Brown's Countdown



Gov. Jerry Brown

has exceeded his self-imposed, sixty day timeline for reaching a deal with lawmakers to close California's multibillion-dollar budget shortfall.
In partnership with The Sacramento Bee, Capital Public Radio News has reported extensively on the status of the state budget since the governor took office.
On Wednesday March 23rd at 10 a.m. we presented a live, one-hour panel discussion looking at where the state budget stands right now. 
The panel was moderated by Capital Public Radio's Jeffrey Callison and featured:
Steve Glazer, Top Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown
Mike Genest, Former Finance Director for Governor Schwarzenegger
Jean Ross, Director of the California Budget Project
Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Roger Niello, former Republican Assemblyman
Toby Boyd, California Teachers Association
Marty Omoto, Director, California Disability Community Action Network
Mike McGowan, VP California Association of Counties
Chris McKenzie, Director, League of California CitiesSac Bee Logo 220
Marianne Russ, Capital Public Radio reporter
Kevin Yamamura, Sacramento Bee reporter
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  • CPR photo/Ben Adler
    Are Brown's Revenue Projections Reasonable?
    Governor Jerry Brown’s updated budget proposal assumes more than $6 billion in rosier revenue projections than previously expected. Are they reasonable?
    Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  • CPR photo/Ben Adler
    Budget Update: Floor Votes Coming, but No Deal Yet
    It's getting closer to crunch time on the California budget. Democratic leaders in the Senate and Assembly say they're shooting for floor votes next week on the governor's proposed tax extensions. But there’s still no deal – and no Republican votes.
    Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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    Governor Brown More Optimistic About Budget Deal
    California Governor Jerry Brown says he’s more optimistic about a state budget deal than he was a few weeks ago.
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 4:36 PM
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    Adult Day Health Care Still on Governor's Chopping Block
    A California Senate Health subcommittee meets about the budget this week. An adult day health care service is still on the governor’s chopping block.
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:46 PM
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    Budget Hearings to Restart at Capitol
    California lawmakers start a full week of budget hearings Monday. They’ll examine the newest proposal from Governor Jerry Brown. But don’t expect a deal anytime soon.
    Monday, May 23, 2011
  • Photo By Marianne Russ, Capital Public Radio
    Analyst: Brown's Budget Reasonable, But Big Unknown
    California’s legislative analyst is weighing in on Governor Brown’s newest budget proposal. The analyst says Brown’s budget has a lot going for it – but it also contains a big unknown.
    Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:22 PM
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    Law Enforcement Concerned Over Brown's Proposal to Eliminate Anti-Gang Office
    In his “May Revise” budget proposal, Governor Jerry Brown calls for the elimination of the Governor’s Office of Gang and Youth Violence Policy. That's an office Brown promised during the campaign he’d keep open.
    Thursday, May 19, 2011
  • Photo by Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
    Governor Releases Budget; Reaction Swift, Partisan
    Governor Jerry Brown has rolled out an updated plan to balance California’s budget. He says the deficit is smaller but tax extensions are still needed. Reaction was swift and partisan.
    Monday, May 16, 2011 6:59 PM
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    May Revise Reactions Break Down Along Party Lines
    Within moments of the governor’s spending plan being released, reactions from Democratic and Republican lawmakers started pouring in.
    Monday, May 16, 2011 4:53 PM
  • Governor To Release Updated Budget Plan
    Governor Jerry Brown will roll out an updated budget proposal Monday.
    Sunday, May 15, 2011 6:11 PM
  • Photo By Richard Sharp
    70 State Parks To Close
    It’s a first in California’s history. The state plans to close 70 of its 278 parks.
    Friday, May 13, 2011 5:31 PM
  • Photo By Marianne Russ, Capital Public Radio
    Assembly Republicans Roll Out Budget Framework
    Republicans in the state Assembly have unveiled what they’re calling a pathway for balancing California’s budget.
    Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:44 PM
  • Dems Quick to Criticize Assembly GOP Budget Proposal
    Not surprisingly, Democrats from the governor’s office on down are dismissing the Assembly Republican spending plan.
    Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:29 PM
  • Calif. Business Groups Propose Budget Compromise
    Business groups from around California are floating a compromise to the state’s budget mess.
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 6:51 PM
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    Sit-In Protests Planned At State Capitol
    Next week promises to be a crowded one at the State Capitol. Two separate coalitions have planned major sit-ins to protest state budget cuts.
