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California Budget

What's Next: Blackwater Homecare Visits?

Steve Mehlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Mehlman

The Schwarzenegger Administration wants to purchase up to $5 million worth of military/security camera systems to photograph elderly, blind and disabled homecare recipients.

California Jobs Budget Reflects the Values and Priorities of Californians

John A. Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John A. Perez

This week, I unveiled the California Jobs Budget, a plan designed to confront and resolve the two most urgent priorities facing California: closing our budget deficit and putting Californians back to work.

Don't Swat the Kids

Jim Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Miller

In California, we're "swatting the kids" with cuts to education, cuts to health care and by closing the doors of opportunity for poor children as more and more of them are born into poverty.

California Democrats Propose New Taxes In Response To Proposed Cuts

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Democrats in the state Senate on Monday countered Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget cuts with a plan to raise ta...

California Parole Restrictions Relaxed Due To Budget Crisis

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — California's budget crisis and overcrowded prisons have led to a new reality for thousands of convicted felons: Parole is getting ...

Californians in Crisis: Nothing Left to Sacrifice

Irasema Garza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Irasema Garza

For years the poorest people in California, turned to the state's CalWORKs program to make ends meet. But in order to reduce the billion deficit, Schwarzenegger has proposed a range of cuts.

Schwarzenegger Budget: No New Taxes, Deeper Cuts

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday called for eliminating California's welfare-to-work program, one of the deep cuts he p...

Schwarzenegger's Revised Budget Plan To Dismantle Health Programs? | Shane Goldmacher and Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to present a revised budget plan Friday that would dismantle some of California's landmark healthcare programs ...

Why I March: To Preserve Allensworth

Doug Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Doug Moore

As we work to build a brighter future, we must not forget the past. That is why the March for California's Future is fighting to preserve California's great historic parks.

Schwarzenegger Budget Will Contain 'Terrible Cuts' For California

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will seek "terrible cuts" to eliminate an $18.6 billion budget deficit facing the most-populous U.S. state t...

March 4 LIVE BLOG: Student Day Of Action

Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Leah Finnegan

Today, March 4, is the Day of Action to Defend Public Education, a movement that originated in California last fall in response to threats of staggeri...

The Time to March for California's Future Is Now

Marty Hittelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Marty Hittelman

Most Californians are paying a fair share while the rich and powerful continue to receive more tax loopholes every year. We must reverse this trend.

California Puts 11 Office Buildings Up For Sale

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has put the "for sale" sign on 11 state office buildings, including the San Francisco Civic Center and the Ronal...

Schwarzenegger's Plan Could Cut Deep For Those Who Depend On State Stipends

Sacramento Bee | Susan Ferriss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

For Capitol insiders, it's easy to chalk it up as a bluff when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposes terminating welfare-to-work and in-home care for t...

Schwarzenegger: Save Money, Send Inmates To Mexico

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger suggested California could ease its crowded prison system by sending thousands of undocumented in...

Schwarzenegger's "Anti-Labor" Agenda | Shane Goldmacher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has put organized labor squarely in his cross-hairs in 2010, opening a fight that will largely determine the shape of his f...

How Come California Isn't "Too Big to Fail?"

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

The Obama administration's plans for national economic recovery simply can't take off without California (and a handful of large, industrial states) helping to pull the other states along.

Schwarzenegger: Send Prisoners To Mexico

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger floated a different approach to trimming down California's bloated prison budget on Monday: pay Mexico to build new prisons...

Washington Fires Back At Schwarzenegger | Michael Rothfeld and Richard Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Reporting from Washington and Sacramento - For Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, blasting the federal government for California's problems has become an oft...

Schwarzenegger: Let Me 'Live In Denial'

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger acknowledges that more pain lies ahead for California as it confronts another massive budget def...

State Parks To Remain Fully Open, Thanks To Friendly Feds

Zev Yaroslavsky | Zev Yaroslavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The National Parks Service has come to the rescue of the highly popular state parks in the Santa Monica Mountains, providing a grant of $939,169 to av...

Analyst: Schwarzenegger's Budget Overly Optimistic

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's nonpartisan legislative analyst says Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to close a $20 billion budget gap i...

Schwarzenegger Proposes Budget For 'Tough Times'

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has warned Californians that they face more economic pain in the year ahead, and on Friday he de...

More Budget Pain, Cuts Ahead For California In 2010

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — During last summer's fiscal crisis, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger borrowed the title of a film classic to describe California'...

California's Budget Suffers 'Major Blow'

Bloomberg | William Selway and Michael B. Marois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

California's revenue collections trailed its forecasts by $1.1 billion during the first three months of the fiscal year, showing new deficits are emer...