• 06.22.18

    CA Legislative Compromise to Sweeping Data Privacy Ballot Initiative Takes Major Step Forward

    On June 21, 2018, California legislators held a briefing to announce that a legislative alternative to a sweeping ballot initiative to revamp the privacy and data security requirements of California businesses was agreed among State Senator Robert Hertzberg (D–Los Angeles), Assembly Member Ed ...

  • 06.08.18

    Governor Brown Releases His Final May Revision Budget

    In mid-May, Governor Jerry Brown released his 16th and final “May Revision” to his initial January budget proposal; it included updated revenue information and relatively modest proposed changes.

  • 01.16.18

    Four-Term Governor Jerry Brown: One Last Budget

    This week, California Governor Jerry Brown, beginning the final year of his unprecedented four terms as governor, unveiled his 16th and last state budget proposal, which projects a $6.1 billion surplus, mostly a result of $4.7 billion in additional revenue.

  • 05.11.17

    Governor Brown’s May Revise 2017-18 Budget

    This morning Governor Jerry Brown released his May Revision to his January budget proposal for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

  • 03.06.17

    California Supreme Court: Private Emails Potentially Subject to CPRA

    The California Supreme Court unanimously held that government officials may be required to release communications made about official business on private devices and personal email accounts pursuant to California Public Record Act ("CPRA") requests.

  • 12.08.16

    California’s $20B Problem: Obamacare Repeal Threatens 4M Californians

    The repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could ultimately cost California as much as $20 billion in annual federal spending on the state’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal.

  • 11.10.16

    California Election Results: The State Zigs While the Nation Zags

    After watching the same long and painful presidential campaign and debating the same issues as the rest of the country, California voters came to far different conclusions than the nation as a whole on Election Day 2016.

  • 11.07.16

    2016 California Election Preview

    A record number of Californians, more than 19.4 million, are registered and eligible to vote on Tuesday. That’s 1.2 million more eligible voters since the last presidential election in 2012, when 72.36% of the electorate cast ballots.