    Friday, May 6, 2011 3:18 PM
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    GOP Pension, Regulatory Changes Die in Committee
    This week has brought a flurry of committee hearings at the California Capitol. Lawmakers are trying to ensure their bills meet Friday's looming deadline of passing a first committee test. But many Republican-authored measures are dying quiet deaths.
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 11:11 AM
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    Voters Send Mixed Message in Budget Poll
    The latest poll on California’s budget crisis brings a conflicting message from voters. Most Californians support Governor Jerry Brown’s call for a special election on tax extensions, but they don’t like the specific tax extensions he’s proposing.
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:06 PM
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    Governor Brown Scraps Plans For New Death Row
    Governor Jerry Brown has scrapped plans for a new death row at San Quentin State Prison.
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:36 PM
  • Talk Of Targeted Cuts For GOP Districts
    California’s State Treasurer has a suggestion for Democratic lawmakers if they have to pursue an all-cuts budget: trim services in Republican districts.
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 4:40 PM
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    Bills Intended To Keep State Parks Open
    A California legislative committee has approved two bills intended to keep more state parks open in the face of budget cuts. The bills would enhance the state's ability to partner with local governments and private firms.
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:20 PM
  • Does New Poll Change State Budget Dynamic?
    A recent poll finds a majority of Californians support pieces of a budget deal championed by both Democrats and Republicans. Will the findings change the dynamic of the debate at the Capitol?
    Monday, April 25, 2011 6:15 PM
  • Budget Stall Likely To Continue
    California lawmakers will be back at the Capitol this week after their spring recess and they’ll be busy with lots of bills. But one thing they likely won’t be focused on is the budget.
    Sunday, April 24, 2011 1:00 PM
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    For First Time, Brown's Budget Tour Includes a Republican
    An unusual guest joined California Governor Jerry Brown at his latest budget forum Thursday: Republican Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, who represents the Los Angeles County city of Santa Clarita, where the event took place. He's the first GOP lawmaker to appear with the governor on his road trip.
    Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:02 PM
  • Governor Orders Agencies To Get Tough On Salary Advances
    California Governor Jerry Brown has ordered state agencies to get tougher about collecting employee salary and travel advances. It’s the latest in a series of administrative moves to save money.
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 4:26 PM
  • Education Leaders Warn Of Dismal Cuts
    Education cuts were a major theme for state leaders Thursday. Governor Jerry Brown continued his budget road show at a San Joaquin Valley school while state lawmakers heard from local superintendents at the State Capitol.
    Thursday, April 14, 2011 5:50 PM
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    Calif. Lawmakers to Lose Their State Cars
    California lawmakers will soon have to use their own cars when they drive to work. They had been using state-owned vehicles, but on Thursday, a state commission stripped that perk away.
    Thursday, April 14, 2011 4:13 PM
  • Governor Brown Defends Public Safety Realignment Plan
    Governor Jerry Brown has rounded up more law enforcement support for his plan to realign public safety resources in California
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:20 PM
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    Victims' Rights Advocates Rally at Capitol
    Crime victims’ families and victim advocates are calling on California leaders to protect public safety as they balance the budget. Victims and advocates rallied at the Capitol Monday as part of National Crime Victims Rights Week.
    Monday, April 11, 2011 6:05 PM
  • School Employees Protest Possible Education Cuts
    California School employees protested against possible education cuts at the State Capitol Monday.
    Monday, April 11, 2011 5:17 PM
  • The Latest on California's Budget Situation
    Capitol Bureau Chief Marianne Russ discusses the latest developments in the state budget situation. Marianne breaks down the various "road shows" legislators and state officials are undertaking to get their messages out. Also, how a federal government shutdown would affect California.
    Friday, April 8, 2011 12:35 PM
  • Budget Road Shows
    With little progress in Sacramento, state officials and political party leaders are taking their respective budget shows on the road.
    Thursday, April 7, 2011 5:30 PM
  • Feds vs. State: Which Budget Crisis is Worse?
    It’s hard to tell which budget mess looks worse right now: the federal government, which could shut down Friday night - or California, which faces the prospect of an all-cuts budget. But the state may eek out this dubious honor.
    Thursday, April 7, 2011 4:42 PM
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    With Brown's Realignment Plan in Limbo, Law Enforcement Nervous
    California Governor Jerry Brown signed his realignment plan into law this week – even though his proposed funding source remains stuck in the legislature. That has law enforcement groups a bit nervous.
    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 5:17 PM
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    Brown Weighs New Budget Strategy
    The non-stop budget pace at the State Capitol could be slowing down for a while. Governor Jerry Brown says he’ll release an updated budget proposal in May.
