Gov. Jerry Brown’s job approval rating is at a record high, and Californians are in such good spirits that even the Legislature and President Barack Obama’s ratings are rebounding, according to a new poll.
State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, who has previously identified green jobs and higher education funding as major focuses, will discuss his priorities for the year with the Sacramento Press Club.
Ten years after California voters passed Proposition 63’s tax on millionaires to fund programs for the mentally ill, the state cannot document whether billions of dollars in funding have improved residents’ lives, according to a new report by the Little Hoover Commission, an oversight board.
During his second State of the CSU address Tuesday, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White announced new degree completion goals and called for increased state support for those efforts.