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Jerry Brown who made "lower your expectations" a catchphrase of his first governorship is back in that mode during his second stint, especially on spending.
A new report on recidivism rates calls into question whether Gov. Jerry Brown's sweeping prison realignment plan has really had any effect, Dan says.
When voters passed Proposition 30 last year, they unwittingly accelerated one of the most perilous trends in California governmental finance an ever-increasing reliance on income taxes from rich people to finance schools and myriad other ...
Gov. Jerry Brown's revised 2013-2014 budget blueprint may pass political muster, but Dan's not so sure it passes an accounting test.
Gov. Jerry Brown reiterated his resolve to remake how California finances public schools by giving districts with large numbers of poor and/or English-learner students more money when he presented a revised state budget this week.
The annual rite of passing a few dozen empty budget "spot bills" to be filled in later has increasingly become the way things get done in Sacramento, Dan says.
Twenty-five years ago, California voters approved albeit very narrowly the education community's ballot measure that engraved a complex school finance structure into the state constitution.
The Legislature continues to content itself with tinkering around the edges of tax policy rather than tackle a broad overhaul, something Dan says could come back to haunt California.
As an 18th-century frontier village, it was named El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula, or in English, Town of Our Lady the Queen of Angels of the Little Portion.
A controversial bill that would indirectly increase local taxes on commercial property was stalled - perhaps permanently - Monday in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee.