Gov. Jerry Brown says he is firmly committed to making national health care reform work in California, but he also is wary of the potential costs.
The revised budget agreement between legislative Democrats and Governor Brown calls for the phasing out of California’s successful Healthy Families program, which provides state-sponsored, low-cost insurance for children, teens and pregnant mothers.
Optimistic projections, entrenched differences and a transparency problem are what face Governor Jerry Brown and the state legislature as they try to come to an agreement on a $92 billion dollar budget.
Next 10, a nonpartisan policy organization based in San Francisco, has released the 2012 version of their California Budget Challenge, an online tool that lets users understand the serious choices facing the state and determine where they stand on a series of spending and revenue policy options.
As Governor Jerry Brown enters his second year in office, California’s fiscal crisis remains high on his agenda.
The Legislative Analyst’s Office on Wednesday released a gloomy state fiscal outlook. It says tax revenue will fall short of the state’s projections, which could trigger midyear cuts to public schools, colleges and health care programs.
Seemingly fed up with Republican opposition to his budget ideas, Gov. Jerry Brown was poised to mobilize union members to help elect more Democrats to the state Legislature.
The Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes looked at 10 tax breaks enacted by the State Legislature and found they’ve been costing the state $6.3 billion over the past decade.
A state prison overcrowding fix that places post-sentenced prisoners into local hands has San Francisco officials fearing they’ll get hundreds of troubled parolees, and not enough money to supervise them.
A new audit has found that California’s corrections department overpaid some employees for salaries and travel advances.