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  • Budget committee prepares to wrap up work

    Budget committee prepares to wrap up work
    With closed-door negotiations bearing fruit, the joint budget committee is expected to meet Wednesday afternoon to nail down more details on state spending. “We’ll get through most of it," Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), who is...
  • Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers

    Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers
    With only a few days left before the deadline, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders are negotiating a budget that would expand preschool opportunities for poor children and tap an environmental fund to help pay for the state's beleaguered bullet train...
  • More guns don't make for a safer society

    More guns don't make for a safer society
    A good guy with a gun tried to stop a bad guy with a gun. You know, like the NRA preaches. It was a bad move. The good guy got mowed down by the bad guy's batty wife. She had been a good woman — one of those "innocent, law abiding" citizens...
  • Lawmakers seek 'gun violence restraining order' after UCSB slayings

    Lawmakers seek 'gun violence restraining order' after UCSB slayings
    Last weekend's mass killing near UC Santa Barbara has spurred action in Sacramento, with lawmakers announcing Tuesday that they are seeking a new route to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from owning or buying guns. The measure, by...
  • Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill

    Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill
     Shocked by the weekend's mass killings near UC Santa Barbara, state lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a new way to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from buying or owning guns. Legislators also advanced dozens of unrelated bills,...
  • Legislative analyst's budget outlook brighter than Brown's projections

    Legislative analyst's budget outlook brighter than Brown's projections
    California's tax revenues will rebound more strongly than Gov. Jerry Brown's spending plan predicts, according to the Legislature's top budget advisor, a finding Democratic lawmakers are expected to seize on to challenge the governor's continuing call for...
  • Analyst predicts $2.5-billion windfall for California

    California's income will be about $2.5 billion higher than Gov. Jerry Brown predicted in his latest budget, according to the Legislature's top financial advisor — surprise cash that Democratic lawmakers will almost certainly use to challenge the...
  • Assembly committee seeks boost to post-prison services

    Assembly committee seeks boost to post-prison services
    A special legislative committee created last fall in the wake of federal court orders to improve state prison conditions and reduce crowding is calling for increases in the services and spending the state devotes to rehabilitation efforts and post-...
  • New California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins inaugurated

    The state Assembly will now be led with a Southern twang, after Appalachian-born Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, was inaugurated as speaker Monday. In an afternoon ceremony in the Assembly chambers, complete with a gospel choir, she was sworn in...
  • Budget talks won't be easy for governor

     When Gov. Jerry Brown releases his latest budget plan Tuesday, he will already have a major fiscal victory under his belt, having cut a deal to strengthen the state's reserve fund. But over the next few weeks, spending negotiations with lawmakers...
  • Republicans back Brown's concept of a fund for debt and rainy days

    Republicans back Brown's concept of a fund for debt and rainy days
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has both Democrats and Republicans on board with the broad outlines of his plan for stockpiling some cash and paying off debt. But as the special legislative session Brown called on the issue opened Thursday, it was...