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Spring 2014 Political Update

Just as business continues to accelerate at the Capitol, the races for California legislative and statewide office are heating up this spring as w..

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California Leadership Update

Assembly Democrats unanimously elected Majority Floor Leader Toni Atkins as the next Speaker of the lower house this afternoon. Traditionally, the..

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Govenor's 2014-15 Budget Overview

A day earlier than expected Governor Brown released his proposal for the 2014-15 budget. California’s fiscal situation is much better than i..

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Legislative Recap

Legislators left Sacramento on September 13th after adjourning for the year, taking most of the fast-paced activity with them. However, the fates ..

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Governor, Speaker, Republican Leaders Announce Immediate Increase in Prison Capacity and Longer-Term Solutions

SACRAMENTO – Standing alongside law enforcement, local government officials and victims’ advocates today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr...

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Governor’s Update and Associated Budget

Governor Jerry Brown released his May Revision of the California State Budget for 2013-14 today (full budget summary attached). His Revision refle..

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Legislative Update on the Governor's 2013-2014 Proposed Budget

The stated purpose of Realignment in 2011 was to move "program and fiscal responsibility to counties, providing a dedicated source of funding whil..

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Governor Brown Signs Bipartisan Pension Reform Bill to Save Billions by Capping Benefits, Increasing Retirement Age and Stopping Abuse

LOS ANGELES – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed sweeping bipartisan pension reform legislation that saves billions of taxpayer dolla..

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2012-13 Budget: May Revision

Governor Jerry Brown released his May Revision to the 2012-2013 State Budget today estimating that the current budget deficit has now grown to $15..

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Governor’s Proposal to Complete Juvenile Justice Realignment

The Legislative Analyst's Office has released its hearing handout, "Governor's Proposal to Complete Juvenile Justice Realignment," which was presented..

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