A Republican lawmaker accidentally cast his party’s first vote for the California budget in years because he was distracted by Facebook.
California lawmakers approved a $117.5 billion Democratic spending plan Monday that would send more money to public schools and establish a new tax credit for the working poor, as legislative leaders continue to negotiate a final deal with Gov. Jerry Brown.
Gov. Jerry Brown is getting ready to update his spending plan for the coming fiscal year, a budget that is bolstered by California’s economic turnaround and voter-approved tax hikes.
Gov. Brown signed a state spending plan for the coming fiscal year that makes budget-busting deficits a distant memory, funnels billions of additional dollars to K-12 schools and begins restoring social service programs that were cut during the recession.
Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders moved close to a state budget deal Monday that is expected to revamp education funding and begin restoring some of the social services cut during the recession.
California’s budget is finally in balance as long as state lawmakers follow Gov. Jerry Brown’s guidance to hold the line on spending.
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President Barack Obama is calling for a six-year, $53 billion spending plan for high-speed rail, as he seeks to use infrastructure spending to jumpstart job creation.
California’s budget impasse has Los Angeles County health clinics taking out loans in a struggle to make ends meets.