A political logjam broke Thursday, with a GOP senator's vote to swallow some tax hikes in return for support for election reform.
Schwarzenegger vows to veto the deal lawmakers approved Tuesday, extending the longest fiscal standoff in state history.
Fed up with another late budget, a business group proposes a state constitutional convention.
Home values have fallen 43 percent in Victorville, Calif., but the city has rebounded from previous slumps.
Legislatures in at least 14 states are considering restrictions on drivers tapping out text messages. Four states already have bans.