Politics

12:26pm

Wed June 13, 2012
Daily News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

(Sacramento Bee) // Governor Jerry Brown is quietly moving to cut the number of retirees working for the state, but opponents of his plan say the cuts won't save significant money and will eliminate a pool of affordable and experienced workers...

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12:39am

Wed June 13, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: What can we learn from what’s happening in Libya ?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor for Channel 4 News and the author of  “Sandstorm: Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution." Hilsum chronicles events in Libya before, during and after the revolution through the eyes of Libyans. How did Libyans live under Ghadaffi’s autocratic rule? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. Who is in power in Libya today? What do you want to know about Libya ? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.

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12:03pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

(Sacramento Bee) // Assembly and Senate Democrat leaders are attempting to block the governor’s proposed cuts to programs that benefit the poor. They met with Brown yesterday to outline a budget plan that has a smaller reserve fund and cuts an obsolete high school scholarship. Since Democrats can pass a budget proposal with a simple majority, they have left Republicans at the periphery of the discussion and expect to present their budget plan to the governor Friday…

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4:59pm

Mon June 11, 2012
Politics

New law leaves some foster youth hanging

A new law, California Fostering Connection to Success Act or AB 12, extends support for foster children until age 20. But because the law is being phased in, youth who turn 19 this year will not receive support until January 1, 2013. David Colby, a former foster child who had been accepted into UC Berkeley, may only be covered by Contra Costa County until August. Until then, he could be on his own.

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9:16am

Mon June 11, 2012
Politics

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for June 11, 2012

(LA Times) // High-Speed Rail construction is facing challenges over its environmental impact on both air quality and endangered species. Concerns include the problematic air quality in the San Joaquin Valley where about 1 out of 7 children have been diagnosed with asthma, and federal biologists say 11 endangered species will be impacted.

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