Governor Brown Signs California State Budget; Boosts K12 Education Spending

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SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a state spending plan for the coming fiscal year Thursday that makes budget-busting deficits a distant memory, funnels billions of additional dollars to K-12 schools and begins restoring social service programs that were cut during the recession. The budget also expands Medicaid to an additional 1.4 million low-income […]

All Schools Get More Money Under Guv’s New Funding Proposal

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SACRAMENTO — All California schools will receive at least the same amount of money as they currently do, and poorer ones will receive significantly more, under Gov. Jerry Brown’s sweeping proposal to change K-12 education funding, according to district-by-district estimates released Wednesday. Last month, the Democratic governor released a budget plan that proposed drastic changes […]

Calif. Budget To Be Buoyed By Voter-Approved Tax Hikes

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SACRAMENTO — After years of double-digit deficits and billions in budget cuts, California’s fiscal outlook is looking brighter. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday will propose his third budget since reclaiming the governor’s office. It’s expected to be the first time in many years that the nation’s most populous state does not face drastic budget cuts. […]