Gov. Jerry Brown gave the first State of the State speech of his new administration Monday, asking lawmakers to set aside their partisan differences for the good of California.
The scandal-ridden city of Bell canceled a city council meeting Thursday night after two council members failed to appear, preventing the attendees from reaching quorum, according to the L.A. Times.
If 2011 is hinting at a national recovery, there is little sign of it in statehouses across the country.
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.
City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana warns that the fiscal health of Los Angeles may potentially worsen even more if a plan to privatize parking garages fails to pass.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday pointed the finger at lawmakers and California voters for the $6 billion deficit in the state budget he signed just a month ago.
Governor-elect Jerry Brown will face a mounting budget crisis when he is sworn into office in January, a gap that now tops one-fifth of the state’s general fund.
A proposal that attempts to end California’s record-long budget impasse and close a $19 billion deficit focuses primarily on targeted spending cuts and a large dose of creative accounting.