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  • Toni Atkins on her first budget as Speaker: 'I feel pretty good'

    Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), culminating her first budget negotiation as the top Assembly Democrat, touted increased education spending in the newly-passed $156.4-billion spending plan, but said she was disappointed that the plan did not increase...
  • Optimistic on economy, California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget

    Optimistic on economy, California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget
    Flush with optimism from California's resurgent economy, lawmakers approved a $156.4-billion state budget that expands preschool for children from poor families, increases welfare payments and provides critical funding for building the nation's first...
  • Gov. Brown, lawmakers trade goodies to reach on-time budget

    Gov. Brown, lawmakers trade goodies to reach on-time budget
    Old-fashioned horse trading, back scratching and leveraging — the proven path to successful legislating, especially budgeting. It may emit a slight odor for the queasy. But it beats how, say, some Sunnis and Shiites settle their differences....
  • Flags to fly at half-staff in San Diego after death of Tony Gwynn

    Mayor Kevin Faulconer ordered flags at city facilities flown at half-mast in honor of baseball legend and civic icon Tony Gwynn, who died Monday at age 54 of cancer. Faulconer also canceled two news conferences scheduled to discuss hot political topics:...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown to sign budget in San Diego

    Gov. Jerry Brown will head south to San Diego to sign the state budget on Friday morning, his office announced. The governor is being joined by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento). Brown has...
  • Jerry Brown signs budget; California government 'actually working'

    Jerry Brown signs budget; California government 'actually working'
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s new $156.3-billion budget on Friday, ensuring a permanent source of state funding for construction of the bullet train he has championed. The budget, which includes a $108-billion general fund, $7.3 billion...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown presses for scaled-back, $6-billion water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November--a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature. Brown also made clear that he has concerns...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown pushes for scaled-down, $6-billion water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown pushes for scaled-down, $6-billion water bond
    Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday that he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November — a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature. Brown also made clear that he...
  • California lawmakers should not procrastinate on water plan

    California lawmakers should not procrastinate on water plan
    How soon people forget: One spring day just three years ago so much water was rampaging down the Sacramento River nobody knew where to put it. All reservoirs up and down the Central Valley were full. Oh, if only there was more storage space,...
  • Long overdue: Malibu elitists who impede public access now face fines

    Long overdue: Malibu elitists who impede public access now face fines
    Since summertime is upon us, here is a modest proposal for Malibu: Stop enforcing any “no parking” signs on Pacific Coast Highway. Most of them are probably fake anyway. Owners of beachside homes in California have gotten so out of control...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs California budget after smooth process

    Bringing a swift end to a low-key budget process, Gov. Jerry Brown signed California's new $156.3-billion spending plan on Friday. He made almost no vetoes when approving the budget, which expands preschool to more poor children, increases welfare...