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Progressive Lawmakers Nudge Brown To The Left On Social Services Spending

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 15 (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Monday approved a budget with $2.2 billion more in spending tha...

Gov. Brown Irks Fellow Dems With Prudent Approach To Record Budget High

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A robust economic recovery and surging revenue propelled by voter-approved tax increases has sent California's general fun...

New Rule: Conservatives Who Love to Brag About American Exceptionalism Must Come Here to California

Bill Maher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Bill Maher

Everything Republicans say can't or won't work, California is making work. And everything conservatives claim will unravel the fabric of our society has only made California stronger. And all we had to do to accomplish that was vote out every single Republican.

$4 BILLION Floating Around

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 09.23.2013 | Los Angeles

More than $1 billion is pouring into the coffers of cities, school districts and other public entities across Los Angeles County, as the state redistr...

Major Funding Changes Are Coming To California Schools

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

After several decades without any major changes, the way California funds its schools is being completely revamped. On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown sig...

State Dems Pass $96.3 Billion Budget, GOP Irrelevant

AP | Judy Lin And Juliet Williams, The Associated Press | Posted 08.14.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Legislature passed California's massive state spending plan Friday amid sharp divisions over whether the compromise struck by...

What The %$#@ Is Jerry Talking About?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.25.2013 | San Francisco

Capping off a year of stunning legislative and electoral success, California Governor Jerry Brown struck a hopeful but resolute tone at his annual Sta...

Legislative Analyst: California Budget Is Balanced

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 03.16.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After years of cutting education and social services to close deficits, California's budget is finally in balance as long as sta...

The Big Winners In Governor's 'Breakthrough' Budget

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 03.13.2013 | Los Angeles

California's public schools are the big winners in Gov. Jerry Brown's "breakthrough" budget plan, with education leaders saying they hope to have the ...

Five Things To Know About The New California Budget

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.12.2013 | San Francisco

Highlights of the California budget plan Gov. Jerry Brown released Thursday: ...

Call Him Mr. $850 Million Surplus

AP | JUDY LIN and JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.12.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California's spending plan for the coming fiscal year will rise by nearly $5 billion, a p...

ELEVENTH HOUR: Governor Meets Budget Deadline

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 06.27.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Jerry Brown is facing a deadline to sign a roughly $92 billion state spending plan. Democratic lawmakers are wr...

$92.1 Billion Budget Passed

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 06.16.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders still face tough negotiations on welfare cuts even though lawmakers passed a $92 billion...

Aaron Sankin

Bad News For Jerry As Tax Vote Looms | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.08.2012 | San Francisco

The moonbeams reflecting off California Governor Jerry Brown have been shining a little less brightly of late. A Field Poll released this week show...

Jerry Brown's Challenge To Taxpayers

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 05.15.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Jerry Brown called on state lawmakers to embrace austere cuts and urged voters to approve tax hikes in outlining...

WATCH: Jerry Brown Disses Cal State Presidents

Posted 03.22.2012 | Los Angeles

Gov. Jerry Brown insulted university presidents Tuesday by implying that just about anyone could do their job. The snub was a reflection of Brown's st...

Jerry Brown Cuts A Compromise

Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.19.2012 | San Francisco

If there's one thing Governor Jerry Brown has learned during his five decades in the business, it's how to make a deal. The old-school politician h...

Jerry Brown Makes Some Splashy Moves

William Bradley | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Some imagine that Brown is at last embracing the way of his father, the legendary late Governor Pat Brown, widely credited as the builder of modern California, in developing what might be called an Edifice Complex. But that's not quite it.

Seize the Moment -- Shut the Youth Prisons Down

Jakada Imani | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco
Jakada Imani

Now is the time for the DJJ to close. Our youth can't wait. Our families can't wait. And California cannot wait. Please stand with us and ensure we shut the prisons down.

WATCH: Animal Activist Urges Jerry Brown To 'Stop And Think Of Sutter'

Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.25.2012 | San Francisco

Former state senator and animal activist Tom Hayden has put forth a commendable effort to tug right at our dear governor's heart strings. His secre...

Still California Dreamin'

AP | By JULIET WILLIAMS and JASON DEAREN | Posted 01.06.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- While most other states are limiting expectations as they try to recover from the recession, Gov. Jerry Brown is dreaming of a b...

Brown's Budget Revealed: Big Cuts To Schools If Tax Plan Rejected

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 03.06.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California faces a smaller budget deficit in the coming fiscal year but will require nearly $5 billion in cuts to public ed...

Brown Breaks His Silence On Occupy Oakland

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.28.2012 | San Francisco

Since the Occupy movement began spreading through California early this fall, many questioned Jerry Brown's silence on the issue. The governor off...

Will Yellow School Buses Be Gone Forever?

AP | Posted 02.14.2012 | San Francisco

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- School districts throughout California are scrambling to cover the elimination of $248 million in funding for school buses startin...

'If Taxes Don't Pass, There Will Be A Hole That Will Trigger Further Cuts'

AP | Posted 02.08.2012 | San Francisco

By JUDY LIN, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday warned of additional automatic cuts if voters reject his tax ...