State Budget

Brown, Lawmakers Agree On $115.4B BudgetGov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have reached a deal on a California budget with $115.4 billion in spending in the upcoming fiscal year.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Imposing $150 Firefighting Fee On Rural HomeownersGov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a $150 annual wildfire protection fee for property owners in fire-prone areas California.
Calif. GOP Claims Win In Holding Out Against TaxesRepublican lawmakers are claiming victory after the state budget passed last week without a single GOP vote because the plan did not include the Democrats' top solution -- a renewal of the higher income, sales and vehicle taxes approved two years ago.
Calif. College Students Brace For State Budget Cuts California college students are bracing for higher tuition bills and fewer courses and campus services under a new state budget that once again slashes spending on higher education.
OC Supervisors Approve 2.7 Percent Bigger BudgetOrange County supervisors Tuesday approved a budget that increases spending 2.7 percent, but hours later were apprised of the prospect of losing significant funding from the state that could result in draconian cuts in services.
Senate GOP Leaders Release Wish List For Calif. BudgetAfter months of talks but no real progress, negotiations over solving California's budget deficit appear to be stalled after Republican lawmakers released a list of 53 policy changes and budget reforms.