Archive for July 5th, 2013

AP: Calif. lawmakers approve state worker raises

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California lawmakers approve 4.5 percent raises for largest state union
By Don Thompson, Associated Press | Associated Press – 5 hours ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Rebounding state revenue bolstered by temporary tax increases recently approved by voters are paying off for California’s largest public employees’ union.

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Bill Lockyer

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
July 5, 2013

State Treasurer Bill Lockyer has opened a campaign account for lieutenant governor in 2018, suggesting not a run for any seat but that Lockyer may remain involved in state politics as a campaign donor long after he retires from elected office in 2015.

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AP: Calif. resurgent under Brown, but spending a worry

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AP California News
Jul 5, 2:19 PM EDT

By JULIET WILLIAMS
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is drawing praise and glowing reviews from the national media for his deft political maneuvering in closing a $25 billion budget deficit and restoring some of California’s financial luster after years of recession.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
July 5, 2013

Erin V. Peth will serve as the California Fair Political Practice Commission’s new executive director, the campaign finance watchdog decided in a closed session meeting today.

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bad-economy

Friday, July 5, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

It didn’t take an Ivy League economist to see this coming down the road.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 195,000 jobs were created in June. But, the official unemployment rate (U-3), remained unchanged at 7.6%.

The serious problem? Job quality!

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WashPost: Suspicion of manhunt follows Snowden case

By Greg Miller
Published: July 3, 2013

The apparent diversion of the Bolivian president’s airplane in Europe has fed suspicion that the United States is quietly orchestrating an international manhunt for former NSA contractor Edward Snowden despite efforts by President Obama to play down the magnitude of that pursuit.

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