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  • No estate tax revenue for California in fiscal cliff deal

     
    The agreement reached in Washington to avert the so-called fiscal cliff is generally good news for California finances, but it's still going to take a bite out of Gov. Jerry Brown's budget plans. Legislation signed by President Obama on Wednesday......
  • Skelton: Brown correct to target federal control of prisons

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown's plans for the state prison system will be a key part of his budget proposal as he seeks to end federal control of inmate healthcare. In Thursday's column, George Skelton says the governor's stance is both good......
  • Newport Beach man pardoned for crimes, praised for charity work

     
    A Newport Beach man who was sent to prison on drug and robbery convictions in the 1970s and '80s has been pardoned for his crimes by Gov. Jerry Brown, who praised the man for his philanthropic work in environmental and......
  • Caps on class sizes could be eliminated in Jerry Brown’s budget

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown wants to overhaul the way California’s public schools are funded, sending more money to districts that serve poor students and eliminating mandates to spend billions of dollars on specific programs -– even possibly eliminating...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown envisions budget without more steep cuts

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown's new budget proposal includes little of the spending cuts that have characterized California state government in recent years. Some cuts, in fact, are allowed to expire amid the state's improving financial situation. For example, the...
  • Former Gov. Ed Rendell has ties to firm consulting on Lottery privatization.

     
    As Gov. Tom Corbett considers whether to hand the reins of the Pennsylvania Lottery over to a British company, he's been getting advice from a firm with ties to his predecessor. Former Gov. Ed Rendell is a senior adviser to......
  • Scott was warned his Obamacare math was wrong

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has taken to the airwaves in recent weeks to declare that the federal health-care law's Medicaid expansion came at a much higher cost to Florida than previous estimates. Turns out he was fudging the math, on purpose. As...
  • Scott’s inflated health-care estimates were purposefully so

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has taken to the airwaves in recent weeks to declare that the federal health-care law's Medicaid expansion came at a much higher cost to Florida than previous estimates. Turns out he was fudging the math, on purpose. As...
  • County probation departments lose incentive funds

     
    The success of California's prison realignment plan is causing an unintended casualty: smaller rewards for counties that figure out how to cut recidivism. Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget includes only $35 million in what are called community...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown wants to "calibrate" environmental rules

     
    An early environmental leader as California's governor nearly four decades ago, Jerry Brown is now easing restrictions for oil companies and talking about overhauling the state's landmark environmental law to boost the economy. As detailed in The Times,...
  • Skelton: California Republican blazed path on gun control

     
    The country's first assault weapons ban was in California, and it was signed into law by a Republican....