LA City Council OKs Plan To Borrow Up To $70M To Cover Civil Lawsuit PayoutsThe motion, which directs city staff to look at ways to improve the city's revenues, asks for a review of existing cases so that the budget's liability account could be more adequately funded for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
LAUSD To Discuss Possible Layoffs For More Than 600 EmployeesThe Los Angeles Unified School District Tuesday will consider authorizing layoff warning notices to more than 600 employees.
Huntington Park Residents Attempt To Recall Mayor, City CouncilHuntington Park residents joined together Monday night to serve recall papers to the mayor and the entire City Council because of alleged corruption.
CSU Approves Plan To Raise Tuition If Tax Measure FailsA California State University panel on Tuesday approved a plan to raise tuition by 5 percent next year if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative and trigger a $250 million funding cut to the 23-campus system.
Long Beach Leaders Challenge Residents To Balance Budget The city of Long Beach has created a new online tool to show residents what it takes to balance a city budget.
Brown: California Now Faces $16 Billion ShortfallGov. Jerry Brown says California's budget deficit has grown to a projected $16 billion.
Calif. Lawmakers Start Closing $9.6B Deficit Exercising their new majority-vote authority, Democratic lawmakers began approving an $86 billion spending package Tuesday but did so without the tax renewals they had sought all year.
Newport Beach Approves New Contract For LifeguardsOfficials in one of California's most prominent beach cities have approved a new contract with fulltime lifeguards that would scale back pension benefits in the aftermath of public outcry over their compensation.
Senate Struggles To Find Compromise On Tax Hikes After a failed tax vote a day earlier, the state Senate was meeting to figure out how Democrats and Republicans could compromise on closing California's remaining $9.6 billion budget deficit.
LA Unified Plans Short Day So Teachers Can Rally For State FundingThe Los Angeles Unified School District plans a shorter classroom day next week so teachers can demonstrate for state funding.
Proposed Villaraigosa Budget To Include FurloughsMayor Antonio Villaraigosa Wednesday is expected to release a proposed $6.9 billion budget in which city employees will get more than a month of furlough days per year.
Jerry Brown Pushes For Special Election On BudgetCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown is speaking to young cadets at an Orange County military base as he swings through Southern California with hopes of selling the public on a special election Republicans in the legislature have so far rejected.

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