California lawmakers have sent Gov. Gavin Newsom his first state budget. As CapRadio's Ben Adler reports, the 215 billion dollar spending plan passed both the Senate and Assembly Thursday on party line votes.
A healthy economy and a fresh perspective have prompted new Governor Gavin Newsom to propose some of the most progressive programs and sweeping investments in a California state budget blueprint in years. For the most part, majority Democrats in the Legislature like the budget proposal, while Republicans have questions and concerns. Here's more in a report from KVCR's Ken Vincent and Captial Public Radio's Ben Adler.
Cal State and UC students and faculty are calling for more funding for higher education. As Captial Public Radio's Adhiti Bandlamudi reports, they're getting more funding -- just not as much as they asked for.
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a 183 billion-dollar budget into law, four days before it must go into effect. The plan increases spending on education, child care, and Medi-Cal. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
The California Legislature has passed it's largest-ever budget. In a compromise between Democratic lawmakers and Governor Jerry Brown, it spends $125 billion, and funds much of what the governor had proposed cutting. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
After a couple of false starts - and negotiations that stretched over the weekend - California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have reached a state budget deal. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has Democratic and Republican reactions from Sacramento.
There's still no formal declaration of a California budget deal at the state Capitol - That that's expected as soon as this morning (Tuesday). But the contents of the agreement have nearly all been made public. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has this overview.
California's Democratic leaders have come to an agreement on how to use more than a billion dollars in tobacco tax money to improve health care for the poor. Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling explains a little less than half will go toward increasing payments for doctors and dentists who see Medi-Cal patients.
After rolling thorough more than 700 bills last week, California lawmakers are now turning to budget negotiations. Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling reports one of the big debates is over how to spend more than a billion dollars in new cigarette tax revenues slated for health care.
With the California Legislature's June 15 constitutional budget deadline just three weeks away, Assembly Democrats are laying out their proposal to spend more than Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal allocates. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
The state of California expects to have a couple billion dollars more revenue than it projected at the beginning of the year. In his latest spending plan out yesterday (Thursday), Governor Jerry Brown would use that money to restore some cuts he proposed in January, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
California Governor Jerry Brown has proposed withholding money from the University of California system, until it makes changes, after a scathing state audit. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
Sluggish revenue could leave California with a $2-billion budget deficit next year. Governor Jerry Brown led with that news when announcing his new spending plan yesterday (Tuesday). Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
Governor Jerry Brown has proposed more funding for the state's version of Medicaid, in spite of talks that the Affordable Care Act may be repealed under the new Trump administration. Capital Public Radio's Health Care Reporter Ja'Nel Johnson has details.
The upcoming year will bring many variables for the California budget, including the possibility of economic slowdown and federal funding changes. Governor Jerry Brown will give his first look today at how he plans to deal with that uncertainty, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
Along with Governor Jerry Browns state budget proposal, released on Friday, he reiterated his intention to save "some" money for future rainy days. KVCR's Rick Dulock has this story from Capital Public Radio.
California governor Jerry Brown was in his element when he introdeuced his annual January budget proposal yesterday at the state Capitol. The Governor waved charts and warned of looming recession, even as he called for new taxes and the largest budget of his political career. But as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports, Brown stuck to a familiar theme of fiscal restraint.
The release of Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget marks the start of negotiatins between the Brown administration and lawmakers over how much to spend on what. The state is enjoying extra revenue flowing into its coffers, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.
California tax revenues continue to pour in. A strong October pulled the state nearly a billion dollars above budget projections for the fiscal year that began in July. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.
A gimmick used to paper over one of California's largest-ever budget deficits is now finally paid off - but not without costing the state billions of extra dollars. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.
Advocates for the developmentally disabled are furious after being left out of this year's California budget deal. Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports on a tense rally held yesterday (Wednesday) at the state Capitol.
Today (Monday) is the California Legislature's constitutional budget deadline, and lawmakers are scheduoled to vote on a spending plan. But it's not one supported by Governor Jerry Brown. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has the latest from Sacramento.
Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature have yet to agree on a state budget. One of the areas of disagreement centers on Medi-Cal reimbursement rates. The Legislature will vote on its budget plan today (Monday). Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.
This week is crunch week for California state budget negotiations -- at least if Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders are planning to meet the constitutional deadline. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports on the sticking points.