The judges said in a one-paragraph order, without comment, that a court-appointed mediator needs more time to seek agreement on how the state should reduce inmate crowding.
California’s colorful and unpredictable governor, Jerry Brown, is preparing to pass another milestone: the state’s longest serving governor.
California’s largest public employee union says it has reached a tentative agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown on a new three-year contract that includes raises for 95,000 state workers.
The state’s independent budget analyst says California will take in $3.2 billion more than Gov. Jerry Brown estimated, providing Democratic lawmakers the opportunity to increase spending.
California’s jobless rate decreased to 9.4 percent in March, continuing a steady decline as the state pulls itself out of recession.
The state employee furloughs started under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger greatly increased the cash-out liabilities owed by California taxpayers when those workers leave government service.
During his State of the State address in January, Gov. Jerry Brown acknowledged California’s deep financial hole but also expressed faith in the state’s ability to rebound and surprise its doubters.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a rare on-time budget a day before the start of California’s fiscal year, a package that is a combination of spending cuts, fee hikes and the promise of higher tax revenue that might never materialize.
The state controller has unveiled a website that lists salaries, pensions and other compensation for more than 594,000 city and county employees throughout California.
The California Supreme Court has upheld Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s order to furlough state workers, dealing a major victory to part of the governor’s budgeting plans.