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  • Give L.A.'s riders a Metro fare hike that's fair

     Give L.A.'s riders a Metro fare hike that's fair
    If you take a bus or a subway in Los Angeles, the basic fare is $1.50. But that covers only a fraction of the cost of the trip. In L.A., as in other cities, public transit is heavily subsidized. Fares paid by riders on the 10 largest transit systems in...
  • Cal State holds off on budget decisions, lobbies for more state money

    California State University is delaying some budget decisions for next year in hopes that an improved economic outlook may spur California legislators free up more funding for the vast system, which annually educates nearly half a million students. In...
  • Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts

    Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts
    California's public school districts could face difficult cutbacks if state officials move forward with a plan to bail out the retirement fund for teachers, officials and educators say, but even those painful steps may fall short of curing the pension...
  • Speaker Toni Atkins: Budget plan will balance prudence, investments

    Speaker Toni Atkins: Budget plan will balance prudence, investments
    Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) said Wednesday that she has a "clear mandate" from Assembly Democrats to seek a budget deal that "strengthens our fiscal condition first, and makes responsible investments second." In a speech to the Sacramento...
  • L.A. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts

    L.A. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts
    The Los Angeles City Council approved an $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out Mayor Eric Garcetti’s four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to...
  • Librarians question Baltimore County plan to shift IT positions

    Librarians question Baltimore County plan to shift IT positions
    Public library advocates are questioning a Baltimore County plan to transfer library information-technology services to the county government's IT office, saying it could set a precedent that threatens the library's autonomy. County Executive Kevin...
  • Democrats try new approach on tax increase: major budget cuts

    Democrats try new approach on tax increase: major budget cuts
    SPRINGFIELD — After a personal appeal by Gov. Pat Quinn to round up enough votes to make permanent a state income tax increase failed, Democratic leaders tried a new tactic Wednesday: the prospect of massive budget cuts. Speaker Michael Madigan...
  • Another week, another administration fix for Obamacare

    Another week, another administration fix for Obamacare
    Would the Obama administration please pick its poison? The Times' Noam Levey reported Wednesday that the administration has quietly solidified Obamacare's guarantee against excessive health insurer losses, drawing a new round of complaints from...
  • Glendale city budget meeting addresses expected funding gaps, increased fees

    To get ahead of seven years of relatively small expected deficits, the City Council set itself on a path to approve a second round of retirement incentives at the second-to-last budget meeting for the year Tuesday night. How many employees may take...
  • Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK

     Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK
    The Los Angeles City Council approved Mayor Eric Garcetti's $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out his four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to draft an...
  • GCC transfer rates down

    Fewer Glendale Community College students transferred to four-year universities in California during the 2012-13 academic year compared to the year before — a decrease blamed on state education funding cuts that educators say impacted the Glendale...