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Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Plan To Kill California High-Speed Rail Project Clears 1st Hurdle To Landing On Ballot

Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced Tuesday that backers of a plan to end the California high-speed rail project had the green light to begin collecting signatures in an effort to get an initiative on the ballot.

03/04/2014

San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University Might Dump Gator Mascot

San Francisco State University may be dumping its Gator mascot.

02/20/2014

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Extends California Prison Crowding Deadline 1 Month

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.

10/21/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Brown To Become Longest Serving California Governor Next Week

California’s colorful and unpredictable governor, Jerry Brown, is preparing to pass another milestone: the state’s longest serving governor.

10/04/2013

(CBS)

California State Workers To Get Raises In Proposed Deal

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.

06/11/2013

California State Capitol

Analyst Projects California Revenue $3.2B Higher Than Governor

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.

05/17/2013

Bridge Workers

California Unemployment Rate Drops To 9.4 Percent

California’s jobless rate decreased to 9.4 percent in March, continuing a steady decline as the state pulls itself out of recession.

04/19/2013

Furloughed California Workers

California Worker Furloughs Increase State’s Long-Term Costs

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.

03/14/2013

California State Capitol

In California Budget, Some See A Year Of Magical Thinking

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.

KPIX 5–07/01/2011

Jerry Brown

Brown Signs Rare On-Time California Budget

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.

KPIX 5–06/30/2011

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