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Bay Area Nonprofits Defend Some Tax Breaks for The Wealthy

November 6, 2012 | 11:15 am

Bay Area Nonprofits Defend Some Tax Breaks for The Wealthy

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by Amy Julia Harris, The Bay Citizen They help drug addicts in the Tenderloin, feed hungry children and aid struggling public schools. They’re also big fans of tax breaks for America’s millionaires. Bay Area nonprofits, which often advocate for some of the neediest Americans, are finding themselves the unlikely defenders of a politically unpopular stance: […]

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October 25, 2012 | 8:33 am

A.M. Splash: Support Drops for Brown’s Tax Plan; Occupy Plans Return in Oakland; Formaldehyde Found in Day Cares; S. Mateo Bans Plastic Bags

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Brown’s tax plan falls below 50% in poll (SF Chronicle) Support for the ballot measure Gov. Jerry Brown is touting as crucial to averting huge cuts in public schools and universities has fallen below the 50 percent majority needed for passage, according to a poll released Wednesday night by the Public Policy Institute of California. […]

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Traffic Ticket Amnesty Generates Windfall for Some Counties

August 2, 2012 | 11:02 am

Traffic Ticket Amnesty Generates Windfall for Some Counties

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by Jennifer Gollan, The Bay Citizen Last year, the state made a deal with Californians who had overdue traffic tickets. They would only owe half the fines and fees if they paid off their debts between January and June of this year. In exchange, the state would share the money collected with local governments and […]

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UC Tuition Could Rise Sharply if Tax Measure Fails

July 11, 2012 | 12:27 pm

UC Tuition Could Rise Sharply if Tax Measure Fails

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By Terence Chea, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP)  — University of California students will likely face a steep midyear tuition increase if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative. The 10-campus system will need to consider raising tuition by as much as 20 percent in January if the November ballot measure fails, according to documents […]

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July 5, 2012 | 8:38 am

A.M. Splash: Voters Unhappy with Rail Project, Education Cut Threat; Oakland May Boycott Goldman; Higgs Data Excite Physicists

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Rail project could knock tax vote off track (SF Chronicle) A wide range of California voters are willing to give Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative the support it needs in November, but that could change in a hurry if the Legislature approves billions of dollars for the proposed high-speed rail project later this week, a […]

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