Beyond the Budget
Now that California has a spending plan, we're taking a closer look at the impact of the budget and examining issues left unresolved by pre-budget debate.
Latest Stories in the Series
State lawmakers return to Sacramento Monday after their summer recess, and hundreds of bills remain to be voted on. Some deal with issues left unresolved by budget talks, including regulatory reform – the next subject in our Beyond the Budget series.
A hard limit on state spending in California has been a key Republican priority for years, and it was debated again this year during budget negotiations. As our “Beyond the Budget” series continues, we examine current efforts to pass a spending cap.
Our “Beyond the Budget” series continues with a look at what’s next in the pension debate – both inside the Capitol building and possibly on the ballot.
We’re taking a look at one of the big question marks in the recent budget deal. That’s whether or not the spending plan will still be balanced in a few months…..or whether another round of cuts will be triggered.
A Republican state Senator wants to ask voters to overturn a new fire protection fee in California.
A battle's brewing between online and brick-and-mortar retailers. A piece of the new state budget requires companies like Amazon to collect sales tax on purchases in California. Amazon is gathering signatures for a ballot measure to overturn the law.
With a state budget on the books, California lawmakers are on a month-long break from the Capitol. But while they’re spending time in their districts or relaxing on vacation, many are also plotting their next legislative move.
View our extensive budget coverage from the start of the year through the passage of the budget in the special Brown's Countdown section.
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