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California Lawmakers Approve $156 Billion Budget

June 16, 2014 | 7:05 am

California Lawmakers Approve $156 Billion Budget

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Plan OK’d Sunday night, just hours before deadline, includes $250 million for high-speed rail.

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California Budget: Brown Promises Big Increase in School Funding

January 9, 2014 | 11:28 am

California Budget: Brown Promises Big Increase in School Funding

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Governor’s plan boosts school spending by $10 billion. But he warns about continuing debt challenges.

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California’s Sudden Surplus — and Why It May Not Last

November 20, 2013 | 4:54 pm

California’s Sudden Surplus — and Why It May Not Last

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State to get multibillion dollar cash surpluses in next fiscal years, but cautions against spending.

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February 4, 2011 | 3:55 pm

What Does “Realignment” Mean in the California Budget Debate?

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I keep hearing this word “realignment” in reference to Jerry Brown’s master plan for reworking the California budget into something…well…workable. But aside from the image of a steering wheel, I never really get a mental picture as to what the term means. So naturally I asked John Myers, KQED’s Sacramento Bureau Chief, just what the […]

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A Look Back at Proposition 13 With KQED’s John Myers

January 26, 2011 | 11:26 am

A Look Back at Proposition 13 With KQED’s John Myers

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Now that we’re in the middle of what may yet turn out to be the most painful in a recent series of wrenching budget debates, I thought it might be a good idea to revisit a topic that always looms large over any discussion of California fiscal matters: Proposition 13. Back in 1990, when I […]

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January 18, 2011 | 10:03 am

State Budget News: Inmates to Counties, Redevel Projects Fast-Tracked, Education Cuts

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Today in the state budget: Jan 18 Polls illuminate Brown’s path (LA Times) Brown’s prison plan has a hitch: County jails are overcrowded too (Sacramento Bee) Many cities, counties fast-track redevelopment projects (Sacramento Bee) Brown’s Countdown, Day 9: Special interests with hands in the budget pie (Sacramento Bee) East Bay businesses, officials worry about proposed […]

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John Myers Demystifies Under-the-Radar Prop 25, Key Budget-Reform Law

October 26, 2010 | 11:42 am

John Myers Demystifies Under-the-Radar Prop 25, Key Budget-Reform Law

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Proposition 25 lowers the threshold for passage of a state budget from a two-thirds legislative vote requirement to a simple majority. This to me, at least on the surface, would seem to deliver the fundamental budget reform that so many have been calling for. Yet, compared to the marijuana legalization initiative and the proposition to […]

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October 6, 2010 | 2:59 pm

Budget Deal: The Inside Dope

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The California Report’s Sacramento Bureau chief, John Myers, spoke to a source close to the budget negotiations today who outlined some of the most notable elements of the long-awaited budget deal. Some highlights from his post: Spending Reductions: $7.5 billion. While we’ve been hearing that number for a while, a few of the details seem […]

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