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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Law enforcement agencies across San Diego County are planning to crack down on drunken driving over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
A two vehicle crash left one person critically injured Friday in Emerald Hills, according to authorities.
Some of the smartest high school students in San Diego County will be in Atlanta this weekend competing in the National Quiz Bowl Championship.
Californians Aware, a statewide group that advocates for government transparency, Friday expressed concern over a soon-to-take- effect San Diego Unified School District policy to delete most emails after one year.
Millions of Southern Californians will be taking to the roads and airways Friday as the Memorial Day travel crunch goes into high gear, and the large crowds will likely test the patience of motorists and airline passengers.
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An animal known as the San Quintin Kangaroo rat and native to Baja California is back from the brink of extinction.
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, San Diego Blood Bank CEO David Wellis today encouraged those who haven't recently donated blood to consider scheduling an appointment.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is famous for its expansive habitats featuring African and Asian species. The all-new Walkabout Australia gives park guests a view into a new region of the world with interesting and unique species.