Calif. Legislature Passes $96.3B Democratic Budget
LA Panel To Tackle Ballooning Budget DeficitThe "Los Angeles 2020 Commission" will be tasked with offering solutions for a projected $165 million deficit for the next fiscal year beginning in July.
Brown Says It's The First Time In Years Lawmakers Won't Need To Make Massive CutsRiding a wave of new tax revenue, California's spending plan for the coming fiscal year will rise by nearly $5 billion, a powerful indication that the state that came to symbolize fiscal mismanagement during the heart of the recession is emerging into brighter days.
Rural Homeowners Fight Back Against Calif. Fire Prevention 'Tax' An estimated 800,000 homeowners will be asked to pay as much as $150 per each rural property annually to fund firefighting efforts amid what Sacramento is calling an increased wildfire risk.
Opinion: Romney Tries To Reboot Losing Campaign With Ryan PickAfter months of failing to find a way to gain ground in the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has hit the reset button by picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, but once the dust has settled and the Conventions are over, it is hard to see how Romney will have changed the direction of the 2012 presidential campaign.
Red Ink Behind Proposed 'Soda Tax' In Baldwin ParkThe Baldwin Park City Council is looking to neighboring El Monte for inspiration on a proposed tax on sodas and other sugary drinks.
LA City Council OKs $5 Parking Fine Hikes Critics fear the vote to raise parking fines as high as $93 could disproportionately impact lower-income residents of high-density neighborhoods.
On-Time State Budget Carries Risky Assumptions California lawmakers may have passed a budget on time to get paid, but their plan to close a $15.7 billion shortfall carries a big risk on the assumption that voters will approve Gov. Jerry Brown's tax increase this fall.
Lawmakers Risk Losing Pay Ahead Of Vote On Calif. Budget DeficitLawmakers in Sacramento were scrambling on Wednesday to patch together a state budget proposal ahead of a deadline for the legislature to pass a new fiscal plan.
California Pushing More Welfare Recipients To WorkGov. Jerry Brown wants to shift the safety net protecting California's neediest residents.
LA To Hire Hundreds Of Parking Enforcement Personnel In Meter Crackdown Next time you park your car anywhere in Los Angeles, make sure you carry some change to feed the meter or you could end up coughing up big bucks.
Jerry Brown Pitches Plan To Fix's California's $16B Budget DeficitGov. Jerry Brown is expected to arrive in Los Angeles Monday afternoon to pitch his plan to fix the state’s budget deficit.

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