When Gov. Jerry Brown releases his latest budget plan Tuesday, he will already have a major fiscal victory under his belt, having cut a deal to strengthen the state's reserve fund.
California's budget may be on the mend, but the race for a top state financial office could be one of the year's most tumultuous election battles.
Gov. Jerry Brown's reelection bid received a boost Thursday when top Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature united behind a compromise version of his plan to save money in a rainy-day fund and pay off state debt.
California legislative leaders have reached a deal on Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to stockpile cash to cushion the state from future economic downturns and to pay off debt, according to Capitol sources close to the negotiations.
California is facing $340 billion in long-term costs, the majority of which are not being addressed by state leaders, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and free agent defensive lineman Red Bryant have reached agreement on a four-year contract. The deal Saturday will reunite Bryant with his former Seattle coordinator, Jaguars Coach Gus Bradley. Jacksonville is looking to upgrade its talent along both lines of scrimmage, and getting the run-stuffing Bryant gives the team a strong start to free agency. Jacksonville already re-signed quarterback Chad Henne to a two-year, $8-million deal. Bryant turns 30 next month. He spent six years in Seattle, making 121 tackles. He began his career as a defensive tackle but moved to end in 2010. He missed one game over the last three seasons, recording 87 tackles, 2 1/2 ...