State Politics

Juvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.

Lawmakers Push To Restore Benefits, Pre-K In Final Week Of State Budget Talks

Democratic lawmakers are pushing to restore recession-era social service cuts and proposing new programs such as preschool for low-income families.


California State Capitol

Democrats’ Supermajority Down By 2 In State Senate

Senate Democrats are beginning the new two-year session Monday with a 27-vote supermajority — instead of 29 votes — because Gloria Negrete McLeod of Chino and Juan Vargas of San Diego resigned their seats last week after being elected to Congress.


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

California Budget List A Byproduct Of GOP Frustration

When Gov. Jerry Brown announced last week that he was ending budget negotiations with Republicans he rejected a lengthy list of requests GOP lawmakers wanted in exchange for their votes.

CBS San Francisco–04/03/2011

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (AP)

Schwarzenegger Proposes $9.9B In Cuts, Fund Shifts

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was poised to call lawmakers into an emergency budget session, calling spending cuts “simply unavoidable.”



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