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  • California water bond measure advances, but differences remain

    SACRAMENTO – A Senate panel Tuesday advanced one of the three competing proposals for water bond measures, but lawmakers acknowledged that more negotiations will be required to reach a consensus on what to put before voters. Lawmakers have two...
  • Gov. Brown appoints journalist as state librarian

    SACRAMENTO -- Librarians aren't known for being loud, but Gov. Jerry Brown might hear some raised voices from that scholarly crowd over his decision Tuesday to appoint a politically connected journalist as the California state librarian. Brown appointed...
  • Assembly speaker says Cal State could get bigger funding boost

    Assembly speaker says Cal State could get bigger funding boost
    California Gov. Jerry Brown jokingly apologized to fellow California State University trustees Tuesday for making the same speech meeting after meeting: the system's request for additional funding competes with a long list of other priorities that outpace...
  • McAuliffe proposes Medicaid 'pilot program'

    McAuliffe proposes Medicaid 'pilot program'
    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday proposed a pilot program to expand Medicaid health coverage for the poor for at least two years. The governor pushed his proposal as a potential break in a logjam on the divisive issue, but it didn't...
  • State Republicans present alternative budget

    State Republicans present alternative budget
    Maryland House Republicans offered an alternative to Gov. Martin O'Malley's spending plan Tuesday, suggesting the state limit spending to 1 percent above last year. The minority caucus, dramatically outnumbered in the House of Delegates, push an...
  • 3 GOP hopefuls meet in cordial debate

    3 GOP hopefuls meet in cordial debate
    Three of the four Republican candidates for governor met in a cordial debate here Wednesday, agreeing on a need to cut taxes in Maryland, limit government growth and scrap major transit projects. Harford County Executive David R. Craig, former Ehrlich...
  • House approves $38.7 billion state budget

    House approves $38.7 billion state budget
    The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.7 billion budget that trims the governor's plan but still provides raises to state workers and levies no new taxes. The House bill, scheduled for a final vote Thursday, would increase...
  • Like his ideas or not, Kashkari is at least offering a plan

    Like his ideas or not, Kashkari is at least offering a plan
    SACRAMENTO — Give Neel Kashkari credit: He's thinking big and telling people his thoughts. The Republican has little chance of beating Gov. Jerry Brown and being elected governor. But don't tell him. He's campaigning hard and talking to anyone who...
  • Utah election law reins in tea party

    SALT LAKE CITY — Four years ago, the fledgling tea party claimed one of its first and greatest victories in Utah, ousting the state's veteran Republican senator in a thunderclap of anti-incumbent anger. Now the establishment has struck back,...
  • Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says

    Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says
    Gov. Pat Quinn and ruling Democratic lawmakers united Wednesday around what they say is a stark election-year choice — vote now to make permanent the temporary income tax increase they installed three years ago or face major cuts in state spending...
  • UC's Napolitano throws cold water on the online education craze

    UC's Napolitano throws cold water on the online education craze
    University of California President Janet Napolitano struck a rare blow for rational education practice this week by pushing back strongly against the craze for online learning courses. Online education isn't a panacea, she said; it's not for everyone, it'...