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

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    Business Groups' Frustration Grows on Regulatory Reform

    Monday, August 15, 2011

    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.

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    Spending Caps

    Monday, August 08, 2011

    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.

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    Pension Overhaul Efforts Face Big Hurdles

    Monday, August 01, 2011

    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.

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    Will California's Budget Be Unbalanced In A Few Months?

    Monday, July 25, 2011

    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.

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    Referendum on "Amazon Tax" Likely Next Fall

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    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.

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    What's Next for State Lawmakers?

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    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.

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