California Lawmakers Pass Budget Expanding Help For PoorState lawmakers approved a $139 billion budget Thursday that uses California's massive surplus to boost funding for homeless programs, welfare, child care and universities while also socking some money into savings.
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.
Special Interests Pour Record $24M Into California Lawmakers' RacesSpecial interest groups have poured a record $24 million so far into California legislative races ahead of Tuesday's primary election as real estate agents, dentists, businesses, charter schools and others seek to influence the makeup of the Legislature.
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.
LA Mayor Unveils $8.5B Budget Plan To Boost Services, LAPD StaffingTree-trimming services, sidewalk repairs, and affordable housing would be among several local programs to receive a boost in funding under the Mayor's budget plan.
Research Looks At Decision-Making Process Behind Consumer SpendingPaul Zak, the director of the Center for Neuro-Economic Graduate Studies at Claremont, is leading a research project examining the decision-making process behind consumer spending.
Gov. Brown Unveils Record $107B Spending Plan California Gov. Jerry Brown released a record-high level of spending Tuesday in his latest revision to the state budget.
Calif. Controller Orders City Of Cudahy To Repay $22.7M In Taxpayer FundsAuditors say officials in the city of Cudahy had virtually no oversight in place to prevent the misuse of taxpayer dollars when it spent nearly $23 million in redevelopment funds.
Community Groups Call For LAUSD To Spend $1B On Poorest StudentsCoalition members are calling for about $1 billion in state funding over the next seven years be used to help low income students, English learners and foster youth.
Woman Says Grandson Was Suspended For Protesting Inglewood School District’s SpendingA woman said her grandson was suspended last week for protesting that the Inglewood Unified School District spent tens of thousands of dollars on a retreat for its employees.
California Directs Education Money To Neediest California education officials have adopted rules governing how school districts will be able to spend the money they get based on how many disadvantaged students they have.
Reports: County Spent Nearly Half Of Litigation Costs On LASD Lawsuits Lawsuits involving the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department accounted for $43 million in expenditures - nearly half the county's overall litigation costs - last year, according to county officials.