    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 8:27 PM
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    The Politics of Pensions for Gov. Brown
    California Governor Jerry Brown is taking hits from all sides for the pension proposals he released late last week after he declared budget talks a lost cause.
    Monday, April 4, 2011 3:50 PM
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    State Treasurer: Delayed Budget Could Hurt Bond Sales
    California’s Treasurer says some of the alternatives being discussed for balancing the state’s budget could hurt the state financially – and put jobs at risk.
    Friday, April 1, 2011 3:15 PM
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    Dutton, Governor's Office Trade Shots Over Budget
    Three days after Governor Jerry Brown halted budget talks with legislative Republicans, Senate GOP leader Bob Dutton is going public with his side of the budget story. The governor’s office isn’t pulling any punches in its response.
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:48 PM
  • Governor Jerry Brown Introduces Pension Overhaul
    Just days after he declared budget talks with Republicans over, Governor Jerry Brown has released a 12-point plan to overhaul state and local government pension systems.
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:37 PM
  • Community College Leaders Brace For More Cuts
    Community College leaders say they’re preparing for catastrophic cuts after state budget negotiations collapsed this week in Sacramento.
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:20 PM
  • With Budget Talks Stalled, Where Are We Now?
    Gov. Jerry Brown declared yesterday that he has halted budget talks with Republican state lawmakers. Capital Public Radio's Marianne Russ tells us what this means to the process of ultimately balancing the state budget.
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:23 PM
  • Photo By Marianne Russ
    Governor Brown: Budget Talks Dead
    It appears that budget talks are dead at the State Capitol. Governor Jerry Brown has called them off.
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:21 PM
  • Brown Halts Budget Talks
    Capitol bureau chief Marianne Russ reports that Governor Jerry Brown has declared talks with Republicans are dead.
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 5:46 PM
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    Superintendents Urge Tax Extension Vote in June, Not November
    As Gov. Jerry Brown and his allies debate how to send a tax extension to voters in the face of Republican opposition, a group of school district superintendents who gathered at the Capitol Monday say a November initiative should NOT be an option.
    Monday, March 28, 2011 5:56 PM
  • Photo By Marianne Russ
    State Senate Leader: Pull the Plug on Budget Talks?
    California’s Democratic Senate Leader is expressing new frustration with the status of budget talks. He says he’s just about ready to try a new direction.
    Friday, March 25, 2011 2:38 PM
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    Brown Signs Budget Cuts, But Tax Deal Still Elusive
    The easy part of California’s nearly $27 billion budget gap is now officially squared away. Governor Jerry Brown signed $11 billion in cuts and spending shifts into law Thursday. But Democrats and Republicans are still at odds on the governor’s proposed tax extensions.
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 6:39 PM
  • Governor Brown Signs 13 Budget Bills
    California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a package of bills that reduce the state’s deficit by about 11 billion dollars. But leaders are only about halfway to solving the state’s budget mess.
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:40 PM
  • Time Running Out for Brown's Tax Extension Bid
    California Governor Jerry Brown wants voters to decide on his proposed tax extensions whether Republicans agree to a budget deal or not. But no matter how the governor tries to put a measure on the ballot, he’s up against the clock.
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:24 PM
  • Brown's Approval Rating Decent, Legislature's Not So Much
    California Governor Jerry Brown has some fairly strong support from voters so far at his two-month-mark in office. But the legislature’s approval rating remains down in the dumps.
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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    Lawmakers Cut Billions, But Still No Deal on Taxes
    California’s nearly $27 billion deficit is somewhat smaller as of Thursday evening. Lawmakers spent the last two days approving spending reductions and other solutions that cut the gap roughly in half. But the hardest work still lies ahead.
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:25 PM
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    GOP Convention and the Budget Debate
    The California Republican party kicks off its semi-annual convention Friday in Sacramento. It takes place just blocks from the Capitol, where Governor Jerry Brown has been meeting with a group of GOP lawmakers to try to win their votes for his budget.
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:18 PM
  • Photo By Marianne Russ
    Lawmakers Begin Tackling Budget Deficit
    California lawmakers have begun chipping away at the state’s nearly 27 billion dollar budget deficit….and they’ll be back at work again Thursday. But the toughest issues are still unresolved.
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:03 AM
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    GOP Lawmakers Propose Hard Spending Cap
    With the budget debate raging at the Capitol, a group of Republican lawmakers is proposing a constitutional amendment to cap state spending. It could be a preview of a measure heading to voters next year.
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:35 PM
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    Wednesday Budget Votes Planned
    Budget votes are expected in both houses of the legislature Wednesday. But that doesn’t mean there’s a deal.
