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  • California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge

    California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge
    SACRAMENTO — Soon after Jerry Brown was elected governor in 2010, he invited the state's top budget official, Ana Matosantos, to lunch at his office. He had just two months to prepare his first plan for tackling California's $26-billion deficit....
  • Water shortage divides Californians on solutions and blame

    Water shortage divides Californians on solutions and blame
    The vast majority of Californians believe, unsurprisingly, that the state is in the throes of a serious water crisis. But many disagree about what can be done about it. About 54% of Golden State voters believe farmers could cut down on their water...
  • Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up

    Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up
    SACRAMENTO—Judging by your emails, many readers agree with me that a proposed ballot measure to split California into six states is crazy. "Ridiculous." "Laughable." Also, you concur that this bird will never fly. Not only would the plan need to...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to focus attention on reserve-fund proposal

    Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to focus attention on reserve-fund proposal
    SACRAMENTO -- By calling a special session of the Legislature for later this month, Gov. Jerry Brown is hoping to focus attention on a key part of his budget proposal, the creation of a new reserve fund. In many ways, Brown's action on Wednesday is a...
  • Bill seeks to ease California's affordability housing crisis

    Bill seeks to ease California's affordability housing crisis
    Most Californians can't afford their rent. The state's affordability crisis has worsened since the recession, as soaring home prices and rents outpace job and income growth. Meanwhile, government funds to combat the problem have evaporated. Local...
  • Bill to let retailers keep selling alligator products advances

    Bill to let retailers keep selling alligator products advances
      Rodeo Drive's high-fashion boutiques are making fast progress persuading California lawmakers to let them keep selling luxury goods made from alligator skin, including purses, wallets, boots, shoes and watch bands. With the help of the state of...
  • California needs a rainy-day fund that works

     California needs a rainy-day fund that works
    At Gov. Jerry Brown's request, lawmakers will start working next week on a rainy-day fund to better prepare the state for the inevitable next downturn. The fund is such a sensible idea that the state already has one: the Budget Stabilization Account,...
  • Senate leader pushes new plan to spend polluter fees

    Senate leader pushes new plan to spend polluter fees
    SACRAMENTO -- Senate leader Darrell Steinberg on Monday outlined a new proposal for funding affordable housing, transportation upgrades and bullet train construction with money from California's cap-and-trade program. The program, approved by the...
  • Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund

    Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund
    SACRAMENTO — Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an...
  • Santa Barbara Public Market opens to big crowds

    Santa Barbara Public Market opens to big crowds
    At the corner of West Victoria and Chapala streets, the Santa Barbara Public Market opened its doors over the weekend. The already bustling market was filled with locals shopping for organic produce, cheese, meats and baked goods, while others were...
  • Does new marijuana study back Gov. Brown's warning about pot smokers?

    Does new marijuana study back Gov. Brown's warning about pot smokers?
    Maybe Jerry Brown was more right about marijuana than folks gave him credit for -- at least if a new study on pot has merit. You may recall that California’s governor, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in March, had this to say...