California Report: Court Rules on Overcrowding

By Nick Warner
The U.S Supreme Court upheld the order of a federal court that mandated that the state prison system reduce its population to

California Report: Budget Talks Continue

Nick Warner
California’s $25 billion budget deficit, and the development of solutions to close this gap, continues to be at the forefront of priorities for state and local government leaders.

California Report: Budget Woes Affect Corrections

By Nick Warner
California is projected to face a budget gap of $25.4 billion in 2011-12. A new budget proposes a major shift in the state-local relationship.

California Report: Changes Afoot in Sacramento

By Nick Warner
The results of the statewide elections in November, coupled with the upcoming 2011 legislative session and a projected $25 billion budget deficit, creates a political backdrop that is expected to produce policy and fiscal challenges over the next year.

California Report, Nov. 2010

By Nick Warner
Following months of difficult budget discussions and failed negotiations, the California State Legislature finally approved a 2010-11 state budget, which the Governor signed on October 8, ending the longest budget impasse in California history.

California Report: Budget Woes

By Nick Warner
California’s budget impasse, and the associated policy and fiscal implications being considered before the state legislature, continue to be at the forefront of concern among local and state corrections representatives.

July California Report

By Nick Warner
June 30th marked the end of another fiscal year and the 17th time in the last two decades that the California state legislature missed its constitutional deadline to approve a balanced budget.