The California State Budget



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    Calif. Teacher Pink Slips Far Fewer than Last Year

    Friday, March 15, 2013

    Friday is the deadline for California school districts to issue teachers layoff notices for the academic year that starts in the fall – and there’s a huge drop-off in the number of pink slips this year. Updated with layoff numbers at local districts.

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    State's February Revenues Match Budget Projections

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    California took in about the amount of money it had projected last month. That leaves the state with a surplus of more than $4 billion heading into the final months of the fiscal year that ends in June.

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    UC, CSU, Cmty College Students Rally at State Capitol

    Monday, March 04, 2013

    Several hundred college students are telling California lawmakers that the state’s higher education system needs more money – despite the approval of Governor Jerry Brown’s sales and income tax measure last fall.

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    Strong January Budget Revenues Bring Questions

    Friday, February 08, 2013

    California’s budget struck gold last month, pulling in well over $4 billion above Governor Jerry Brown’s latest projections. But it’s unclear where all that extra money came from – or if it will last.

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    Capitol Roundup: UC Tuition, City Pensions

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    Gov. Jerry Brown attends his second day of UC Regents meetings Thursday, using the seat on the board he holds by virtue of his office to send a message of fiscal discipline – in person. Also: a new study on the health of city pension obligations.

  • LAO: Brown's Fiscal Restraint "Commendable" but Risks Remain

    Monday, January 14, 2013

    California’s non-partisan legislative analyst is praising Governor Jerry Brown for the fiscal discipline he showed in his budget proposal. But he’s not fully endorsing Brown’s proclamation last week that the state’s deficit has been erased.

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    Brown Budget Proposal Marks New Era at Capitol

    Thursday, January 10, 2013

    A brand-new California budget cycle begins as Governor Jerry Brown puts forth his proposed spending plan. For the first time in seven years, the state has no deficit. We look at what’s in that budget proposal – and how lawmakers are reacting to it.

Gov. Brown Says California No Longer Has a Budget Deficit
Thu, Jan 10, 2013

For the first time in seven years, California’s budget deficit has disappeared. At least, that’s the projection in the annual budget proposal out today from Governor Jerry Brown. (updated 3:45 p.m.)

Brown’s Call for Medi-Cal Expansion Leaves “Unanswered Questions”
Thu, Jan 10, 2013

The Brown administration signaled in today’s budget proposal that it is committed to expanding Medi-Cal under the federal health law.

Lawmaker Reaction to Governor's Budget Proposal Mostly Positive
Thu, Jan 10, 2013

California lawmakers are responding with some relief to Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal and announcement that the state has no more budget deficit.

As it Happens: Gov. Brown Unveils Proposed Budget
Thu, Jan 10, 2013

We live-tweeted the release of Gov. Brown's proposed budget, and compiled coverage and reaction from other media outlets and those following the coverage. The Storify compilation was updated several times, so be sure to refresh your browser.

Brown to Propose New Budget, Including Changes to Education Funding System
Wed, Jan 09, 2013

The new California budget proposal from Governor Jerry Brown comes out Thursday morning. The governor is also expected to unveil a major overhaul of the state’s education funding system.

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