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California School Spending Among Lowest In The Nation

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Joanna Lin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. Budget shortfalls have pushed California's spending on public schools to a historic low, rel...

Facing Loss Of Pay, Dems Scramble For Alternative State Budget

latimes.com | Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times | Posted 08.14.2011 | Los Angeles

Reporting from Sacramento-- Facing a Wednesday deadline for passing a budget or forfeiting pay, Democrats in the Legislature are quietly drafting a sp...

State Tax Revenue Already $2 Billion Above Forecast

latimes.com | Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.05.2011 | Los Angeles

Reporting from Sacramento -- State officials are reporting an unexpected $2-billion surge in tax receipts that will help lawmakers close the remaining...

Brown's Experience No Match For Political Gridlock

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 05.30.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jerry Brown won the governor's race last year by arguing that California needed a seasoned negotiator with an independent s...

State Lawmakers Make Big Cuts, No Progress On Special Election

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Indicating they have gone as far as they can for now, California lawmakers on Thursday took a break from budget votes after...

California Leaders Turn To Washington For Budget Help

San Francisco Gate | Wyatt Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

California's political leaders, who are facing the daunting challenge of closing an estimated $20.7 billion budget deficit this year, are looking to W...