Special election

California Governor Jerry Brown

Poll: Californians Want Budget Say, But Disapprove Brown Plan

A new survey shows a strong majority of California voters want a say on the state budget but disagree with Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax proposal.

CBS San Francisco–06/01/2011

Gov. Jerry Brown

Brown’s Pledge To Voters Complicates Budget Plan

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.

CBS San Francisco–05/20/2011

California Governor Jerry Brown

California Revenue Up, But Brown Still Pushes Tax Hikes

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.


California State Capitol

Assembly GOP Proposes California Budget With No Tax Increases

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.


Tom Torlakson

California Schools Chief, Teachers Press Taxes With Lawmakers

State schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson joined dozens of teachers, nurses and firefighters at a state Capitol rally Wednesday.

CBS San Francisco–05/11/2011


Parents Join California Teachers In Budget Protests

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.

CBS San Francisco–05/10/2011

Jennifer Raeder, a second grade teacher at Sunnyside Elementary school in San Francisco, who has already received a pink slip, joined more than 200 other teachers and supporters in a demonstration against proposed budget cuts to education in Sacramento on May 9, 2011. (AP)

Teachers In Bay Area, State Begin Week Of Budget Protests

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/09/2011

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

Higher Tax Revenue Complicates Brown’s Tax Pitch

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.

CBS San Francisco–05/06/2011


South Bay, Peninsula Parcel Taxes Headed For Victory

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.


Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Democrats Win Delay Of DMV Notices In Budget Fight

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.

CBS San Francisco–05/02/2011