Gov. Newsom Says Trump Unemployment Plan Falls Short, Addresses COVID-19 Data GlitchGov. Gavin Newsom on Monday said President Trump's unemployment plan falls far short of what California needs in terms of funding and addressed the state's ongoing issues with COVID testing data for the first time.
SFMTA Board Latest To Approve Caltrain Ballot Measure Before Friday DeadlineThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Board of Directors unanimously approved putting an eighth-cent sales tax on the November ballot to fund Caltrain during a special meeting Wednesday morning.
Union Leaders Urge San Francisco Mayor Not to Layoff City WorkersUnion leaders and city workers Friday urged San Francisco Mayor London Breed not to lay off workers and make cuts to public service to balance a $1.5 billion shortfall in the city's budget. 
Mayor Schaaf Casts Deciding 'No' Vote On Police Defunding, Breaking Oakland Council Late Night DeadlockIn a late night vote Tuesday, the Oakland City Council were deadlocked on whether to slash millions from the police budget with Mayor Libby Schaaf casting the deciding vote, hours after vandals sent her a message loud and clear.
Mayor Schaaf Casts Deciding 'No' Vote On Police Defunding, Breaking Oakland Council Late Night DeadlockIn a late night vote Tuesday, the Oakland City Council were deadlocked on whether to slash millions from the police budget with Mayor Libby Schaaf casting the deciding vote, hours after vandals sent her a message loud and clear.
Walnut Creek City Council Approves Reduced 2020-21 Budget With Job And Funding CutsA 2020-2021 Walnut Creek general fund operating budget of about $79 million, down almost $12 million from last year and more than $12 million less than what was originally anticipated for this coming year before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, was approved late Tuesday night by the Walnut Creek City Council.
Berkeley City Council Votes To Slash Police Budget By $9.2 MillionBerkeley city councilmembers voted on Wednesday to cut the police budget next fiscal year by $9.2 million, about 12 percent, though the money saved will help backfill the city's deficit rather than support changes as some residents had hoped.
San Francisco Officials Back 'Millionaires Tax' To Counter COVID-19 Fiscal LossesSupervisors have unanimously approved a resolution urging state lawmakers to look into new ways create revenue to help with the state's economic recovery in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus, like taxing millionaires.
Newsom Signs CA Budget Closing Estimated $54.3 Billion Deficit With Taxes, Spending CutsGov. Gavin Newsom signed a budget on Monday that closes an estimated $54.3 billion deficit by temporarily raising taxes on businesses, delaying payments to schools and cutting billions in spending on state services and worker salaries.
Newsom, Lawmakers Agree On How To Close $54 Billion Budget DeficitCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Democratic state Legislature have agreed to a state spending plan that avoids billions of dollars in permanent cuts to public schools and health care programs.
San Jose Officials Approve New Budget After Nearly 13 Hours Of DebateAs protesters gathered outside San Jose City Hall Tuesday, city leaders were meeting to approve the Mayor Sam Liccardo's proposed $4.1 billion budget for the next fiscal year.