Gov. Newsom Offers $144B Budget, Sees Big SurplusCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a $144 billion general fund budget on Thursday that's up 4 percent from the current year and predicted a $21.4 billion surplus from robust tax collections and slower growth of state health care costs.
Cost Climbs By $2.8 Billion For California Bullet TrainOfficials increased the cost estimate for the first phase of California's high speed rail project by 35 percent on Tuesday, to $10.6 billion.
California Assembly Proposes $4.3 Billion In New SpendingCalifornia Assembly Democrats say they want to use the windfall from a growing economy to expand a tax credit for the working poor and extend health coverage to immigrants living in the country illegally.
With District In The Red, Michelle King Vows To Make LA Schools 'The Best You Will Find'"We are a district on the move and that we are a district of opportunity. I’m inviting all families to come here. Our doors are open. We are the best you will find.” -Michelle King, LAUSD Superintendent
California Budget To Eliminate Contentious Welfare PolicyThe governor of California has given in to liberal lawmakers who want to repeal a welfare policy that critics call racist, ineffective and harmful to the state's poorest children.
Brown, Lawmakers Agree On California Spending PlanGov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders reached an agreement Thursday on a state budget.
Wedding Week: A Look At Some Unconventional (And Cheaper) Food OptionsGood food is as married to a memorable wedding as, well, a bride and groom, so we have a few tips on having a tastier event.
Gov. Brown Wants You To Pay For Fixing RoadsHe wants to add $65 dollars on top of your car registration to pay for fixing California's roads.
Los Angeles Proposes $4.1B Budget If Olympic CandidateA mayor's adviser says that if the city of Los Angeles becomes the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympics after Boston's recent drop from contention, the organizers' proposed budget for the Summer Games would be $4.1 billion.
California Pays Off $15 Billion In Costly Debt From 2004California is set to make its final payment on $15 billion in costly borrowing championed a decade ago by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Ask An OC Expert: Decorating Your First Apartment On A BudgetGetting your first apartment is typically an exciting time, but getting settled in can be costly. Orange County interior design expert Lisa McDennon shares some of her budget-friendly tips below on furniture, decor and household accessories to help make your apartment feel like home without breaking the bank
Governor OKs Nearly $1 Million For 3 California ExonereesCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has authorized a nearly $1 million payout to three wrongfully convicted former prisoners.
California On Cusp Of Offering Young Immigrants Health CareIn a move that adds momentum to efforts to integrate immigrants, California is on the cusp of becoming the largest state in the nation to extend state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally.
California Legislature Passes Record $117.5B BudgetCalifornia 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.
Lawmakers To Vote On $117.5B Budget Without Brown Sign-OffThe Legislature scheduled a budget vote Monday. However, negotiations will continue because Gov. Jerry Brown hasn't signed off on that plan.