Twitter and news outlets were awash with both praise and disdain after Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the June 15 budget set forth by Democratic lawmakers attempting to balance California’s $9.6 billion deficit.
The stakes have risen: When hopes for tax extensions in a June special election died, the projected deficit for California community colleges doubled
Students at City College and community colleges across California fear increased financial pressure after attempts by Gov. Jerry Brown to implement tax extensions in a special election were blocked by Republican members of the state legislature.
California’s broken juvenile justice system: Proposal to cut state’s system brings up ghosts of youth torture
Gov. Jerry Brown’s January proposal to eliminate the Division of Juvenile Justice was one way of grappling with the state’s more than $25 billion budget shortfall, hoping counties could gradually absorb all youth prisoners leaving the state’s system.
A report recommending California to overhaul its public pension system released by an independent state oversight agency on Feb. 24 could propel the state into a series of labor and union struggles similar to those happening in Wisconsin.