The budget crunch has forced the L.A. County Sheriff's Department to release nonviolent offenders from the county jail after serving just 50 percent of their sentences, rather than 80 percent, which used to be the norm.
The University of California Thursday decided on a 32 percent fee hike to make up for slashed state funding. Student protests flare on campuses.
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO, announced her candidacy Wednesday for the US Senate seat held by California Democrat Barbara Boxer.
The former CEO of Hewlett Packard, who hasn't formally announced her candidacy for the US Senate seat from California, would be one of the few women fielded for high office by the state GOP.
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The California governor used the veto pen to slash more services, before signing off on a budget deal closing a $24 billion deficit.
As lawmakers edge closer a budget deal, teachers' unions, business groups, and even the governor hit the airwaves with their demands.
Major banks say they won't honor IOUs that the state has issued. That could increase pressure on lawmakers – but it might not be the decisive factor.
Gov. Schwarzenegger stakes his political legacy on fiscal reform without tax hikes.
After big D.C. case in '08, San Francisco and Philadelphia have seen setbacks for local gun controls. More laws are expected to come under fire.