Budget Crisis

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Supporters Of Similar Calif. Tax Hike Measures In Attack Mode

Two similar California tax hike initiatives might be defeated in November if supporters of both ballot measures continue to aggressively attack one another.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/09/2012

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Ventura County Residents, Officials Want Refund For State Park They Helped Keep Open

Ventura County officials and the city of Oxnard are demanding California refund tens of thousands of dollars they contributed to help keep a state park open.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/03/2012

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California Pushing More Welfare Recipients To Work

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to shift the safety net protecting California’s neediest residents.


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CHP Reaches Tentative Furlough Agreement Amid Looming Budget Deadline

California Highway Patrol officers have reached a tentative furlough agreement in efforts to help close the state’s $16 billion budget gap.


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Costa Mesa Not On Brink Of Financial Ruin?

An independent auditor hired by Costa Mesa’s Employee Union says there is more than $26 million available to be used in the city’s general fund for the upcoming fiscal year.


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Revenue Rebound Poses Challenge For Brown’s Budget

California is seeing a resurgence in tax revenue, but what should be good news is turning into a political liability for Gov. Jerry Brown.


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Parents Asked To Donate Funds Amid School District’s Financial Crisis

CALABASAS (CBS) — Parents of children attending schools in the Las Virgenes Unified School District are being asked to ante up as the district faces a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. The LVUSD launched the “Save […]

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/27/2011

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Jerry Brown: California, Country Facing ‘Regime Crisis’ Similar To The Civil War

Brown took a break from his statewide budget crisis tour this weekend and sat down with CBS 2/KCAL 9 political reporter Dave Bryan for a no-holds-barred interview.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2011

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Villaraigosa, LA Unions Reach Deal On Pension, Health Costs

The announcement is expected at 4 p.m., according to a press release from the mayor’s office.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/24/2011

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Brown To Unveil Tight Spending Plan, Reorder Government

Gov. Jerry Brown has been cagey about his spending plans for California, offering few specifics about how he’ll tackle a $28 billion budget deficit.