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  • Will Californians pay more to save state parks?

     
    Proposition 21 on California's November ballot is being closely watched as a possible solution to widespread budget woes afflicting state parks around the nation. California parks have seemingly been pulled from the brink of wholesale closure — as...
  • Michigan agency casts critical eye on state's film tax credits

     
    Film incentive tax programs have been touted as a welcome revenue generator for state coffers. There are now more than 40 states that offer such tax breaks to Hollywood filmmakers, siphoning off production from Southern California. Economically...
  • Too good not to share

     
    "Wordslinger," a commenter at Rich Miller's Capitol Fax, posted the following, which Miller has highlighted here: Bill Brady is a relatively common name, which may explain the contradictory Bill Brady budget and economic comments out there. –Bill...
  • Orange School Board mulls tax in upstairs meeting

     
    I just came from a really weird meeting of the Orange County School Board. Usually, the board meets in its large first floor room, easily accessible to the public as required by law, at the school district headquarters across from the old arena (first t....
  • Social media wrap: Employment sentiment 'bounce' too late for Dems?

     
    Two prominent national polls show a positive turn in economic outlook, but what does that mean for the November midterms? The answer lies in another poll....
  • California plans $10-billion short-term debt sale

     
    If California can wrap up its long-delayed budget in the next few days, the state hopes to borrow about $10 billion from investors in early November via so-called revenue anticipation notes. The notes, which would mature by June 30, could......
  • Consumer Confidential: Redefining 'green,' boosting holiday sales, legalizing drugs

     
    Here's your wet-wet-wet Wednesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- What a surprise: Many businesses that say they're green are more interested in greenbacks. The Federal Trade Commission has issued revised guidelines for "eco-friendly"...
  • Is the Whitman campaign machine built to handle October surprises?

     
    Over at The Times' PolitiCal blog, David Lauter illustrates the upward trajectory of Meg Whitman's campaign before it was revealed last week that she employed an undocumented housekeeper, a reversal of fortune that my colleague Jon Healey blogged about...
  • Broward government is crazy (in a bad way)

     
    What kind of governing body demands big budget cuts from its biggest spender, then turns around and sticks him with a big expense at the same time? The Broward County Commission, that's who. The same Broward County Commission that can't......
  • A legal victory for Obamacare

     
    In the first ruling on the merits of a constitutional challenge to the new healthcare reform law, a federal judge in Michigan has ruled that Congress has the power to order Americans to buy health insurance. The case -- Thomas......
  • BLM approves Brightsource's Ivanpah solar project

     
    And we’re off to the races: Brightsource Energy Inc. of Oakland was cleared by federal regulators Thursday to begin construction on its desert solar power installation, joining two other solar plants approved this week. Unlike most other planned...