Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 28, 2011

The California Supreme Court will rule Thursday on a case with huge implications for the state budget and the future of some 400 local redevelopment agencies.

The agencies sued this summer after the budget adopted by lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown allowed agencies to reopen only if they contributed $1.7 billion to schools and $400 million a year thereafter.

After oral arguments in October, the high court put the case on the fast track.