California Gov. Jerry Brown is dismissing a proposal by Democratic allies in the state Senate, who want to seek a settlement of a federal lawsuit that could force the state to free thousands of prison inmates later this year.
Four members of the state legislature are pushing forward with efforts to help the school regain accreditation.
Minimum-wage workers in California would see their first raises in six years under a bill that has passed the state Assembly.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced systemic reforms to California’s badly underfunded public pension system that he says will save taxpayers billions of dollars over time.
The California project is seen as one that will lay the groundwork for future high-speed rail projects across the country.
The latest Field Poll showed that 66 percent of those surveyed disapprove of the job of legislators in California.
A former state regent and legislator is calling the UC President’s proposed 9.6 percent tuition hike a ‘parent tax’ on the middle class.
Taxing the rich more to benefit others isn’t a new idea, but it has emerged in recent weeks as a potential solution as California tries to salvage its public education system from deep budget cuts.
Two bills being considered by state lawmakers would open the door for local governments or private contractors to keep state parks open.
Gov. Brown had proposed a state special election in June to ask voters to extend tax hikes that are expiring this year, but the budget negotiations with Republicans broke down this week.