State budget

05/24/2022
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Governor Gavin Newsom recently released an updated state budget with a record amount of cash. Topping $300 billion with a surplus of nearly $100 billion, this is the second year the state is facing a...
05/04/2022
As federal funding runs out, transit agency budgets are facing critical shortfalls, risking a further decay of public transit that would leave riders and the climate stranded. The state’s...
Crowded Chinatown SFMTA Bus Stop
03/17/2022
Earlier this month, Victor chose to start one of his precious days off meeting with the governor’s office to tell them about his commute. Victor lives with autism and takes the bus from his home in...
Defend Transit, Defeat Prop 6
Joshua Stark Headshot
07/30/2018
Update: Already opposed to Prop 6? See below for what you can do to ensure it fails. Defeating Proposition 6 will be our top election priority this November, because cutting off this overdue...
Joshua Stark Headshot
05/04/2018
Last year, with much debate, arm-twisting, and deal-making, California adopted the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2107. This bill, known as SB 1, is a dramatic shift in how and what...
jerry brown at podium
Joshua Stark Headshot
01/11/2018
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...
Bus in front of Sacramento capital building
Joshua Stark Headshot
11/15/2017
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...
Image: people wait for the bus in the rain. Photo: Flickr_AnthonyPrevost
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01/17/2017
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...
Image: California Capitol in Sacramento. Photo: Flickr Marcin Wichary
Joshua Stark Headshot
10/04/2016
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...
Image: a young boy walks to school. Photo: Noah Berger
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05/23/2016
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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