Study Finds California’s Tax System Too Burdensome For Low-Income EarnersA Sacramento watchdog group has come out with their annual report that finds California’s low-income earners are paying 10.5 percent of their income in state and local taxes while the wealthiest only pay 8.7 percent.
California Spending $975 Less Per K-12 Students Than National Average Despite Improved RankingsCalifornia is spending much more on schools since the passage of Governor Brown's temporary tax increase, Proposition 30, but is likely to slip back toward the bottom once those higher taxes expire.
Despite High Incomes, Report Suggests California Spends Less On Schools Than Much Of The Country California is a wealthy state, but according to a new study it spends less on K-12 education than much of the rest of the country.
California Taxes Coming In $4 Billion Above Forecast, Analyst SaysCalifornia is on track to collect $4 billion more in personal income taxes than Gov. Jerry Brown had expected, giving a potential boost to education funding, the legislative analyst's office said Tuesday.
Gov. Brown Optimistic On California Rebound In State Of State AddressCheering a California rebound, Gov. Jerry Brown says voter-approved tax increases have put the state on sound financial footing but warns lawmakers that they must be tight-fisted with the government purse strings.
California Schools Chief Calls For Statewide Bond MeasureTom Torlakson said the passage of Proposition 30 is just the first step in getting the state's education system back on track.
California Voter Turnout Was 72 Percent In November ElectionCalifornia’s Secretary of State said more than half the voters who cast ballots in the November election voted by mail—the highest rate yet for a general election.
Gov. Brown Urges UC To Rethink Education, Contain CostsGov. Jerry Brown is calling on the University of California to contain costs and rethink how it does business even though voters approved new taxes to fund schools and colleges.
Young Voters Turned The Tide For Gov. Brown's Prop 30Those under 30 helped the Democratic governor win relatively easy passage for Proposition 30, raising the statewide sales tax and income taxes on high earners.
Phil Matier: Supermajority Poses Its Own Set of Problems For California LegislatureThe possibility that a supermajority of Democrats will control both houses of the California Legislature does not guarantee an end to the gridlock in Sacramento.
UC Berkeley Students Seek Tuition Cuts After Prop. 30 PassesHundreds of students at UC Berkeley walked out of class and marched in the rain Thursday, demanding that their tuition go down following the passage of Proposition 30.
Voters Approve Gov. Brown's Prop. 30 Tax InitiativeCCalifornia voters have approved Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to raise income taxes on the wealthy and raise the statewide sales tax to fund education and help balance the state budget.
California Voters Reject Prop. 38 Education Tax IncreaseCalifornia voters have rejected Proposition 38, a broad-based income tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars a year for public schools.
Arizona Donation To Oppose California Prop 30 Called 'Money Laundering'An Arizona nonprofit disclosed Monday that two conservative groups were behind its $11 million campaign contribution to a California organization fighting Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative.
CA Governor Brown Makes Final Pitch For Prop 30In a final weekend of campaigning, Gov. Jerry Brown is asking everyone from students to venture capitalists to lend a hand in pushing his struggling $6 billion tax increase across the finish line.