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Brown budget projects $2 billion deficit, calls for more savings

Gov. Jerry Brown preached prudence on Tuesday as he unveiled his 2017-18 state budget, proposing no new major spending programs while taking a wait-and-see approach to the incoming Trump administration, even as other prominent California Democrats brace for the unknown.

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 27

How far can a third party candidate go? Cops lost almost 1,000 guns Democratic leaders say spend Rainy Day Funds on cloudy days too Tom Steyer spending boosts gubernatorial bid Newsom, de León fight over gun control legacy  Good morning! 

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Report bolsters governor’s call for budget caution

With the June 15 deadline to finalize the 2016-17 state budget looming, Gov. Jerry Brown continues to push back at Democratic lawmakers’ call for him to revise his $123 billion spending plan to include new or expanded spending on social

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State may face $29-43 billion budget deficit in 2020

In Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address last week, he noted that California’s budget has repeatedly failed to prepare for recession, resulting in “painful and unplanned-for cuts” to schools, child care, courts, social services and other programs. He

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Gov. Brown’s 3D chess game leads to timid politics

If you believe Jerry Brown is a governing genius, then forgive me for laughing until I injure myself. What I think is that he’s scary shrewd at managing the narrative, at keeping people in the dark about what he’s really

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