"We could build all the jail cells we want. But the fact of the matter is most of the people who would reside in those cells are going to be released. And unless we deal with their underlying issues - mostly mental health and substance abuse - they’re going to return," Steinbery said.
Four months after Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers announced “emergency drought legislation,” the vast majority of the money sits untouched.
School districts, teachers and state taxpayers will each chip in more money to stabilize the California State Teachers Retirement System under a measure signed Tuesday by Governor Jerry Brown.
Democrats are lauding the passage of California’s $156 billion budget while Republicans say state spending is becoming excessive.
California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders say they’ve reached a final budget deal.
California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have yet to announce a state budget deal – even though many of their compromises have been ratified by a joint Senate-Assembly conference committee