City Council Approves Big Raises for LAPD
Cash Money

So much for “Defund the Police.”

Brittany M. 08/24/2023 - 7:27 AM
Newsom’s May Budget Revise: What it Means for Cities and Counties

California is facing a $31.5 billion shortfall.

Brittany M. 05/16/2023 - 9:18 AM
Newsom’s Budget Upholds Promises to Local Governments

Despite a projected $22.5 billion budget deficit, Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will ‘keep its promises’ as it heads into the next fiscal year.

Brittany M. 01/17/2023 - 10:11 AM
Newsom Proposes Grants for Law Enforcement to Fight Retail Crime
Newsom wants to give $285 million in grant money to law enforcement and district attorneys over the next three years, plus $25 million to small businesses victimized by theft. The money will be part of the proposed budget in January. The governor’s plan would also create a permanent Smash and Grab Enforcement Unit.
Brittany M. 12/21/2021 - 6:51 AM
Want better policing at protests? The LAPD says it needs $67 million.
The Defund Police movement says it's an excuse for more money. 
Brittany M. 04/29/2021 - 7:23 AM
Despite Progress and Optimism, Economic Hardship Abounds in the Golden State
We'll get there. But we aren't there yet.
Brittany M. 03/18/2021 - 5:02 AM