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  • Cal State budget not enough to boost graduation speed, officials say

    California State University is standing in a budget hole of nearly half a billion dollars compared with pre-recession funding, threatening the system's long-term goals of hiring hundreds more faculty and substantially improving students' time to...
  • Crisis or not? Jerry Brown avoids offering stern advice on drought

    Crisis or not? Jerry Brown avoids offering stern advice on drought
    In his latest iteration as California’s governor, Jerry Brown seems to have cracked the code of the state’s quirky politics. The code: We’ll elect you, if you promise to fix the mess and leave us alone. That is what Brown has done,...
  • California drought brings tighter building codes to cut turf use

    California drought brings tighter building codes to cut turf use
    Sprawling green lawns around new homes, businesses and schools in California will be a thing of the past under new state building codes approved Friday. The California Building Standards Commission cut the amount of water many landscapes can use by more...
  • Drought intensifies debate on backyard pools

    Drought intensifies debate on backyard pools
    The backyard swimming pool is again in regulators' crosshairs as they scramble to save enough water to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's order to cut urban use 25%. More than 20 water suppliers have implemented restrictions on pools, banning new construction,...
  • Gov. Brown says fixing delta water system important for entire state

    Gov. Brown says fixing delta water system important for entire state
    Gov. Jerry Brown called on California to support a plan to transform the heart of one of the state’s most important water systems, saying failure to take action on the delta could risk disaster for not only Southern California but the San...
  • A year later, California drought-relief money is unspent

    More than $320 million that was supposed to be rushed to drought-stricken California communities sits unspent in government bank accounts more than a year after lawmakers voted to use the money to provide water, protect wells from contamination and...
  • Democrats push spending plan that relies on higher revenues

    With California's budget deadline a week away, Democratic state lawmakers are using higher revenue estimates to bolster their argument for spending more on social programs for the poor despite Gov. Jerry Brown's cost concerns. The Legislature is...
  • California is steering toward more reasonable traffic ticket laws

    California is steering toward more reasonable traffic ticket laws
    Here's something to elicit happy honks from California motorists: Two of the more abusive aspects of traffic citations — "bail for trial" and excessive fines — are being hauled off the road. California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani...
  • Analysts see $1.1 billion more available for spending

    Analysts see $1.1 billion more available for spending
    The battle lines in the annual tug-of-war over the state budget became clear on Monday evening, when legislative analysts said there would be $1.1 billion more revenue available for discretionary spending than Gov. Jerry Brown has estimated. The...
  • California's surplus tempts Democrats to spend as Brown resists

    SAN FRANCISCO California Gov. Jerry Brown has a tight fist when it comes to the budget. His fellow Democrats are pushing him to loosen his grip as state coffers overflow with billions in extra cash. The Democrats, who control both chambers of the...
  • Revamping California's tax code

    Revamping California's tax code
    The California tax code is like a handyman's rickety stepladder, as untrustworthy as it is essential. It's also proving to be hard to fix. Two blue-ribbon commissions have proposed sweeping reforms to shore up the tax code's weaknesses in recent years,...