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  • California may not sell bonds in 2011 if budget battle drags on

     
    California’s budget woes could keep the state from issuing any new general obligation bonds this year, Treasurer Bill Lockyer is warning. That would be another blow to the state economy if the result is delayed funding for voter-approved...
  • New teachers union leader calls on Gov. Brown to extend tax increases

     
    The newly elected head of the California Federation of Teachers called Thursday on Gov. Jerry Brown to extend tax increases but limit concessions to Republican lawmakers in exchange for supporting the extensions. Joshua Pechthalt, 57, suggested hat...
  • Wanted: More budget lobbying by California business groups

     
    Improving public education has become a boilerplate element of seemingly every plan touted by U.S. business groups for improving competitiveness, innovation and the economy as a whole. High schoolers need much better science and math skills....
  • L.A. Councilman Parks celebrates narrow victory; Hogan-Rowles won't seek recount

     
    Celebrating his narrow victory on Friday, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks said voters "saw through the facade" of the well-funded campaign mounted against him by public service unions in the March 8 city election. "There was a perception........
  • California clean energy: "No on 23" is back

     
    Former Secretary of State George Shultz and San Francisco hedge fund manager Thomas Steyer are resurrecting the successful alliance between clean-tech businesses and environmental groups that defeated Proposition 23 last November. The new non-partisan...
  • How hard should it be to form a union?

     
    A new front in the battle over union power opens this week in the House of Representatives, when lawmakers debate the ability of labor unions to organize railway and airline workers. And though some recent GOP efforts to rein in......
  • Dozier, Wisniewski on Hall of Fame ballot

     
    D.J. Dozier and Steve Wisniewski once again have been nominated for induction into the college football Hall of Fame. Dozier and Wisniewski, both all-Americans who played on Penn State's 1986 national-championship team, previously have been named to the...
  • Empty polling places in Lincoln Park

     
    Today's election day remix will (hopefully) give the 43rd Ward a new alderman. But it seems few people are bothering to cast ballots that will make either Michele Smith or Tim Egan the new local alderman. From Progress Illinois: In the sleek lobby of a...
  • Palm Beach County Tax Collector gearing up to fight County Commission's consolidation push

     
    Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon called the County Commission???s proposal to make her post an appointed county employee instead of an independently elected public official a "power grab" that would hurt taxpayers. Absorbing the duties of the...
  • Cities angling for more budget control over new countywide government watchdog

     
    City leaders that first objected to paying this year???s tab for a new government watchdog that Palm Beach County voters overwhelmingly approved, now have begun angling to get a bigger say in cutting the future cost of the inspector general???s......
  • Q-Poll: Floridians like Obama, just not his policies

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The latest Quinnipiac University poll released this morning¬†finds President Barack Obama losing Florida to a yet-unamed Republican challenger in 2012, hardly an enviable place for the president to start his re-election bid in the ever-...