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U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

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  • Key California State Senator '100-Percent Committed' to Passing Tax Credit Bill

    The day after his chief of staff sent an e-mail to industry officials signaling the lawmaker's opposition to the bill as written, California State Sen. Kevin de Leon said that he was "100-percent committed" to passing legislation to expand and extend...
  • In Hawaii, Democratic battles loom for U.S. Senate, governor

    Intraparty quarrels among Republicans have littered the political landscape this election cycle, but a battle among Democrats is set to take center stage Saturday in Hawaii, as Sen. Brian Schatz looks to stave off a formidable challenge from Rep....
  • Teamsters, prominent Hollywood vendor in high-profile standoff

    Teamsters, prominent Hollywood vendor in high-profile standoff
    As chairman of the California Film Commission, Steve Dayan has championed the cause of fighting runaway production and giving companies more incentive to film in Los Angeles. But, as head of Teamsters Local 399, Dayan finds himself in a high-profile...
  • The shocking link between diapers for poor babies and jobs for moms

    The shocking link between diapers for poor babies and jobs for moms
    Babies need diapers. When impoverished babies don't have enough diapers, bad things happen -- not just to them, but to their parents. Sounds kind of weird, right? But “unmet diaper need” -- a phrase that is new to me -- can impede a...
  • California lawmakers want to stop runaway film production, except porn

    California lawmakers want to stop runaway film production, except porn
    The state Senate Appropriations Committee will soon take up two very different bills that could determine whether California remains the nation’s moviemaking capital. Assembly Bill 1839 would significantly boost the size of tax credits...
  • Sen. De León says he supports expanding California's film tax credit

    Sen. De León says he supports expanding California's film tax credit
    Senate President Pro Tem elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) sought to assure Hollywood on Wednesday that he was committed to expanding California's film and TV tax credit program. On Tuesday, De León had alarmed many of his constituents in the...
  • Senate adds sweetener to stadium bill for Orlando, Miami, Daytona projects

    Senate adds sweetener to stadium bill for Orlando, Miami, Daytona projects
    TALLAHASSEE -- A proposal to give tax subsidies annually to more professional sports stadiums got sweeter for Central Florida Thursday, as lawmakers added language allowing projects already underway to get ahead of the line for tax dollars. Both the...
  • Lawmakers look to conservation amendment for springs cash

    Lawmakers look to conservation amendment for springs cash
    TALLAHASSEE -- The next Senate president said Wednesday his chamber had backed off a plan to devote at least $378 million a year to cleaning up pollution-choked springs because Florida voters this fall could make the decision for them. Sen. Andy...
  • Senate re-kindles school voucher debate

    Senate re-kindles school voucher debate
    TALLAHASSEE -- With just days left before calling it quits, the Florida Senate is reviving debate over whether to allow the state's main school-voucher program to grow its enrollment base in exchange for stronger accountability of students and...
  • Senate scales back major springs bill

    Senate scales back major springs bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- Mired in a spat between property owners, the business lobby and local governments, a Senate panel on Tuesday gutted a proposal once hailed as a major step to protect Florida's dying springs. In a series of amendments, the Senate...
  • Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules

    Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is poised to press ahead with its four-year push to dismantle state growth-management rules. The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill Thursday which exempts seven new counties and 20 cities from a...