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Perez Pushes Rainy Day Fund and Scholarship Plan

May 9, 2013 | 5:30 am

Perez Pushes Rainy Day Fund and Scholarship Plan

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California’s state government may be turning the corner from a painful recession, but Assembly Speaker John Perez is already thinking about the next one. The Los Angeles Democrat wants to start setting aside money in a rainy day fund, so legislators aren’t faced with deep spending cuts the next time the economy goes south. That’s […]

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Education Funding Fight Leads To First Budget Rift

April 26, 2013 | 3:25 pm

Education Funding Fight Leads To First Budget Rift

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Gov. Jerry Brown is framing it as an epic battle, while Senate Democrats say it’s more like a polite disagreement between friends. Either way, the education plan introduced by Senate Democrats this week, along with Brown’s strong opposition to it, is shaping up to be a major battle in this year’s budget negotiations. Brown made […]

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Calif. Underestimated Number of Prisoners Sent to County Jails Under Realignment

July 5, 2012 | 1:01 pm

Calif. Underestimated Number of Prisoners Sent to County Jails Under Realignment

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by Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 250 more criminals will serve their time in county jails instead of state prisons each year under a new California law, a sharp increase from the state’s original projections. The corrections department said Thursday that it miscalculated the effect of changing where some criminals serve […]

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February 25, 2011 | 11:09 am

Video: Jerry Brown Confronts Republicans on Budget

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The California Channel has posted the full video — Part 1 and Part 2 — of the extraordinary exchange in Sacramento between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Budget Conference Committee yesterday. The video in Part 1 starts at 9:10. Jerry Brown starts speaking at 11:15. KQED’s John Myers was at the meeting and wrote up […]

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January 17, 2011 | 3:56 pm

Resources for Making Sense of the State Budget Debate

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News on the beast that is the state budget has been coming in fast and furious and frankly I’m still trying to make sense of it all. To that end, I thought Friday’s This Week in Northern California provided a good rundown of just where we are in the process and what’s at stake. Panelists […]

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Morning Splash: 1/11/11, Budget Reaction, PG&E Pipelines

January 11, 2011 | 8:17 am

Morning Splash: 1/11/11, Budget Reaction, PG&E Pipelines

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Good morning. It’s January 11, 2011, converted by many to the magical-looking 1/11/11 (or 11.1.11, maybe, if you’re doing dates Euro-style). Significance? You tell us. We’re waiting for 11.11.11, Nigel Tufnel Day, to get excited about date numerology. In the news and close by: PG&E halts intentional gas line pressure spikes (San Francisco Chronicle) Pacific […]

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January 10, 2011 | 3:20 pm

Brown Budget 2011: State Officials React

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A rather random selection of reaction to Gov. Brown’s 2011-2012 budget, which calls for an additional $12.5 billion in budget cuts and a five-year extension of “temporary” sales and income taxes adopted under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. University of California President Mark Yudof, An Open Letter to California: “This is a sad day for California. In […]

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January 10, 2011 | 10:48 am

Jerry Brown, Meet Your 1978 Self …

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The New York Times, in a Sunday article setting up Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget announcement today, took a walk into the past to look at a crucial tax and spending decision he made during his first time through as governor: “… Voters passed Proposition 13, drastically slashing local property taxes and constraining lawmakers from raising […]

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January 10, 2011 | 10:03 am

Brown Budget: Governor Scoops Himself

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KQED Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers flags, via Twitter, Gov. Jerry Brown’s press release on his budget announcement, due out at 11 a.m. The headline: The governor’s plan cuts another $12.5 billion out of the state budget (the cutting has been going on so long that we need to do a refresher on what’s left […]

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Morning Splash: The Newsom Shuffle, The Brown Budget, and Pot Dreams Go Dim

January 10, 2011 | 7:55 am

Morning Splash: The Newsom Shuffle, The Brown Budget, and Pot Dreams Go Dim

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Newsom puts final stamp on days as mayor (San Francisco Chronicle) After giving himself an extra week in office, Gavin Newsom used the time to put a final stamp on his seven years as mayor. He pushed his choice for interim mayor in a final skirmish with his more liberal rivals on the Board of […]

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