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Jerry Brown Gets His California Budget, Teachers Unions Get a Harsh Wake-Up Call

William Bradley | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In a society in which capital has disproportionate power over labor, and in which organized labor is on the decline as a proportion of the labor force, it's incumbent on leaders of organized labor not to make it easy for their enemies to make them the issue.

California's 'Up-Wing' Governors: Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis

William Bradley | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Brown, Schwarzenegger, and Davis are not so much left-wing figures or right-wing figures as they are up-wing figures, i.e., political leaders who place a special emphasis on big think/think big future-oriented policies that position California on the global cutting edge.

Jerry Brown's New Budget Sets Up Election Year Tug of War With Fellow Dems

William Bradley | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

After an online leak forced him to advance state budget roll-out press conferences in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego from from Friday to Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his new Prop 30 surplus era California budget proposal and set up a likely tug of war over spending with fellow Democrats.

Jerry Brown Encounters Interesting Times

William Bradley | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown is certainly having an interesting time of it lately as California's stabilization continues. Mostly quite good. But hardly all.

How Jerry Brown's California Budget Revision Is Playing

William Bradley | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Championing what he calls "prudence, not exuberance," Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday rolled out the annual "May Revise" of his proposed California state budget. How's it playing? Oh, and what's the play?

California Gets a New Democrat: Defection of Recent Rising Star Among Latest Signs of Further GOP Decline

William Bradley | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

One of the strangest things about California over the past decade is how little impact Arnold Schwarzenegger's two landslide wins for the governorship had on the Republican Party.

Joy Resmovits

The Good News About Teacher Layoffs

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.14.2013 | Los Angeles

After years of threatening to lay off tens of thousands of teachers due to budget shortfalls, California has some relatively good news: less than one-...

Jerry Brown's New Budget for Post-Crisis California: Discipline Begets Opportunity

William Bradley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

California's generation-long chronic budget crisis is over, but, while the sun is shining, metaphorically speaking, happy days aren't here again. (To reference the Democratic Party's New Deal theme song.) Not just yet.

California's Futurist Agenda: A Tale of Three Governors

William Bradley | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown is working on the new California state budget, the first in more than a decade to be free of the state's deep chronic fiscal crisis. It's an agenda which his two most immediate predecessors, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis, in large measure promoted themselves.

Tech Millionaire Threatens To Leave California Because Of Tax Hikes On Wealthy

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business

A wealthy entrepreneur is threatening to abandon California because he's outraged over higher taxes. Ethan Anderson, ex-Googler and co-founder of t...

Jerry Brown Rides a Wave With National Implications

William Bradley | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Brown's Proposition 30 revenue initiative, which consists of temporary hikes in income taxes for the wealthy and a quarter-cent sales tax for all to stop education cuts and stabilize the long-reeling state budget, is a big win that may point to a path forward for national Democrats.

Prop. 30 Not A Cure-All For California Schools

The Santa Cruz Sentinel | Shanna McCord | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

SANTA CRUZ -- The Santa Cruz City Schools board meeting Wednesday erupted with cheers and applause when the district's business chief, Alvaro Meza, wa...

Kudos to California Governor Jerry Brown

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Gov. Jerry Brown might be a septuagenarian, but his vision and forward thinking are decades younger in spirit and idealism than anything caustic right-wingers have to offer.

California's Cap-and-Trade May Solve State's Budget Problems

Ann Carlson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Ann Carlson

The biggest news out of California may be that the supermajority could solve our budget problems without raising any new taxes or cutting existing programs.

Even After Prop 30, California Students Demonstrate Against Fees

San Jose Mercury News | Posted 11.09.2012 | College

Proposition 30's victory at the polls may have ended the prospect of deep midyear budget cuts for California's public universities, but students are i...

Proposition 30 Passage A 'Tremendous Relief And Joy'

The Santa Cruz Sentinel | Kimberly White | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

SANTA CRUZ -- Education officials here and around the state have stopped biting their nails and are now celebrating, following Tuesday's passage of a ...

Educators Frank About Prop 30: It's 'Not A Magic Pill'

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.09.2013 | Los Angeles

With a financial catastrophe averted by the passage of Proposition 30, Los Angeles Unified officials said Wednesday they'll begin looking for ways to ...

Tuition Being Cut After Voters Approve Tax Hike On The RIch

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | College

By Mary Slosson SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov 7 (Reuters) - California's Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, eager to show quick results from ...

Tuesday's Real Winners and Losers

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The real winners and losers are the constituents and causes who did battle on the ground and on the airwaves, and whose lives and livelihoods will be influenced by what happens over the next four years and beyond.

Prop 30 Scores A Major Win For Education Funding

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

Proposition 30 picked up a major win Tuesday for education funding in the state of California, and the victory could be due to significant turnout amo...

LOOK: An Unbelievably Awkward Photo Of Jerry Brown Casting His Vote

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.06.2012 | San Francisco

It's Election Day in the United States, and one of the first people to the polling place was California's own Governor Jerry Brown. Dressed in blu...

Who Will Educate Our State?

Christine Bronstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Christine Bronstein

If Californians were better informed about Propositions 30 and 38, we would know that you can (and should) in fact vote yes on both. I asked Crystal Brown, the founder of Educate Our State to boil the propositions down for me.

Voting In Hope

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

The ballot we each cast tomorrow is extremely important. We can vote for hope without having to believe that our vote represents HOPE.

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Reveal In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A "dark money" non-profit that funneled $11 million into two ballot initiative fights in California revealed to the state's campaign fin...

Meet Koch Brothers Employee David Spady, Darling of LA Fox "News"

Rick Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Want to know how the right-wing astroturf machine works? Want to see how they use power and money to drown out the voice of the people? Want to see the motivations behind the Koch Brothers' hit man in California?