| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:02 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers have agreed on perhaps the most contentious part of the state budget -- Brown's proposal to redistribute state money to schools -- according to Capitol sources who asked for anonymity because they were...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:38 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Top Democratic lawmakers have agreed to use Gov. Jerry Brown's more conservative tax revenue estimates in the budget, according to Capitol sources.
The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
| Jun 2, 2013
| 6:41 PM
SACRAMENTO — California is close to making the most sweeping change in how it spends money on schools since Ronald Reagan was governor four decades ago.
And Gov. Jerry Brown is on the verge of a monumental personal triumph — a legacy...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
SACRAMENTO — Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown said negotiations over the state budget would take place "a lot in private, and a little bit in public."
Sure enough, many of the stickiest issues remain unresolved in public hearings aimed at reconciling...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Should California tighten gun-control laws in California in response to mass shootings? State lawmakers advanced a dozen measures Wednesday that would toughen some of the strictest gun-control laws in the nation.
Under a bill passed by the Senate,...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Democrats and special interests have a long wish list of government programs they want to spend more on now that California's budget crisis has faded. They hope to use the latest report from the nonpartisan legislative analyst, who forecast more tax...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:10 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Bolstered by higher revenue estimates from the legislative analyst, the Senate budget committee on Friday advanced a spending plan that differs from Gov. Jerry Brown's in a number of significant ways.
Democratic senators, sometimes with...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:55 PM
SACRAMENTO—Let's welcome the governor back home. It must be sobering. The work has been piling up. The real, difficult work.
Actually, it was piling up even before Gov. Jerry Brown departed on a weeklong "trade and investment" mission to China...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 6:38 PM
SACRAMENTO — "Living in parallel universes," is how Senate leader Darrell Steinberg describes it. Gun control and gun rights advocates "talking past each other."
Emanating from different cultures, incapable of agreeing on how to make us all...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:41 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Following state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's call for an investigation, federal authorities have taken disciplinary action against a Nevada hospital in an alleged case of "patient dumping" in California.
In a letter...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:45 PM
SACRAMENTO — State Capitol politicians may have an extra $3.2 billion to play with. Or they may not.
It depends on whose figures you believe: nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor's or contrarian Gov. Jerry Brown's.
I tend to have more...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:49 PM
SACRAMENTO — Dynamics have shifted dramatically in California's Capitol since Gov. Jerry Brown returned two years ago—both fiscal and political dynamics.
The two are intertwined. And Brown is the beneficiary.
In short, because the state'...