State Government News
Gov. Jerry Brown dismisses the conflicting revenue projections between his administration and the Legislative Analyst's Office. Republicans pick up a State Senate seat previously held by a Democrat. And the state cracks down on distracted driving.
As budget talks head into their final weeks, supporters of programs suffering from years of cuts are asking for help. Gov. Jerry Brown opposes any new spending. But Assembly and Senate Democrats have different programs in which they'd like to invest.
Environmentalists and other groups are urging lawmakers to reject California Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal to borrow money from the state’s cap and trade program.
Reducing overcrowding at California prisons is not easy. Generally, inmates must either be released or given more space, which is expensive. But there is a third option. Inmates can be sent to fire camps.
The California Assembly has approved a bill that would allow community colleges to offer extra courses at higher costs.
Budget experts representing Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature have come up with different revenue projections for the state budget. And a political analyst says you can probably trust one a little bit more.
California’s non-partisan legislative analyst says the revenue projections in Governor Jerry Brown’s latest budget proposal are too pessimistic – by more than three billion dollars. That’s already prompting some calls to increase spending.
There’s good news and bad news on the California jobs front. The state’s unemployment rate dropped quite a bit – but the job gain was much smaller than in recent months.
The Delta Stewardship Council has unanimously approved the final plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The plan is designed to protect the Delta ecosystem while providing a more reliable supply of water for California.
The California Assembly has passed a bill that limits when local law enforcement agencies can turn undocumented immigrants over to federal authorities.
California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer helped usher a water resource bill through the U-S Senate this week. If passed it would have an impact on the region.
Some Democrats at the Capitol are attempting to chip away at California’s fabled Prop 13. But supporters of the property tax limiting measure are digging in to fight back.
Governor Jerry Brown is expected to release a revised budget proposal Tuesday. Health policy professionals are eager to hear administration’s latest thinking about the expansion of Medi-Cal.
Dry conditions are expected to cause a difficult fire season in California and much of the western United States. Federal budget cuts could complicate the problem.
California is officially appealing a ruling by a federal three-judge-panel ordering the state to further reduce prison overcrowding.
Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler and a team of contributors provide weekly roundups of what's happening (or what's not) in California politics and government.
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