state budget http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: How can California’s budget promote economic equality? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-can-california-s-budget-promote-economic-equality <p></p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 24969 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How can California’s budget promote economic equality? Governor Brown unveils California budget for 2013 http://kalw.org/post/governor-brown-unveils-california-budget-2013 <p>Governor Jerry Brown rolled out his proposed budget for the next fiscal year this morning. After voters supported Prop 30 last November, he was emboldened to make K-12 and higher education a big part of his plan for spending the state’s money. To break down all of the Governor’s proposals, KALW’s Hana Baba called longtime <em>Sacramento Bee</em> political columnist Dan Walters.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:52:43 +0000 Hana Baba 21582 at http://kalw.org Governor Brown unveils California budget for 2013 Governor announces public pension plan http://kalw.org/post/governor-announces-public-pension-plan <p>Earlier today Governor Jerry Brown announced that he had reached a deal with state lawmakers that would mean sweeping changes for California’s public pensions system, and affect hundreds of thousands of state workers. The new rules would cap pensions while increasing the amount employees pay in; they would also increase the retirement age by up to <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/California-public-worker-pension-changes-unveiled-3821554.php#page-2">seven</a> years.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:18:02 +0000 Hana Baba 15861 at http://kalw.org Governor announces public pension plan The pension problem: California cities search for solutions http://kalw.org/post/pension-problem-california-cities-search-solutions <p>Thousands of Californians spent years working for city governments and are now collectively owed billions of dollars in retiree health care benefits. But a <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.documentcloud.org%2Fdocuments%2F407681-cacs-city-opeb-report-final.html&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNFjdWTnEConxqEqjlolYPgSatTZyw">new study</a> by the nonprofit research group California Common Sense finds that many cities, including Oakland and San Francisco, haven&rsquo;t ever set aside money to pay these costs. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 02:46:01 +0000 Hana Baba 15152 at http://kalw.org The pension problem: California cities search for solutions What does election season mean for Bay Area schools? http://kalw.org/post/what-does-election-season-mean-bay-area-schools <p>California&rsquo;s public education system is facing serious challenges. Continuing cuts to funding are fueling changes in many districts around the Bay, like school closures and arts and PE being cut. Two state tax initiatives on the November ballot would partially solve this public school funding crisis. So as we roll into a new school year, we&rsquo;ve asked education reporter Jen Chien to talk to help us understand what&rsquo;s happening.</p><p><em>Click the player above to listen to the full report.</em></p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 00:34:53 +0000 15079 at http://kalw.org What does election season mean for Bay Area schools?