| May 12, 2014
| 10:56 PM
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...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:32 PM
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...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:17 PM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:34 PM
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...
| May 28, 2014
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,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:17 PM
A longtime state senator and former New Jersey governor, Richard Codey, said the Isla Vista shootings that left six students dead last month have led him to introduce a bill that would allow firearms to be temporarily seized from gun owners who are proved...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:47 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:10 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:40 PM
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...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:55 PM
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-...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:32 PM
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...