Fight Over Tax Revenues Looms Between Gov. Brown, Democratic LegislatorsDemocrats in the Legislature, eager to expand programs that suffered cuts during the economic downturn, are heading toward a showdown with Gov. Brown over the budget surplus and Prop. 30 tax revenues.
Brown Adds To Rainy Day Fund With $113 Billion State Spending Plan Released FridayGov. Jerry Brown plans to unveil a record $113 billion state spending plan that boosts schools and pays debt, but will reject additional funding for the University of California.
Gov. Brown Signs Spending Plan That Expands Medi-Cal While Continuing Budget CutsGov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that accommodates an influx of uninsured residents into Medi-Cal yet leaves in place a 10 percent recession-era cut to most doctors, dentists and other health care providers who treat Medi-Cal patients.
California State Legislature Approves $108 Billion BudgetMoving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline, the state Legislature on Sunday approved California’s $108 billion general fund spending plan for the coming fiscal year.
Gov. Brown Calls Special Session To Change California’s Rainy-Day FundSaying the state's budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.
Gov. Brown Signs Budget That Reshapes K-12 SpendingGov. Jerry Brown has signed a state spending plan for the coming fiscal year that makes budget-busting deficits a distant memory and funnels billions of additional dollars to K-12 schools.
Gov. Brown, Legislature To Fix Public Records Bill After Media OutcrySeeking to quell a media outcry over access to public records, the governor's administration on Thursday said it agrees with a fix-it bill moving through the Legislature that restores a mandate for local governments to comply with document requests.
Gov. Brown, State Lawmakers To Get Pay RaisesCalifornia lawmakers will get a pay raise of nearly $5,000 this year while the governor will see an increase of nearly $9,000 after a citizens’ panel voted Wednesday to restore some of the cuts it made during the recession.
California Legislature Passes $96.3B Democratic BudgetCalifornia’s State Senate has passed a $96.3 billion budget one day ahead of deadline as GOP warns that spending will lead to future imbalance.
Gov. Brown Budget Plan Gives Big Money To Close Education GapCalifornia schools will receive an infusion of more than $3.6 billion in extra money this year, much of it targeted to the neediest students as part of a redistribution plan pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
California Budget Deal Could Be ‘Game Changer’ For Education FundingGov. Jerry Brown and California legislators worked out a budget deal Monday that includes a key agreement about how to fund K-12 education and provide benefits to underprivileged school districts.
Legislative Leaders Say California Budget Deal NearGov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature's Democratic leaders moved close to a state budget deal Monday that is expected to revamp education funding and begin restoring some of the social services cut during the recession.
Poll Finds Most Californians Favor Saving Budget SurplusMost Californians favor paying down the state's debts and building a reserve over additional spending for social services, according to a poll released Wednesday that provides a boost for Gov. Jerry Brown's budget plan.
Brown Tells Counties To Help Pay For Medi-Cal ExpansionGov. Jerry Brown told county officials Wednesday that the state cannot afford to "double-pay" as he seeks to expand California's health care program for the poor, meaning counties will have to forfeit millions of dollars in state funding.
Lawmakers Return To Sacramento With Many Eyeing New SpendingThe California State Legislature returned to work on Tuesday to examine Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget amid a widening divide over how much money the state can spend.