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  • Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund

    Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund
    SACRAMENTO — Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an...
  • Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'
    Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...
  • Brown must face the music [Letter]

    Brown must face the music [Letter]
    To vote in November for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor of our state will likely mean MOTS (More Of The Same) from Annapolis. Mr. Brown has proven that he is incapable of true leadership, as was learned firsthand with the botched Maryland health...
  • Academy Sets Dates for Governors Awards, 2015 Oscar Noms

    Oscar execs have filled in details of their upcoming awards calendar, setting dates for nominations and the Governors Awards, among other events. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences had firmed the Feb. 22, 2015, date for the 87th Oscars more...
  • California needs a rainy-day fund that works

     California needs a rainy-day fund that works
    At Gov. Jerry Brown's request, lawmakers will start working next week on a rainy-day fund to better prepare the state for the inevitable next downturn. The fund is such a sensible idea that the state already has one: the Budget Stabilization Account,...
  • Why no mention of Ralph Jaffe's run for governor? [Letter]

    Why no mention of Ralph Jaffe's run for governor? [Letter]
    I'm wondering if the letter writer who asked "Who's qualified to be Maryland's next governor? No one!" (April 6) had all of the pertinent information before coming to that conclusion. The author mentioned Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown along with the general...
  • Learn about Medicare data, care at VA

    Learn about Medicare data, care at VA
    Two national stories grabbed the headlines this week: The release of 2012 Medicare data regarding physician reimbursements, and the revelation that there had been 23 deaths over 15 years at Veteran Affairs medical centers nationwide due to delayed...
  • Charlie Crist opening his campaign's first field office in Broward (updated and updated again)

    Charlie Crist opening his campaign's first field office in Broward (updated and updated again)
    Original post | 2:22 p.m. April 11 Updated | 10:31 a.m. April 12 and 11:35 a.m. April 18 Showing just how important a strong Democratic showing in Broward County is to Charlie Crist’s hope of returning to the Governor’s Mansion, the...
  • California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge

    California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge
    SACRAMENTO — Soon after Jerry Brown was elected governor in 2010, he invited the state's top budget official, Ana Matosantos, to lunch at his office. He had just two months to prepare his first plan for tackling California's $26-billion deficit....
  • What has Brown accomplished? [Letter]

    What has Brown accomplished? [Letter]
    I realize Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is now trying his darnedest not to be seen anywhere near the disastrous roll out of the Maryland health exchange, even though he was supposed to be the lead person on it ("A Democrat who can't vote for Brown," April 14). I...
  • Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up

    SACRAMENTO—Judging by your emails, many readers agree with me that a proposed ballot measure to split California into six states is crazy. "Ridiculous." "Laughable." Also, you concur that this bird will never fly. Not only would the plan need to...