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Video: Improving Public Education 101

NEW: Video: Improving Public Education 101
April 16, 2014 By admin. CalWatchdog's Brian Calle talks to Liz Fagen, a superintendent from Colorado, who outlines the basic changes that have helped transform schools, improve education and pay teachers more.

Covered CA gains only modest signups in ‘final hours’

Covered California front page, Oct. 3, 2013
April 16, 2014 By James Poulos. As the last blanket deadline extension arrived, late signups slowed down on Covered California, the state's Obamacare exchange. Difficulties brought on by the website's inability to process a wave of applicants gave officials an opportunity to push back the original March 31 deadline. That, in turn, caused exchange administrators to require applicants to work with a “certified enrol...

Why is GOP rebuffing Sen. Feinstein’s drought bill?

April 16, 2014 By Wayne Lusvardi. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is renewing her call to Republican senators to vote for her revised compromise drought bill, S. 2016, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014.  Feinstein claims her bill is five votes short of the 60 needed for  passage. If passed, the Senate would forward her bill to the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives for p...

CA imposes taxes near highest in the U.S.

April 16, 2014 By John Hrabe. If Tax Day 2014 had you feeling down, consider how much less you would have paid in another state. According to a report on state and local tax rates published by WalletHub, California has the second-highest local and state tax burden in the country. The average resident of the Golden State, according tho the survey, pays $9,509 in annual state and local states. That puts Californi...
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