Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. Democratic legislators say they have abandoned Governor Brown’s plan to put tax measures on the ballot and will adopt a state budget on their own without Republican votes. Brown was unable to attract any GOP votes for his tax measures plan after he and Democrats rebuffed efforts to reform public-employee pensions. The Democrats new budget proposal includes additional deep cuts to higher education, delays payments to public schools, and raises the state vehicle license fee.
2. Public-employee union leaders descended on Oakland City Hall yesterday to protest proposals by some councilmembers to outsource more city jobs to the private sector, the Trib reports.