Gov. Newsom Presents Budget That Shows California Awash in Tax RevenueCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed a $268 billion state budget that is one-third larger than the state’s current spending plan, fueled by surging state tax revenues and federal stimulus money.
BART Officials Present Revised $1.02B Budget; Moves Up Start Of Extended HoursBART officials took another step Thursday toward approving a balanced budget for fiscal year 2022, as the transit agency's budget officials presented a revised proposal that includes an $8 million increase in passenger revenue.
San Francisco Corruption Scandal: City Reaches $1.7M Settlement With Permit Expediter Walter WongSan Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced the city has settled a civil lawsuit worth more than $1.7 million against Walter Wong -- a business executive who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Newsom Announces Plans To Provide $1.5B Boost for Small BusinessesGov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that he plans to use some of the $27 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding to help small business owners forced to close during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wildfire Season: Lafayette City Council To Hold Special Meeting On Wildfire ResponseThe Lafayette City Council announced Thursday that its holding a special meeting next week to discuss the early-arriving 2021 fire season.
UPDATE: Newsom Says California Likely To Keep Some Mask Mandates After June 15California is likely to have “guidelines and mandates” for wearing masks indoors after the state fully reopens next month, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, appearing to walk back comments from the previous day that indicated masks would be gone in nearly all situations.
Recall Campaign Against Sonoma County DA Jill Ravitch Gets Enough Signatures To Qualify For Special ElectionA petition drive seeking the recall of Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch has obtained sufficient signatures to qualify for a special election later this year.
AAPI State Lawmakers Seek $200 Million For Fighting Hate CrimesA caucus of Asian and Pacific Islander state lawmakers announced Wednesday that they were pushing for $200 million over the next three years to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans.
Gov. Newsom Proposes Kindergarten for 4-Year-Olds in Education Spending PlanAll 4-year-olds in California could go to kindergarten for free under a new proposal from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration, part of a broad new education spending package made possible by the state’s surprise budget surplus.
Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Approves Rate IncreaseWith drought conditions worsening across the state, Santa Clara County is increasing rates for water usage.
Lawmaker Calls On California To Shut Down Online Community College After Critical AuditA Riverside assemblyman called for the state's new fully online community college to be shut down after an audit found that just 12 of its 900-plus students graduated in its first year and more than 40% dropped out.