraying him as just another tax-and-spend Democrat.
Gov. Jerry Brown has released a revised state budget that calls for a 5 percent increase in spending over the plan he released in January but said a renewal of expiring tax increases is still needed.
Assembly Republicans released a proposal that seeks to bridge the state’s $15.4 billion deficit in part by making deeper cuts to the poor and asking state workers to take another pay cut equal to 15 percent of their salaries.
State schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson joined dozens of teachers, nurses and firefighters at a state Capitol rally Wednesday.
Parent groups joined California teachers Tuesday on the front lines of a weeklong series of rallies against the possibility of deep budget cuts to education.
Teachers marched in downtown San Francisco Monday and rallied at the state Capitol to launch a week of protests over the threat of deep budget cuts to public education.
California’s tax revenue is running well ahead of projections, but the governor’s office said Friday that has not simplified the challenge of closing the state’s $15.4 billion deficit.
Nearly all of the parcel taxes on the ballot in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties appear to be passing from a special election day Tuesday.
Democratic lawmakers have approved a delay in sending vehicle registration renewal notices to drivers, giving them more time to work on a California budget that maintains a tax on vehicles.
Most Californians support Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to solve the budget deficit through a mix of spending cuts and higher taxes, but they want the state’s richest residents to bear the brunt of tax increases.