Stories for June 28, 2012
It now appears nearly all of the 70 California state parks that had been designated for closure will remain open. But that doesn’t mean state lawmakers are happy with Governor Jerry Brown’s newly-announced line-item vetoes to parks spending.
A report commissioned by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association suggests that the state's sweeping law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - known as AB32 - will cost billions and drive jobs from the state.
California voters will likely see 11 measures on the November ballot. An effort to regulate health insurance rates failed to qualify.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed all 27 bills that will encompass the state budget for the fiscal year that starts on Sunday. He also issued nearly $200 million in line-item vetoes – about $130 million of which are to the state’s general fund.