Jerry Brown

11:49am

Wed July 18, 2012
Transportation

High-speed rail gets the green light

Governor Jerry Brown gave high-speed rail the official green light today, signing legislation authorizing $8 billion in initial funding for the controversial $68 billion project.

Signing ceremonies in San Francisco and Los Angeles emphasized the political importance of the $1.9 billion allocated for improving existing commuter rail systems in these cities, the eventual “bookends” of the rail network that would connect northern and southern California.

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9:08am

Thu June 21, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, June 21, 2012

(Oakland Tribune)  // A UCLA Anderson jobs forecast says unemployment in California will remain in the double digits until next year...

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1:54pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Afternoon news roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Tuesday, May 22, 2012

(SF Gate) // Investigators found DNA evidence linking Antolin Garcia-Torres to the disappearance of a 15-year-old Morgan Hill girl. At a news conference, today, Santa Clara Sheriff Laurie Smith said the source of the DNA was not blood. The girl, Sierra LaMar, was last seen on March 16…

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11:59pm

Thu May 17, 2012
Politics, connecting the dots

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon Edition for Thursday, May 17, 2012

(Sacramento Bee) // Just after it was revealed that California faces a budget deficit of $16 billion, how and when to pay crippling pension costs has become a major public debate. The California Public Employees' Retirement System voted to raise the annual state payment for state worker pensions by $213 million to a total of $3.7 billion, despite Governor Jerry Brown’s recommendation for an even bigger increase to avoid accruing more debt.

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11:43am

Tue May 15, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bay Area News Group // Oakland’s Oikos University lost six students in a campus massacre last month – and now students enrolled in the Oikos nursing program may lose their school if they don’t improve their test scores within the next two years. Administrators say they’re working on it…

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