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  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— More than two months after calling a special session to address California's transportation funding backlog, Gov. The $65 charge would generate $2 billion a year, while $500 million would come from fees charged to polluters and $100 million from so-called "efficiencies" at Caltrans, which the independent state legislative analyst has said...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Brown's spokesman, Evan Westrup, said Thursday that the allegations, contained in a newly filed court declaration by Derek Chernow, Brown's fired acting director of the state Department of Conservation, were "baseless." Chernow's declaration, obtained by the Associated Press, was...

  • Jerry Brown's administration is proposing to spend $3.6 billion a year for repairs to California's crumbling transportation infrastructure, with some of the money to come from a $65 annual fee on vehicle registrations and increases in diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation. The proposal says the $65 annual charge would generate $2 billion a year, while $500...

  • OAKLAND, Calif., Aug 19- California Governor Jerry Brown told state legislators on Wednesday that they needed to get past political infighting and develop a plan for long overdue and much needed repairs to the state's roads, bridges and other infrastructure. He was joined by the state assembly's top Democrat at a news conference in Oakland on Wednesday where...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 10- Transportation advocates want to ask voters in several northern California counties to decide whether the region should boost sales taxes to fund $500 million a year in road and rail improvements in what would be the first regional effort to fight gridlock. The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is helping to lay the groundwork for ballot...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 19- California lawmakers passed a $115.4 billion budget on Friday as part of a deal with Democratic Governor Jerry Brown to hold back spending even though the state's financial picture continues to improve. The budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 includes $2 billion to pay down the state's so-called wall of debt and socks away...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 16- California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers who dominate the state legislature said on Tuesday they had reached a deal on a $115.4 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. The budget includes $1 billion to completely pay off money owed to the state's schools from years of deferring funding during tough...

  • California governor, legislature reach budget deal Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 16- California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers who dominate the state legislature said on Tuesday they had reached a deal on a $115.4 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 12- California's water board, facing a devastating four-year drought, on Friday curtailed some longstanding water rights for agriculture and other uses in Northern and Central California for the first time in nearly 40 years, officials said. The curtailment affects more than 100 so-called senior water rights holders, including farmers and...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 12- California's water board curtailed senior water rights on Friday in the state's Delta, San Joaquin and Sacramento regions due to drought in the first move of its kind during the current drought, officials said. The curtailment affects more than 100 senior water rights holders, with most of those located near the Sacramento River, the State...

  • SANTA BARBARA, May 21- Cleanup crews labored through a third day to scoop up patches of crude oil from a pipeline spill that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters, shattering an environmental balance that U.S. Coast Guard officials said on Thursday may take months to restore. Up to 2,500 barrels of petroleum, according to latest...

  • SANTA BARBARA, May 21- Cleanup teams labored on Thursday for a third day to remove patches of crude petroleum that stained a California beach and fouled offshore waters from a pipeline rupture that may rank as the biggest oil spill to hit the Santa Barbara coastline in more than four decades. Environmental activists and local officials said it was believed to be...

  • SANTA BARBARA, May 21- Cleanup teams labored on Thursday for a third day to remove patches of crude petroleum that stained a California beach and fouled offshore waters from a pipeline rupture that may rank as the biggest oil spill to hit the Santa Barbara coastline in more than four decades. Refugio State Beach and El Capitan State Beach, both popular seaside...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 18- The Service Employees International Union, backer of a three-year campaign to improve the plight of low-wage retail and fast-food workers, on Monday said it would petition the Federal Trade Commission to investigate alleged abusive practices by major franchisors, including McDonald's Corp and 7- Eleven Inc.. Separately, franchisor 7-...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14- California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday called for increased funding for education and a tax credit for the working poor, but he stopped short of agreeing to fund social programs that were cut during the recession despite a jump in state revenues. "I don't want to get caught in the jaws of the persistent fiscal instability of the state...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14- California Governor Jerry Brown announced on Thursday he would increase spending for education, a rainy day fund and climate change in the May revision of his state budget. California has enjoyed a $3 billion jump in state revenues, a windfall that has set up intense jockeying for funding among state agencies, advocates for the poor and...

  • May 14- California Governor Jerry Brown increased general fund expenditures to $115.3 billion in the May revision of his budget, up 1.8 percent from his January plan. In the new plan proposed on Thursday, Brown said he would bolster the state's rainy day fund to $3.8 billion from $2.8 billion. Education would also benefit from new money.

  • JERRY BROWN INCREASES GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES TO $115.3 BILLION IN MAY, UP 1.8 PERCENT FROM JANUARY.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14- California Governor Jerry Brown will reveal how he plans to spend an unexpected $3 billion jump in the state's revenues on Thursday, a windfall that has set up intense jockeying for funding among state agencies, advocates for the poor and others. The governor's annual May revision of his budget, meant to reflect changes in the economy...

  • Caltrans said in the report, released last week, that it would need about $8 billion annually for the next 10 years to reach management and improvement goals for its highway system, but only $2.3 billion annually has been budgeted. Caltrans said it needed the funding for critical infrastructure projects to roadways and bridges planned over the next decade.