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UC Regents approve tuition increase despite Gov. Brown objecting
A University of California Board of Regents committee voted to increase tuition at least 5 percent every year for five years despite widespread objection from students and Governor Jerry Brown. The vote was 7-2, with Brown, who serves as a member of the board by virtue of his governorship, and St...
Obama poised to accelerate CA’s rolling amnesty
Many Americans across the country have expressed uncertainty or alarm about president Obama's executive action on immigration, which he will announce tomorrow. However, in California, where millions of illegal immigrants live, a semi-formal version of state-level amnesty has been gathering steam f...
CA work comp costs soaring
Amid almost complete failure, the one signature achievement of Arnold Schwarzenegger's seven years as governor was reform of the expensive workers compensation system. Now that's gone. His other promises -- to refuse to increase taxes and to "blow up the 麻将游戏 boxes" of massive government wa...
Does Chiang top field of Dem hopefuls?
Going by the metrics, John Chiang may be the strongest candidate to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 or U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016. You'd never know it by the way the media have zeroed in on Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Kamala Harris -- even before the Nov. 4 election in...
Is local tax measure success a sign of things to come? 
As usual, Michael Coleman’s California City Finance website has an excellent recap of local tax measures and how they fared in the recent election. Local ballots contained 268 revenue measures -- tax increases, tax extensions or bonds -- of which 189 passed, or 71 percent. The two largest cate...
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