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State Government

About That Giant California Budget Surplus

January 16, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom's finance team put the surplus into three buckets: $3 billion for education and social services, $8.5 billion in one-time spending and $10 billion to build what Newsom is calling “budget resiliency.”

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

PolitiFact California

Gov. Newsom Takes First Step On Promise Of Free Community College In California

January 14, 2019 | Chris Nichols

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom took his first step toward guaranteeing free community college in California last week, marking early progress on one of his top campaign promises.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio / File

Insight With Beth Ruyak

California’s Legislature Is Very White And Very Male

January 11, 2019

CALmatters reporter Elizabeth Castillo explains reporting on the demographics of California’s lawmakers.

Ben Adler/Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Gov. Newsom Unveils Plan To Spend More On Housing, Education And Healthcare

January 11, 2019

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler reports on Gov. Newsom’s first budget proposal.

Ben Adler/Capital Public Radio

State Government

Newsom Proposes $144 Billion California Budget With Focus On Education, Building Reserves

January 10, 2019 | Ben Adler | Chris Nichols | Sammy Caiola

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first proposed budget follows former Gov. Jerry Brown’s pattern of allocating billions of dollars in reserves while making large investments in early childhood development, education, healthcare and emergency readiness.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP file

Insight With Beth Ruyak

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond’s Educational Priorities

January 10, 2019

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond shares his priorities for 2019.