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Jerry Brown Projects Budget Surplus

January 10, 2013 | 10:00 am

Jerry Brown Projects Budget Surplus

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California’s spending plan for the coming fiscal year will rise by 7 percent, a powerful indication that the state that came to symbolize fiscal mismanagement during the heart of the recession is emerging into brighter days. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a $97.6 […]

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Budget Deal Could Slow Calif. Economy

January 2, 2013 | 4:16 pm

Budget Deal Could Slow Calif. Economy

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Congress may have pulled the nation back from a fiscal cliff this week, but the budget deal could still slow California’s economic recovery in the short term, according to an economist who specializes in forecasting the state’s future. Speaking on KQED’s Forum on Wednesday, Jerry Nickelsburg, an adjunct professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, […]

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Calif. Jobless Rate Drops Below 10%: Full County Data

December 21, 2012 | 11:15 am

Calif. Jobless Rate Drops Below 10%: Full County Data

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by Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s jobless rate dipped below 10 percent last month for the first time since the recession began, the state announced Friday, signaling that the state’s economy may have finally turned the corner. The 9.8 percent unemployment rate reported by the Employment Development Department is down from […]

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Local Jails May Limit Immigration Holds to Convicts

December 11, 2012 | 1:50 pm

Local Jails May Limit Immigration Holds to Convicts

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In the next year, many of California’s local jails might limit federal immigration “holds” to detainees with felony convictions, greatly reducing the number of people deported from the state solely for entering the country without permission. Gov. Jerry Brown met with leaders from the California State Sheriffs’ Association last week to discuss ways to give […]

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State Considers Tighter Limits on Uncredentialed Teachers

December 7, 2012 | 10:06 am

State Considers Tighter Limits on Uncredentialed Teachers

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by Joanna Lin, California Watch Under proposals the state’s teacher credentialing agency is set to consider today, school districts would need to show on a case-by-case basis that no fully credentialed teachers are available before they resort to less-qualified educators, and under-prepared teachers could serve a maximum of three years instead of five. The Commission on […]

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December 3, 2012 | 8:50 am

A.M. Splash: Calif. Dems Supermajority May Not Last Long; Apple, Samsung Back to Court; Arrests Drop in Oakland; SF N. Beach Subway Proposed

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California Democrats’ supermajority powers will be short-lived (Bay Area News Group) When Democrats last month achieved broad taxing powers by capturing supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature, Democratic leaders immediately ruled out new taxes, saying they didn’t want to be seen as overreaching just after voters approved Gov. Jerry Brown’s $6 billion annual tax […]

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Is California Ready for Online Voting?

November 27, 2012 | 1:46 pm

Is California Ready for Online Voting?

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It sounds logical enough. If we can buy stock, see medical records and book flights online, we should be able to cast ballots online as well. And at least one politicians thinks California should move in that direction. When State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) announced on Monday that he is running for secretary of […]

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California AG Holds Human Trafficking Symposium

November 16, 2012 | 11:47 am

California AG Holds Human Trafficking Symposium

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Traffickers are buying and selling hundreds of people in California, according to a report by the attorney general’s office. Attorney General Kamala Harris held a symposium on that topic on Friday. In a report, the department gives its best estimates of the extent of these crimes. A task force identified 1,277 victims from mid 2010 […]

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November 16, 2012 | 10:25 am

California Gets More Jobs

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We’re still behind the rest of the country, but California added 45,800 non-farm jobs in October, according to the Employment Development Department. That brought down the state’s unemployment rate to 10.1%, down from 10.2% in September. The rate for the United States is 7.9%. California also added 32,000 jobs in September. The hottest sectors are […]

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Slow Distribution of Bond Funds Costs California Millions

November 7, 2012 | 12:19 pm

Slow Distribution of Bond Funds Costs California Millions

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by Jennifer Gollan, The Bay Citizen Some California agencies and departments have been slow to distribute proceeds from bond sales for local projects, costing the state at least $49 million in interest each year even as it has struggled to address chronic budget shortfalls. As of June, according to the most recent figures available, the […]

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