California Voters Approve Prop. 39, Closing Tax LoopholeCalifornia voters were leaning toward approving an initiative that would undo a tax break for out-of-state corporations and send more money to state coffers. Proposition 39 was ahead in early returns Tuesday after polls closed.
Group Opposing Proposition 30 Appeals Order For Campaign RecordsAttorneys for an Arizona nonprofit that gave $11 million to a California political action committee say they have appealed a court order compelling the group to turn over its financial records.
Support For Governor’s Tax Proposal Drops Below 50 Percent In Field PollWith less than a week to go before the general election, a new Field Poll shows support for a tax hike proposal backed by Gov. Jerry Brown dropping below 50 percent.
Proposition 34 Supporters Say Death Penalty Too Costly In Cash-Strapped StateDeath penalty opponents in California are trying a new argument this year: Abolish capital punishment because the perpetually cash-strapped state just can't afford it.
Judge Allows Audit Of Group Opposing Gov. Brown’s Tax MeasureA Sacramento judge has issued a tentative ruling allowing California’s political watchdog to investigate the donors behind an $11 million contribution to a California ballot measure committee.
Quan: Oakland In Strongest Financial Position In A DecadeOakland Mayor Jean Quan said Monday that a new report indicates that her city’s fiscal position is the strongest it’s been in a decade.
Watchdog Group Sues For Details About Prop. 30 OpponentsCalifornia officials have filed a lawsuit in hopes of revealing who is behind $11 million in out-of-state contributions to defeat Proposition 30, the tax increase proposal backed by California Governor Jerry Brown.
San Francisco City College Makes Moves To Close Budget GapCity College of San Francisco trustees voted Thursday to close a small childcare facility in Bernal Heights and reduce hours at three others in a move to close a major budget gap and save the school’s accreditation.
CSU Monterey Bay Professor's Support Of Prop. 30 Sparks LawsuitAn anti-tax group is suing California State University, Monterey Bay over an email sent by a professor urging students to support Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s November tax initiative
Gov. Brown Pushes College Students To Support Tax HikeGov. Jerry Brown is warning college students to support his tax increase on the November ballot or face larger tuition bills in the future.
San Francisco City College Getting Trustee To Oversee FinancesThe City College of San Francisco will soon get a special trustee to oversee the troubled school’s finances as it seeks to keep its accreditation.
Cash-Strapped San Jose School District Shuffling Students, Cutting TeachersLower enrollment is forcing a 23-campus San Jose school district to eliminate 18 teaching positions.
Donors Who Helped Save Henry Coe Park Want Money Back From StateThe State of California is refusing to refund a group that pledged to keep a Bay Area park open, despite an investigation revealing the State Parks Department was sitting on millions in hidden funds.
Deep California Budget Cuts Force Litigants To Pay For Court ReportersCivil cases could be getting more expensive across the state. Budget cuts are forcing many litigants, including in Santa Clara County, to pay for their own court reporters.
New Homes For California Veterans Sit Empty As Taxpayers Foot BillCalifornia veterans are desperate for housing. But two brand new facilities are sitting empty, with taxpayers footing the bill.