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California Budget 2015 - 2016

Complete coverage of California's budgeting process for the year 2015-2016 -- from Gov. Jerry Brown's initial and revised proposals, to expert analysis and lawmaker reactions, to debate, revisions and eventual passage.

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State Government

California Pays Off Last Of Prop 57 Bond Debt

August 5, 2015 | Ben Adler

A gimmick used to paper over one of California’s largest budget deficits is now finally paid off – but not without costing the state billions of extra dollars.

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State Government

California Lawmakers Approve Final Budget

June 19, 2015 | Katie Orr

California lawmakers today approved a $115.4 billion General Fund budget.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: State Budget

June 19, 2015

CapRadio's Katie Orr is following Friday's budget vote at the state Capitol. She'll provide the latest and will give a review of the negotiations this past week.

Environment

Drought Legislation Part of Budget Package

June 18, 2015 | Amy Quinton

Late-emerging legislation designed to deal with the drought could be part of the budget package California lawmakers vote on Friday.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Brown Now "Open" To New Taxes Without Voter Approval

June 18, 2015 | Ben Adler

California Gov. Jerry Brown says he’s changed his position on taxes now that he’s been elected to another term. He says he’s open to new taxes that would fund road maintenance and health coverage for low-income Californians.

Andrew Nixon, Capital Public Radio

State Government

Legislature To Vote On Final Budget

June 18, 2015 | Katie Orr

California lawmakers will take final votes on the state budget Friday. The houses will also each vote on several trailer bills that dictate how the budget will be implemented.

Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio

State Government

Advocates for Developmentally Disabled Furious Over Budget

June 17, 2015 | Katie Orr

Advocates for the developmentally disabled are furious after being left out of this year’s California budget deal. They held a tense rally at the Capitol Wednesday.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Analyzing The Budget Deal

June 17, 2015

CapRadio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler will share his take on the budget deal announced Tuesday afternoon. We'll also hear about the negotiations between the governor and Democratic lawmakers.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Brown, California Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal

June 16, 2015 | Ben Adler

UPDATE: Gov. Jerry Brown got his conservative revenue estimates. Democratic lawmakers got money for some of their top priorities. And California now has a state budget deal.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

California State Budget: Austerity Versus Investment

June 16, 2015

Insight dives into the budget discussions underway at the state Capitol. California lawmakers passed a proposal on deadline, but it's a budget that the governor disagrees with. On Insight, experts discuss the arguments for saving and investing.