SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown says California's budget deficit has grown to a projected $16 billion.
The Democratic governor on Saturday says the shortfall grew from $9.2 billion in January because the economy isn't ramping up as fast as the administration had hoped.
Brown will lay out a revised spending plan for the coming fiscal year Monday. It relies in large part on voters approving higher taxes in November.
The governor says tax increases are necessary to help pull the state out of a crippling decade shaped by the collapse of the housing market and recession. He warns public schools, colleges and public safety will suffer deeper cuts without new taxes.
The deficit has also gone up because several state cuts have been blocked by lawsuits and federal requirements.
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Two people were killed and another person seriously injured Monday night in a multi-vehicle crash on state Route 76 in Vista.
Two people were killed Monday when a roughly 75-foot- tall tree fell onto a two-story house in the Point Loma Heights area.
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As the partial government shutdown continues, thousands of federal workers stand to miss a second paycheck this week.
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San Diegans are celebrating a Jewish holiday on Monday. Tu B’Shevat marks the beginning of a new year for trees.