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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