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California expands Medi-Cal while continuing cuts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has been praised by health advocates for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion, but the new state budget has raised questions about its commitment to getting the […]

06/21/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a general session at the California Democrats State Convention on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Governor to sign $108 billion California budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled Friday to sign California’s $108 billion general fund spending plan, which sets aside money in a rainy day fund and pays down state debts thanks to […]

06/20/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento on Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Legislature approves $108 billion state budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Legislature on Sunday approved California’s $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline and adopting the highest general fund spending plan in […]

06/16/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a general session at the California Democrats State Convention on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Governor to release update to record spending plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday will present his updated budget for the coming fiscal year, a spending plan bolstered by California’s economic turnaround and voter-approved tax hikes. Tax revenue in the […]

05/13/2014

Citing years of budget cuts to the state courts, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye unveiled her "Three Year Blueprint for a Fully Functioning Judicial Branch" at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif.,  Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Chief justice: Layoffs likely under Brown’s budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state’s courts would be so squeezed under Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget that it would be not just a fiscal problem but a civil rights problem, California’s chief justice warned this […]

01/15/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento on Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Brown vows to start debate over teacher pensions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In Gov. Jerry Brown’s promise to start paying off California’s massive liabilities, the largest single unfunded debt will not be seeing any additional pay-down in the coming fiscal year. The unfunded liability for teachers’ pensions stands at more […]

01/11/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento on Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Critics unite against Brown’s bullet train funding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to redirect $250 million from California’s landmark effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and spend it instead on his beleaguered bullet train has renewed debate about the […]

01/10/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks prior to signing a bill raising the California minimum wage in Los Angeles, Sept. 25, 2013.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Brown unveils California budget

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a state budget today that provides for new spending on schools, health care, social services and environmental programs as California reaps the benefits of an economic turnaround. […]

01/09/2014

Governor issues furloughs for last 2 labor groups

(AP) – California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a furlough order for more than 11,000 state workers whose unions have yet to reach a deal for a 5 percent wage cut. The order from the […]

07/11/2012

Gov., Democrats reach deal on remaining CA budget

(AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders have struck an agreement on remaining cuts to California’s budget. People with direct knowledge of the talks tell The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that an […]

06/21/2012

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