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5:07 PM
  • Critical Time for Governor Brown
    Governor Brown’s self-imposed budget deadline has come and gone. A deal may be close – or maybe not. What’s at stake for the governor politically?
    Friday, March 11, 2011 5:35 PM
  • Budget Vote Could Come Early Next Week
    It looks like negotiations that could lead to a state budget deal will continue over the weekend – and a vote could come very early next week.
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 4:16 PM
  • Brown's Countdown: Deadline To Be Missed
    Thursday was Governor Jerry Brown’s self-imposed deadline for a budget deal. But the Governor has now asked lawmakers to delay votes on a spending plan. It’s actually an indication of progress.
    Wednesday, March 9, 2011 7:11 PM
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    Last-Minute Effort to Save Affordable Housing Funds
    Affordable housing advocates are making a last-minute push to save their slice of the budget pie. They’d lose a billion dollars if Governor Brown’s proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies passes.
    Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:43 PM
  • No Budget Vote Thursday After All
    The budget vote planned for Thursday is now on hold. Governor Jerry Brown is asking lawmakers to temporarily delay any action.
    Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:02 PM
  • Budget Talks Back On; Vote Coming Thursday?
    The state budget deal that appeared to be stalled earlier this week may now be moving forward again – with a vote coming as soon as Thursday.
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 6:33 PM
  • Photo By Marianne Russ
    Budget Talks Between Governor, GOP Stall
    Just days away from his self-imposed budget deadline, negotiations between Governor Jerry Brown and key Republicans appear to have stalled.
    Monday, March 7, 2011 5:51 PM
  • With Budget Vote Looming, Critical Week Ahead for Gov. Brown
    The coming week promises to be a critical one for California Governor Jerry Brown. The full legislature could take up his budget plan in the next few days.
    Monday, March 7, 2011
  • Budget Roundup: Floor Votes Coming Next Week
    Democrats have sent a plan to close California’s nearly $27 billion budget deficit to the Senate and Assembly floors for a vote. The Budget Conference Committee wrapped up its work Thursday.
    Thursday, March 3, 2011 6:39 PM
  • Photo By Marianne Russ
    Assembly Speaker: No Tax Extension Ballot Measure Without GOP
    California Assembly Speaker John Pérez says he’s still hopeful that Republicans and Democrats can work out a budget deal soon. He says he won’t try to put a tax measure on the ballot without GOP support.
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 4:52 PM
  • Brown Wins First Business Support for Budget Proposal
    The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is backing Governor Brown’s proposal to balance the state budget with a mix of spending cuts and tax extensions. But the Chamber expects to see some pension and regulatory reforms too.
    Friday, February 25, 2011 3:51 PM
  • Brown Makes Historic Committee Appearance
    With his budget deadline approaching, Governor Jerry Brown made the historic move Thursday of appearing before a legislative budget committee. He used the opportunity to rally support for his plan.
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 5:57 PM
  • Photo By Marianne Russ
    Governor Jerry Brown's Style
    He flies Southwest Airlines solo. He hangs out at local watering holes. And he pops in on lawmakers, sometimes unannounced. Governor Jerry Brown is ushering in a new style of governing at the State Capitol. But will it help him broker a budget deal
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:46 AM
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    Affordable Housing Advocates: Redevelopment Funds Help Us, Too
    Governor Brown’s proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies isn’t just angering cities and urban developers who benefit from billions in state funds. Affordable housing advocates are also worried.
    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 5:34 PM
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    Brown's Countdown: Jerry's Story
    Jerry Woutat takes care of his 76-year old mother Carol, who has dementia. The Sacramento man relies on state-funded adult day health care services to supplement her care. That program would be eliminated under Governor Jerry Brown's budget plan.
    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 12:01 AM
  • Photo by: Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee
    Brown's Countdown: Melinda's Story
    One program facing cuts under Governor Jerry Brown’s budget plan is CALWORKS, which helps bridge the gap between welfare and work. Melinda Moore is a single mom who says CALWORKS and job training are helping her become self-sufficient.
    Monday, February 14, 2011 12:01 AM
  • Brown's Budget PR Blitz
    With his deadline for a budget deal about a month away, Governor Jerry Brown is meeting with most state lawmakers this week trying to work out a solution to the 25 billion dollar deficit.
    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 4:55 PM
  • Photo By Richard Sharp
    Lawmakers Consider Park Cuts, Closures
    State lawmakers learned more about possible state park closures Monday at a legislative hearing. Officials say they’re trying to come up with alternatives to shutting parks down.
