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  • UC system, K-12 among biggest winners in Brown's new budget proposal

    UC system, K-12 among biggest winners in Brown's new budget proposal
    The big winners in Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to sharply increase education funding are California undergraduates at UC, who will have their tuition frozen for two more years, and the millions of elementary, secondary and community college students who are...
  • As California withers, federal water bill mired in secrecy

    WASHINGTON Five months into a new Congress, and deep into a lasting drought, California water legislation still stymies and splits the state's lawmakers. Draft copies are tightly held. Myriad details are in flux. The legislative timing remains unsettled....
  • Southland saying goodbye to lawns

    Southland saying goodbye to lawns
    When Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 25% cut in urban water use, he declared war on the California lawn. Among the early casualties is the expanse of green that Tom Beck and his wife planted around their Arcadia home 26 years ago. “I have mixed...
  • In battle over Boxer's Senate seat, Jerry Brown and Nancy Pelosi take no sides

    In battle over Boxer's Senate seat, Jerry Brown and Nancy Pelosi take no sides
    As several thousand Democrats gathered in Anaheim for the state party’s annual convention, a burgeoning fight over Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat promised to dominate the weekend proceedings. On Friday night, party elders tried to steer clear...
  • Despite Amtrak crash, infrastructure spending remains low priority

    Despite Amtrak crash, infrastructure spending remains low priority
    Last week's horrific Amtrak crash outside Philadelphia has inspired much talk about the need to shore up America's crumbling public infrastructure. But the prospect of action on infrastructure hasn't even notched upward as the Amtrak toll reached...
  • California's cap-and-trade program is key to Gov. Jerry Brown's agenda

    California's cap-and-trade program is key to Gov. Jerry Brown's agenda
    For Gov. Jerry Brown, fighting climate change is more than a central tenet of his political agenda. It's also a key source of funding. California's cap-and-trade program, in which permits to pollute are traded and fees are levied, has been a swelling...
  • Drought urgency hits rain country: Washington governor declares state emergency

    Drought urgency hits rain country: Washington governor declares state emergency
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought Friday — citing historically low snowpack, dwindling rivers and rising temperatures that have plunged nearly the entire West Coast into official emergency status. “The drought has...
  • Tom Steyer eyes new oil tax and gas-price transparency

    Tom Steyer eyes new oil tax and gas-price transparency
    Wealthy Bay Area environmentalist Tom Steyer, who for weeks has been lambasting oil companies about gasoline prices, said Friday he was exploring another potential cudgel against the industry: ballot measures to tax oil extraction and require more...
  • Advocates push lawmakers to help social programs in budget

    As California lawmakers begin drilling into Gov. Jerry Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession. Democratic leaders in...
  • State educators hail budget boost but say schools are still struggling

    State educators hail budget boost but say schools are still struggling
    California educators hailed the $6-billion windfall in funding for elementary, secondary and community college students announced Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown -- but cautioned that it would not make up for devastating cuts over the past several years....
  • The California budget's shrinking surplus

    The California budget's shrinking surplus
    Only Gov. Jerry Brown can make so much money seem like so little. His revised $169-billion budget proposal for the fiscal year that starts July 1 estimates that state revenues will be nearly $7 billion higher than he had predicted in January. Once the...