Jan 17, 2014 California's rainfall last year was the lowest since 1877, it hasn’t rained yet this "rainy season," fire watch started in January, and there's almost no Sierra snowpack to melt. There's a drought emergency in this giant agricultural state.
Jan 10, 2014 Gov. Jerry Brown wants the state to pay down some of the debts it piled up during the bad years.
Apr 24, 2013 California Governor Jerry Brown is looking to join other states in basing funding increases at public universities on measures like higher graduation rates.
Feb 11, 2013 Texas Governor Rick Perry visits California to attract companies away from the Golden State with promises of low taxes and fewer regulations.
Jan 16, 2013 The governor of California discusses state budgets and California's fiscal prospects heading into 2013.
Jan 11, 2013 California governor Jerry Brown has pulled an impressive disappearing act. After years of being severely in the red, Brown says the state's huge budget deficit is now gone.
Jul 27, 2012 The governor of the cash-strapped state recently signed a $8 million transportation bill. Watchers say it'll be a way for him to leave a lasting legacy.
Jun 11, 2012 With California scheduled to vote on a budget this week, the question is: How did the state’s finances get so bad, so quickly? Do other states have to fear the same thing?
May 24, 2012 California Gov. Jerry Brown talks about his plan to balance the state's budget. Currently, California is facing a deficit of close to $16 billion.
May 24, 2012 Like other states across the U.S., California's grappling with a giant budget hole. Gov. Jerry Brown talks about the role of government and the tension between taxing the rich and cutting programs for the poor.