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Joan Buchanan

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  • Bill to speed firing of some public school teachers advances

     Bill to speed firing of some public school teachers advances
    A bill to hasten the dismissal of some public school teachers appears to be speeding into law, but it won't calm the furor unleashed last week when a judge threw out key job protections for California instructors. The faster process would apply to...
  • Bill to streamline some teacher dismissals clears Legislature

    Bill to streamline some teacher dismissals clears Legislature
    The California Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a measure backed by often-warring factions of education policy that would make it easier to fire teachers charged with grave misconduct such as sexual abuse. Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo),...
  • Author of school bond measure says it won't make 2014 ballot

    Author of school bond measure says it won't make 2014 ballot
    Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) said Tuesday that her proposal for a $4.3-billion school bond measure will not be on the November ballot, citing opposition from Gov. Jerry Brown. “We’ve come to the end of the road,” Buchanan said...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction

    Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction
    California governors have enormous power to shove around legislatures. And Gov. Jerry Brown has learned how to use it without working up a sweat. Here's the latest example: At the state Capitol, the notion of providing schoolchildren with adequate...
  • California lawmakers OK new campaign rules for water board members

    California lawmakers OK new campaign rules for water board members
    Lawmakers on Wednesday approved new campaign rules in response to a controversy involving the political activities of suspended Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, both Democrats from Montebello. The legislation,...
  • Brown administration opposes $9-billion schools bond

    Brown administration opposes $9-billion schools bond
    Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration came out Monday against a $9-billion school-facilities bond proposed by California lawmakers for the November statewide ballot. As a result, the bill proposing the bond measure was put on the suspense file for...
  • Gov. Brown signs law limiting risky capital appreciation school bonds

    Gov. Brown signs law limiting risky capital appreciation school bonds
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation cracking down on a risky method of financing that hundreds of school districts and community colleges in the state have relied on to pay for new construction. The measure, authored by...
  • Gov. Brown OKs bills to tighten rules on schools' use of bond type

    Gov. Brown OKs bills to tighten rules on schools' use of bond type
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday cracking down on a risky method of financing that hundreds of school districts and community colleges in the state have relied on to pay for new construction. The measure, authored by Democratic state Sen....
  • Brown signs bills to aid veterans, boost community college costs

    Brown signs bills to aid veterans, boost community college costs
    SAN DIEGO — Californians will be asked to make $600 million available to help struggling military veterans find housing under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday. The governor also signed measures to allow community colleges to charge...
  • Getting rid of bad teachers

     Getting rid of bad teachers
    Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill to streamline the process for firing teachers, saying that he agreed with its goal but calling it an "imperfect solution." Now he should follow up, taking the lead on this important but contentious issue much as...
  • Current, former lawmakers cited for alleged campaign violations

    SACRAMENTO -- Former state Assemblyman Russell Bogh has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine to the state ethics agency for exceeding a limit on the size of campaign contributions in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for state Senate. The per-contribution limit...