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  • 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....
  • Walking Dead New Year’s Eve marathon

     
    Now’s your chance to catch up on cable TV’s hottest series with The Walking Dead New Year's Eve marathon. AMC is hosting a marathon of the first eight riveting episodes of Season 3 beginning tonight at 9pm ET/8pm CT. AMC will resume the...
  • Democratic legislative leaders relieved by Gov. Brown's budget

     
    Democratic leaders in the California Senate said Thursday that they were breathing a sigh of relief because the governor’s budget proposal does not include the deep cuts that have been required in recent years. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell...
  • Time runs out for Brown's new prison crowding plan

     
    Monday is the deadline for Gov. Jerry Brown to let federal courts know what more he intends to do about crowding in California's double-bunked prisons....
  • Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Overton dies

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Ben F. Overton, a Green Bay, Wisc., native who was the first justice elected after merit-retention reforms in the 1970s, died Saturday in Gainesville after complications from heart surgery, the...