State budget

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Yesterday Governor Brown unveiled his proposed 2018 budget. It is a sprawling document (here’s the 272-page summary), with the Governor’s patented prudence throughout (including a cute lavender piggy...
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What a ride! This year the California Legislature passed some of the largest and most aggressive bills in state history, addressing our most pressing issues. From massive amounts of transportation...
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Three weeks into 2017, the forecast is already predicting potential downpours of new transportation funding in Sacramento. The Legislature has introduced a huge new infrastructure funding package...
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It is not often that transportation advocates get to claim “solid victories” in a year-in-review summary. But this year, a lot of hard work paid off and California’s leaders made some great decisions...
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On Friday the Thirteenth, Governor Brown submitted to the Legislature his May revision to the state budget for fiscal year 2016-17.  I wish I could say it was our lucky day. But in this case...
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In his January budget proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, Governor Brown reintroduced his plan for addressing the state’s dwindling transportation revenues and its crumbling infrastructure. When it...
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With only three days left in the California legislative session (counting today), I’m confident our state leaders will make history – if not for the laws they pass, then for the sheer madness of 2015...
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I like a good cliffhanger as much as the next guy.  But when it comes to making our communities safer and easier to get around, I’d rather not be left wondering whether things will turn out all...
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UPDATE 5/21/2015: The Assembly's budget proposal includes an additional $25 million for the Active Transportation Program, and another $25 million to fund free transit pass programs for youth,...
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The end of January marks a milestone for our state as a leader in climate protection and the promising start of our effort to improve the quality of life of all Californians through the cap-and-trade...


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