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.
Brown Tells Counties To Help Pay For Medi-Cal ExpansionGov. Jerry Brown told county officials Wednesday that the state cannot afford to "double-pay" as he seeks to expand California's health care program for the poor, meaning counties will have to forfeit millions of dollars in state funding.
Brown's Budget Cuts California Spending Plan Despite Surge In Tax RevenueGov. Jerry Brown is proposing a $96.4 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year that starts July 1, funneling more money to K-12 schools but otherwise taking a cautionary approach to spending.
Democrats At Odds Over California Budget Surplus Gov. Jerry Brown is reaping the benefits of an economic turn-around and higher taxes as he prepares to release his update Tuesday for the coming fiscal year’s budget. The state has collected $4.5 billion more than expected from personal income taxes.
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.