Stories for July 20, 2012
Governor Jerry Brown's initiative isn't just competing with other statewide tax measures this fall. It'll also face some local tax measures - particularly in Democratic strongholds across the state. That has at least one Democratic leader nervous.
For several years California authorities have threatened to close state parks because of budget cuts, and park supporters have frantically raised money to keep them open. But news came out on Friday that the ostensibly-broke parks system has for years been sitting on a multimillion dollar surplus.
California’s unemployment rate decreased slightly for the month of June. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the state still remains above the national average.