Brown's Pledge To Voters Complicates Budget PlanGov. Jerry Brown's campaign promise that he would not raise taxes without a vote of the people helped him beat a billionaire Republican rival who was bent on portraying him as just another tax-and-spend Democrat.
California Budget Analyst Unsure Why Income Rising Among WealthyThe Legislature's nonpartisan analyst is in agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown's administration that personal income is going up for California's wealthy, but they're not sure why.
Lawmakers Vote To Let Nonprofits Take Over California State ParksWith budget cuts threatening to force the shutdown of 70 California state parks, the state Assembly has unanimously approved legislation making it easier for nonprofit groups to take over operations at some parks.
California Revenue Up, But Brown Still Pushes Tax HikesGov. Jerry Brown has released a revised state budget that calls for a 5 percent increase in spending over the plan he released in January but said a renewal of expiring tax increases is still needed.
Silicon Valley Education Advocates Lobby For Funding In SacramentoThe message they were bringing to lawmakers: they wanted to make it clear that California schools simply can't take any more budget cuts.
California Unveils List Of 70 Planned Park Closures Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is proposing to close a quarter of all state parks because of budget cuts approved by the state Legislature.
Teachers In Bay Area, State Wrap Up Week Of Budget ProtestsEducators and students rallied across the Bay Area and state Friday to honor teachers and protest looming budget cuts to education.
Gov. Brown Looks To Dump Controversial State BoardAs part of his revised budget, Gov. Jerry Brown will propose eliminating a state board that has been criticized for providing a highly-paid landing spot for termed-out lawmakers looking for work.
Assembly GOP Proposes California Budget With No Tax IncreasesAssembly Republicans released a proposal that seeks to bridge the state’s $15.4 billion deficit in part by making deeper cuts to the poor and asking state workers to take another pay cut equal to 15 percent of their salaries.
Report Finds California High-Speed Rail Needs OverhaulThe state's independent analyst on Tuesday called for major changes to California's high-speed rail plans.
Higher Tax Revenue Complicates Brown's Tax PitchCalifornia's tax revenue is running well ahead of projections, but the governor's office said Friday that has not simplified the challenge of closing the state's $15.4 billion deficit.
State's Budget Woes Take Center Stage In Silicon ValleySome of California's top business and education leaders planned to gather in Silicon Valley Friday morning to talk about the impact of state budget cuts on schools.
Phil Matier: California May Lift Limits On Local Tax IncreasesA bill making its way through the state Senate would let counties and school districts put local tax measures up for a popular vote.
California Taxman Rakes In Billions More Than ExpectedIncome tax revenue has exceeded state projections by $2 billion, and California’s deficit may shrink before Governor Jerry Brown submits his revised budget, state officials said.
South Bay Educators Decry Shortened School Year ProposalsThe prospect of state budget that strictly cuts spending, and does not extend tax increases, loomed over an education summit in the South Bay Tuesday, where school leaders said they can't spare any further expenses or school days.