    Monday, February 7, 2011 6:23 PM
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    Enterprise Zone Fight
    Business owners in distressed areas of California are asking lawmakers not to eliminate funding for enterprise zones. They say it will be another blow to the state’s economy.
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 5:22 PM
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    Adult Day Health Care Supporters Protest Cuts
    Tuesday patients and advocates of adult day health care came to the state Capitol to ask the Governor not to cut the program. They say closing the care centers will end up costing the state more.
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 10:38 AM
  • Brown's Countdown: State of the State: Let the Voters Decide
    He invoked the political turmoil in Egypt and Tunisia. He read from the state constitution. And Governor Jerry Brown urged lawmakers to let California voters decide the state’s future.
    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 1:42 AM
  • Cities Prepared To Fight For Redevelopment In Court
    Governor Jerry Brown’s budget calls for the elimination of redevelopment agencies…and city leaders say they’re prepared to go to court over the issue.
    Friday, January 21, 2011 5:03 PM
  • Photo By Marianne Russ
    Brown's Countdown: Governor Brown Pitches Budget To City Leaders
    California Governor Jerry Brown took his state budget sales pitch to local government leaders Wednesday. Cities are upset about his plan to eliminate funding for redevelopment, but Brown urged them to take one for the team.
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 7:12 PM
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    Brown's Countdown: County Execs Supportive Yet Skeptical of Brown's Realignment Plan
    The top administrators of two Sacramento-area counties say they’re open to Governor Brown’s proposal to shift a host of state services to the local level – but only if there’s enough money to fund it.
    Tuesday, January 18, 2011
  • Warning From Anti-Tax Groups
    As Governor Jerry Brown works to convince lawmakers to vote for his budget proposal, there’s a clear warning from anti-tax groups.
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:41 PM
  • California Finance Director Pitches Budget to CalChamber
    The State’s Finance Director spent her lunch hour Thursday pitching Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal to the California Chamber of Commerce, but there were a lot of skeptics in the crowd.
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 5:52 PM
  • Legislative Analyst: Brown Budget "A Good Starting Point"
    Straightforward and bold. Those are a couple of the terms that the state’s legislative analyst uses to describe Governor Jerry Brown’s budget plan. But the analyst says the Governor’s proposal also involves risks.
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:27 PM
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    Community Colleges Face $ 400 Million Cut in Proposed Budget
    Community Colleges are not spared in Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal. He’s calling for a 400 million dollar cut from the system.
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 5:37 PM
  • Marianne Russ
    Governor Brown: Cut State Cell Phone Usage In Half
    Governor Jerry Brown is asking state employees to dial down the cell phone usage. The Governor wants to cut the number of state phones in half.
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 5:17 PM
  • Brown's Countdown: Two Reactions to the Budget Proposal
    Jean Ross of the California Budget Project and Jon Coupal with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers' Association appeared on Monday's "Insight" with Jeffrey Callison. Hear their reactions to Gov. Brown's newly-released budget proposal.
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:29 PM
  • Advocates: Raise Revenues to Pay for Health Services
    Health Care access advocates are urging Governor Jerry Brown to increase revenue sources as a way of softening severe cuts to services.
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 11:14 AM
  • Brown's Countdown: Governor Proposes Lean Budget, Tax Increases; Response Partisan
    Governor Jerry Brown warned Californians his budget proposal would be severe and Monday he delivered on that promise. Brown’s plan calls for cuts to most areas of government and asks voters to extend tax increases. The response was partisan.
    Monday, January 10, 2011 7:00 PM
  • Brown's Countdown: Budget Would Eliminate Redevelopment Agencies
    Among the governor’s many proposals to restructure state and local government is an attempt to eliminate California’s hundreds of redevelopment agencies.
    Monday, January 10, 2011 6:35 PM
  • Democrats On Board with Budget, but Republicans Want Deeper Cuts
    Governor Jerry Brown seemed confident during the presentation of his budget proposal that he could get Republicans to sign onto his plan. But some important Republicans don’t agree.
    Monday, January 10, 2011 4:19 PM
  • Brown Budget: Deep Cuts To Welfare, Higher Ed and Social Services
    Governor Jerry Brown has put together a spending plan that cuts nearly every area of state government – and asks voters to approve tax increases.
    Monday, January 10, 2011 2:10 PM
  • The Countdown Begins: Governor Brown To Present Budget Plan
    Governor Jerry Brown will share his spending plan for the state today. He and lawmakers face a budget deficit that could be as much as 28 billion dollars.
    Monday, January 10, 2011
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