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Chris Megerian
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Wildfires fueled by California's drought are burning a hole in the state budget, officials announced on Monday.
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When fifth-grade teacher Maggie Ellis receives her next paycheck at the end of the month, it will be a bit lighter. That's because she'll be contributing more money to the teacher pension fund, a small part of a sweeping, long-term plan to repair one of the state's most difficult financial problems.
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Gov. Jerry Brown signed the final budget bill on Tuesday, enacting a long-term plan to fix the $74-billion shortfall in the teacher pension fund.
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Flush with optimism from California's resurgent economy, lawmakers approved a $156.4-billion state budget that expands preschool for children from poor families, increases welfare payments and provides critical funding for building the nation's first bullet train.
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Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced Friday that they have reached an agreement on California's budget.
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A last-minute proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown to limit the amount of money school districts can keep in their reserve accounts triggered an angry response in the closing days of budget negotiations.
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California's finances received a bump from Moody's on Wednesday, returning the state's credit rating to its highest level since 2001.
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Gov. Jerry Brown will head south to San Diego to sign the state budget on Friday morning, his office announced.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has fostered a close relationship with Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg , attending a fundraiser at his Palo Alto home last year and securing a $100 million donation from the tech guru for Newark schools in 2010.
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California's controversial bullet train would receive hundreds of millions of dollars in the coming year under a budget deal reached by Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers Thursday, a critical step toward beginning construction as the project continues to face legal and political challenges.
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With only a few days left before the deadline, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders are negotiating a budget that would expand preschool opportunities for poor children and tap an environmental fund to help pay for the state's beleaguered bullet train project.
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I write about California politics and the state budget crisis for the Los Angeles Times.
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    journalism and international studies, 2004 - 2008
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