May 9, 2014, 12pm PDT
Beset by a large budget deficit and overwhelming poverty, Newark's local government services director has warned that the city might require state supervision.
October 23, 2012, 1pm PDT
Chuck Raasch looks at how combining services can help local governments "to capitalize on the economics of scale and offset declining revenue since the Great Recession."
June 26, 2010, 11am PDT
In the face of an $800 million budget gap, the MTA just blinked, closing the W and V lines on Friday night. More than 30 bus routes are also scheduled to close in an effort to save $93 million.
October 22, 2009, 5am PDT
Without even a hint of sarcasm, the National Park Trust is planning to give an award to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for protection of public lands.
October 8, 2009, 2pm PDT
Cuts in MTA staff in subway stations leave transit riders lost, feeling unsafe. Vendors and repair staff are reluctantly picking up the slack.
September 15, 2009, 12pm PDT
Major environmental groups hope this year's park closures, caused by the California budget crisis, will inspire support for parks at the ballot box next year.
July 5, 2009, 1pm PDT
The Los Angeles Times has created an interactive game where you can make the hard choices in where to cut the State's expenditures.
July 1, 2009, 1pm PDT
The State of California missed a midnight deadline for a budget solution, and may have to issue IOUs. But they're not the only states facing imminent budget crises.