NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – California lawmakers passed a balanced budget Wednesday that relies on spending cuts, fund transfers and one-time revenue boosts, but allows them to keep collecting their paychecks.
The budget now goes to Governor Jerry Brown, who has said for months that he wanted to present Californians with a gimmick-free budget that would solve the state's $26 billion deficit with a combination of tax extensions and spending cuts.FULL STORY
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - California Governor Jerry Brown unveiled a revised budget Monday that calls for a $9.3 billion tax extension, coupled with a $2.6 billion cut in spending.
Despite steep opposition from Republican lawmakers and some of his own supporters, Brown is holding firm to his belief that the state's budget crisis should be addressed with a mix of tax hikes and spending cuts. The governor did not unveil the draconian spending cuts that some observers had thought he would. Instead, he continued to press for an extension of tax hikes currently set to expire. And he still wants voters to have a say on the extension of the levies.FULL STORY
(CNN) Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown is calling for a special election on July 7th, where voters will decide between tax extensions or to double up on cuts in state services, in an effort to combat budget woes plaguing the state.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Californians should decide whether they want to pay $12 billion more in taxes to help plug the state's massive budget shortfall, Gov. Jerry Brown said on Monday.
In his State of the State address, Brown urged legislators to put his plan to extend income and sales tax hikes on the ballot in a special election in June. If they don't, the governor said the state will see even harsher spending cuts than the $12.5 billion he is proposing.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Former Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown has defeated Republican Meg Whitman in the race for California governor, CNN projects. Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is term-limited. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
(CNN) – A new poll indicates that Democrat Jerry Brown has a 10-point lead over Republican Meg Whitman in California's gubernatorial battle.
According to a Field Poll released Thursday, 49 percent of likely voters in the Golden State say that they are supporting Brown with 39 percent backing Whitman and 12 percent undecided or backing another candidate.
(CNN) – A new survey indicates that the Democrats have slight advantages in the California battles for senator and governor.
According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday, 50 percent of likely voters in the Golden State say they support Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, with 45 percent backing Republican challenger Carly Fiorina and four percent undecided or backing a different candidate. Boxer's five point margin is within the survey's sampling error and is down from a nine point advantage in CNN/Time polling from last month.
(CNN) – Tuesday yielded good news for Democrats in California with a new poll that shows the nominees for Governor and Senator leading their Republican opponents.
In the Suffolk University poll, attorney general and former Gov. Jerry Brown leads former eBay CEO Meg Whitman by 8 percentage points, 50 percent to 42 percent among likely voters. Five percent supported the third party candidates in the race.
(CNN) – Look too quickly and one may think Meg Whitman, the GOP nominee for governor in California, is herself heaping praise on rival Jerry Brown in Brown's latest TV ad.
The new spot launching Tuesday opens with Whitman declaring, "30 years ago, anything was possible in this state."
The problem for Whitman, as Brown's ad quickly notes, is that Brown himself was governor of California 30 years ago.