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Governor: State Will Persist in Leading Way for Nation

The need for perseverance was a recurring theme this week when Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered his 16th and final report on the...

CalChamber Backs Constitutional Changes on Cap-and-Trade, Transportation Funds

Two proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the June 2018 ballot are being supported by the California Chamber of Commerce in accordance with...

Governor Calls for Fiscal Prudence with Budget Plan

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week proposed the final budget of his gubernatorial career, proposing to spend a record $190 billion without raising...

Final Budget Agreement Keeps Lid on New Spending

The Governor and legislative leaders announced on Tuesday, June 13 that they had reached an agreement on a $125 billion budget for the 2017–18...

Governor’s May Budget Revise Continues to Hold Line on Spending

Last week, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised budget plan for 2017–18 that continues to restrain new spending. The Governor warned that...

Road Repair/Transportation Investment Plan Unveiled

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg joined Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and legislative leaders this week at a State Capitol...

Transportation Needs Long-Term Solution Now

The damage to our roads and bridges from California’s most recent storms merely highlights and underscores the need to invest in our crumbling transportation...

Road Repair and Congestion Relief Solution Awaits Legislative Consensus

Since 1991, California’s population has increased 31%, resulting in a 36% increase in vehicle miles traveled on the state’s streets and roads. In addition, the...

May Budget Revision: Amid Declining Revenue Growth, Governor Holds Spending Line, Makes Saving a...

On May 13, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released his May Revision to the California state budget. In addition to the budget numbers, graphs...

You Can Help Reform How California Pays for Roads, Highways

California’s transportation finance system is running out of gas. Not literally, but the buck or two for each gas station fill-up is getting much...

State of the State Address Governor Keeps Focus on Budget Discipline

Paying for existing state commitments and continuing to add to state budget reserves were the twin highlights of the Governor’s State of the State...

Finance Director Recaps Budget for CalChamber

Managing state finances with a long-term view is a guiding principle for the Governor’s budget proposal for 2016–17, California Finance Director Michael Cohen told...

Governor Urges Restraint in Proposed Fiscal Plan

Emphasizing his commitment to fiscal prudence, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week proposed a $171 billion state balanced budget with no new general...

Task Force Recommends Pilot Program to Test Components of Highway User Fee

One of the few recent initiatives to improve California’s economic base was left undone when the Legislature recessed this fall without addressing transportation finance. Governor...