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  • California's soaring healthcare costs bode ill for the budget

    California's budget, which bounced back after years of deficits, is now being squeezed by rising healthcare costs for the poor and for retired state workers. The mountain of medical bills threatens to undermine Gov. Jerry Brown's efforts to strengthen...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown considering expanding Medi-Cal to immigrants

    Gov. Jerry Brown considering expanding Medi-Cal to immigrants
    Gov. Jerry Brown is considering expanding state-funded Medi-Cal coverage to residents shielded from deportation under President Obama’s new immigration policies. Nancy McFadden, the governor’s top policy aide, said that possibility is...
  • Gov. Brown's inaugural speech continues his green, fiscal themes

    SACRAMENTO — Marking a historic occasion with a simple, subdued ceremony, Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. called Monday for ambitious new environmental rules as he embarked on an unprecedented fourth term as California's governor. Brown delivered an...
  • Many want more money; UC should get in line

    Many want more money; UC should get in line
    First of all, Californians think that raising university tuition again is a really bad idea. A non-starter. Second, although the University of California is crying for more state money, it needs to get in line. Join the crowd of folks with their hands...
  • Ground broken on controversial California bullet train project

    Ground broken on controversial California bullet train project
    California leaders including Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday launched the state’s high-speed rail project at a ceremony in downtown Fresno, declaring the city the nation’s high-speed rail capital and the “central cog” of a new...
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown cutting down on number of speeches

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has a reputation for being frugal with taxpayer money, but now he is also cutting back on the number of speeches he gives. Brown’s aides said Monday that when he takes the oath of office Jan. 5 for his fourth term,...
  • Why high-speed rail in California will fail

    To the editor: As an old, long retired railroad executive in the U.S. and Canada, I can predict that Gov. Jerry Brown's high-speed rail line will fail and cost taxpayers plenty for years. ("After two-year delay, construction on California's bullet train...
  • Gov. Brown's budget plan would slash state arts grant spending

    Last spring, some heavy lifting in the California Legislature produced a budget bill that gave state arts funding its first legislated boost in more than a decade, albeit a modest one. California taxpayers’ investment in the California Arts...
  • Legislative analysts have praise, warnings for California budget

    The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office issued a report Tuesday saying California's revenue could exceed Gov. Jerry Brown's projections by billions of dollars. The additional money would likely be directed to schools and community colleges by the...
  • Critics accuse Gov. Jerry Brown of neglecting California's poor

    When Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his latest budget proposal last week and the topic turned to Californians' financial struggles, he became uncharacteristically personal. He described getting behind the wheel to drive mothers to shelters in Oakland,...
  • Brown's budget is a skinny, homely thing, but it's got brains

    Gov. Jerry Brown's new budget proposal is really boring. It's bare-bones — for a Democrat — and hardly bold. But mostly it's smart. It's a brake on what otherwise could be a return to runaway spending in Sacramento. It's vintage Brown...