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Rosy Calif. Budget Projections Prompt Calls for New Spending

December 2, 2013 | Ben Adler

Many California Democrats and progressive groups want to reinvest in programs devastated by years of budget cuts now that the state’s revenue outlook has improved.

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After Years of Deficits, Budget Surpluses Projected for California

November 20, 2013 | Ben Adler

California’s non-partisan budget analyst says the state’s structural deficit is gone. The new projection: a surplus of more than $2 billion by the end of the current fiscal year next June.

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Brown, Legislative Leaders Reach Prisons Deal

September 9, 2013 | Ben Adler

After nearly two weeks of sniping back and forth, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown and Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg have reached a deal on their competing prison plans in response to the federal court order that requires California to reduce overcrowding.

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Capitol Roundup: Brown Signs Transgender School Bill

August 12, 2013 | Ben Adler

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that increases the rights of transgender students at public schools. Also, a Republican lawmaker wants Brown to call a special legislative session on prisons. And California revenues had a slow July.

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New School Funding Formula Mandates Parental Involvement

July 29, 2013

California’s new education funding formula sends more dollars to disadvantaged students – with new strings attached.

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Big Property Tax Surprise Coming for Many Calif. Homeowners

July 15, 2013 | Ben Adler

California homeowners who saw their property taxes plunge along with their homes’ market values during the recession could get some sticker shock when their next tax bill arrives. The bad news for homeowners is good news for state and local budgets.

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Brown Signs Enterprise Zone, SEIU Contract, "Bridge Plan" Bills

July 11, 2013 | Ben Adler

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation to overhaul a controversial tax break for companies that hire workers in low-income communities. He also signed a key labor pact and a measure to provide health care to the working poor.

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