Brown's Latest Budget Includes Major Infusion For SchoolsGov. Jerry Brown's latest budget proposes a $17 billion bump for California's K-12 schools over the next four years, a dramatic turn-around from the teacher layoffs and program cuts that became common during the recession.
Improving Finances Send Gov. Brown’s Approval Rate SoaringA new Field Poll finds that Jerry Brown is enjoying his highest job-performance ratings since returning to the governor's office two years ago.
Gov. Brown Proposes Rosier Budget, More Spending Riding a wave of new tax revenue, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a state spending plan that eliminates the massive deficits of recent years and provides nearly $5 billion more in spending over the previous year.
California Budget Deficit Shrinks; May See Surplus By 2014The nonpartisan legislative analyst says California is facing a much smaller deficit of $1.9 billion through the end of the next fiscal year and could even see surpluses over the next few years.
Hopes For California Facebook Windfall Sink As Stock Slides To All-Time LowShares of Facebook plunged to all-time lows after early investors and insiders were allowed to sell their shares Thursday, dimming California’s hope for a capital gains windfall that would help balance the state budget.
California Parks Slated For Closure To Remain Open TemporarilyWith a busy Fourth of July week looming, California parks officials announced Thursday that 65 of the 70 state parks once slated to close Sunday due to budget cuts will remain open.
Critics Denounce California's Plan To Eliminate Healthy Families ProgramThe revised budget agreement between legislative Democrats and Governor Brown calls for the phasing out of California's successful Healthy Families program, which provides state-sponsored, low-cost insurance for children, teens and pregnant mothers.
Melissa Griffin: Much To Overcome For Brown, Legislature In Budget BattleOptimistic projections, entrenched differences and a transparency problem are what face Governor Jerry Brown and the state legislature as they try to come to an agreement on a $92 billion dollar budget.
California Lawmakers Set Budget Vote As Deadline LoomsWith Gov. Jerry Brown refusing to sign off on their plan, Democratic leaders say they are working on two tracks to pass a budget and continue negotiations with the governor on welfare cuts.
California Budget Challenge Online Tool Lets Users See Impact Of Spending ChoicesNext 10, a nonpartisan policy organization based in San Francisco, has released the 2012 version of their California Budget Challenge, an online tool that lets users understand the serious choices facing the state and determine where they stand on a series of spending and revenue policy options.
California Budget Deficit Grows As Income Tax Receipts Are UnderwhelmingPersonal income tax receipts were about $2 billion less than projected in April.
Analyst Estimates Lower California Tax Revenue Than GovernorCalifornia’s nonpartisan budget analyst is giving a more sober projection of tax revenue than the one contained in Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal for the coming fiscal year, mostly because it forecasts less from personal income taxes.
Budget Shortfall Triggers $1B In California Midyear CutsGov. Jerry Brown says California needs to make about $1 billion in midyear cuts to schools and social services.
San Jose Unified School District Prepared For Looming State Budget CutsA projected $3 billion budget deficit now facing California this fiscal year will almost certainly trigger cuts in December at school districts throughout the state.
Budget Analyst Projects $13B California Budget ShortfallThe Legislative Analyst's Office on Wednesday released a gloomy state fiscal outlook. It says tax revenue will fall short of the state's projections, which could trigger midyear cuts to public schools, colleges and health care programs.