Jerry Brown

3:26pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Education

Potential cuts to Cal Grants trigger protest

College students from private and independent universities rally outside the Capitol building on March 7 to protest against cuts to the state financial aid program, CalGrant.

 

You might think the state’s goal to reduce the deficit estimated to be more than $9.2 billion means two things – taxes will increase or programs will be cut. But is it really that simple? Not really, especially when political gridlock prevents solutions from passing.

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10:38am

Tue April 10, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Republican lawmaker is pushing to end so-called dead-of-the-night votes, rushed, late-night decisions on bills with little to no public vetting. Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore) has proposed legislation that would require bills to be public for at least 24 hours before a vote…

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1:21pm

Wed March 28, 2012
afternoon news Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What's in a name? After a controversy over competing tax initiatives on the November ballot, Governor Jerry Brown has renamed his tax plan after one of the competing plans. The Governor’s tax is now called the “Millionaires’ Tax,” the name of the now-defunct plan proposed by the California Federation of teachers. But it begins taxing individual income at $250,000...

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12:00pm

Wed March 14, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The $18 billion foreclosure settlement announced last month for struggling California homeowners could take years to materialize. The nation's five largest mortgage servicers have three years to deliver mortgage relief to troubled borrowers, with no penalties for noncompliance until 2015...

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2:02pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, February 27, 2012

California's nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office has released a report stating Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget for the next fiscal year is $6.5 billion short...

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