Topic: Jerry Brown
California budget: Democrats and Republicans agreed on a budget bill that will close the $9.6 billion budget deficit using spending cuts rather than tax renewals. The bill passed, but displeased both parties.
06/29/2011 02:09 am
Greece and California are reaching a teachable moment: You can't get out of debt by piling on more debt.
06/23/2011 07:00 am
The decision by a California official to stop paying state legislators until they pass a balanced budget means Democrats are under increasing pressure to act.
06/22/2011 08:46 pm
The California budget passed by the Legislature June 15 was not balanced, so lawmakers must forfeit their pay until they pass one that is, said Controller John Chiang Tuesday.
06/21/2011 08:54 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed the Democrats' California budget Thursday, raising questions about whether legislators will still get paychecks tomorrow and whether the governor has any allies left in the Capitol.
06/16/2011 07:42 pm
California legislators will have to begin to forfeit their salaries if they don't pass a state budget Wednesday. To meet the deadline, legislators are rushing through a deal that could test Gov. Jerry Brown's campaign promise not to sign a 'smoke and mirrors' budget.
06/15/2011 09:30 pm
If there's no California budget by June 15, lawmakers will have to forfeit their pay. Five days earlier, the release of a new redistricting map could force many legislators to fight for their political lives. As budget crunch time approaches, the whole process is in flux.
06/06/2011 07:00 pm
Visitors to national and state parks on Memorial Day may face reduced hours and services. States have budget problems, and national parks have nearly $11 billion in deferred maintenance.
05/28/2011 09:25 am
The Supreme Court ruled that overcrowded prisons in California amount to cruel and unusual punishment. Reducing the prison population does not have to pit human dignity against public safety.
05/24/2011 04:30 pm
The Sierra Club has some serious concerns with California's 'cap and trade' program, but they may not have as much to worry about as they think
05/13/2011 05:03 pm