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  • Proposition 1, a water bond measure, passes

    Proposition 1 has passed, AP reports. It authorizes state officials to borrow $7.12 billion and repurpose $425 million in bonds approved earlier to pay for new water projects.
  • Californians OK Proposition 2, on rainy day fund

    Proposition 2, to strengthen California's rainy day fund, has passed, AP reports. A constitutional amendment with bipartisan support, the measure was placed on the ballot by the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown. Under the measure, state officials will...

    Democrat John Chiang elected California treasurer, AP reports

    Democrat John Chiang has won the contest for California treasurer, defeating Republican Greg Conlon. The treasurer is responsible for managing the state's debt, such as selling bonds that fund major projects.  The campaign was one of the quietest...

    Should states restore recession cuts? Four arguments for and against

    Does spending less money on state government stimulate the economy? That’s a question raised in a Los Angeles Times story Friday about states that have not restored budget cuts made during the belt-tightening of the recession. The story focuses on...

    Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath

    Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath
    The General Assembly will consider a handful of bills related to the mortgage crisis, but unlike in previous years, many focus on what happens to borrowers after foreclosure. The bills — most of which would limit the risks of debt that can linger...