Newsom Proposes Tax Cuts, Expanding Health CareWith state revenues at an all-time high, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a budget that would cut taxes while also promising to pay the health care expenses of all of the state’s low-income adults who are living in the country illegally.
State Budget Analyst Predicts $31 Billion Surplus, Could Spark RefundsA new report from California’s independent Legislative Analyst's Office notes that the state could have so much money next year that it might have to refund some of it to residents to meet the state’s constitutional limits on spending.
CA Lawmakers Approve $262.5 Billion Budget Plan Restoring Cuts Made During PandemicThe $262.6 billion proposal now on its way to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk would restore spending cuts made last year when state officials thought they were facing a record budget deficit because of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Update: Napa Valley College Donates Ventilators For COVID-19 ResponseNapa Valley College is among California community colleges around the state to donate ventilators to hospitals during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, a school spokeswoman said.
Cheese Overload: U.S. Sitting On 1.2 Billion PoundsAn abundance of milk in Europe, combined with high demand in the United States is adding up to a cheese surplus in America.
Davis City Council Tells Police To Tank Bulletproof VehicleThe Davis City Council has told the Davis Police Department to return its armored vehicle to the military within 60 days and to consider other alternatives for protection on four wheels.
Bulk Of Gov. Brown’s Revised State Budget Would Go Towards Medi-Cal California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget on Tuesday, which is $1 billion more than the original he submitted in January. The majority of the funds would go to health-care costs for the poor.
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.
Task Force: Accounting Tricks Mean Impending California Budget DoomCalifornia and other states need to start being honest about their budgets and future liabilities, or face a terrible reckoning a generation from now, that according to the State Budget Crisis Task Force.
Brown Calls For New Education Funding, Rainy Day Fund In Budget ProposalA robust economic recovery and surging revenue propelled by voter-approved tax increases has sent California’s general fund spending to a record high, but Gov. Jerry Brown is pledging a somber approach to the windfall.
Gov. Brown Reportedly Proposing To Pay Down $11B In State DebtGov. Jerry Brown's budget for the coming fiscal year calls for an 8.5 percent increase in general fund spending coupled with a dedication to pay down the state's debt by more than $11 billion.
California To Have $10 Billion Budget Surplus By 2017, Analyst SaysCalifornia's independent legislative analyst is offering a rosier financial forecast for the state than in the last several years.
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.
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.