California budget

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Democrats not done with Calif. budget

(AP) – Democratic lawmakers say they balanced California’s budget and passed it on time for the second year in a row – an achievement they say will begin to restore public confidence in the state […]