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California Gov. Brown talks taxes, cuts and economic fairness

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.
Posted In: Jerry Brown, california

Gov. Jerry Brown: We're going to cut and hopefully tax

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.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, california, Jerry Brown, budget cuts

Stockton on the brink

May 18, 2012
The city of Stockton, Calif. has been hit hard by the financial crisis. With the city on the verge of bankruptcy, residents share what it's like when your town is teetering on the brink.
Posted In: stockton, california, bankruptcy, financial crisis, foreclosure

California budget to benefit from Facebook IPO

May 16, 2012
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently informed Californians that the state was $16 billion in the hole, instead of the mere $9 billion everyone expected. The Facebook IPO will generate a lot of taxable income for a few thousand Californians.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO, california

California's budget deficit has risen to $16 billion

May 14, 2012
That's grown from $9.2 billion. The $16 billion is in projected spending, and that would be more than the money that could come in. Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to talk about the details later today.
Posted In: california, budget deficit

Herculean effort to fix a city's budget

May 8, 2012
Hercules, Calif. was on the brink of bankruptcy. So the town made major sacrifices to stay solvent.
Posted In: Hercules, california, bankruptcy, state, local, Housing

Hollywood chips in to save California state parks

May 7, 2012
This past weekend, Hollywood hosted a fundraiser for the California state parks. It’s not just left-leaning Hollywood altruism. Many directors and studios film for cheap in the parks.
Posted In: state parks, hollywood, california

Mad cow disease found in California

Apr 25, 2012
For the first time in six years, a cow in the U.S. has tested for so-called mad cow disease. While officials say the dairy cow identified in California at no time entered the food supply, the price of cattle futures has moved sharply downward.
Posted In: beef, california, mad cow disease

Saving one park at a time

Apr 20, 2012
California is planning to close one quarter of its state parks, but if volunteer Carolyn Schoff has her way, Pio Pico Park won't be one of them.
Posted In: state parks, budget crisis, california

California court rules lunch optional for workers

Apr 13, 2012
The California Supreme Court has ruled that while employers have to offer workers a lunch break, they don't have to make sure employees actually take a lunch break.
Posted In: workplace, lunch, workers, california

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