Archive for December 20th, 2014

SacBee: Jerry Brown’s budget: Five things to watch

Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown gestures to a chart as he discusses his revised 2013-14 state budget plan at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Monday, May 13, 2013. Rich Pedroncelli / AP

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By David Siders and Jim Miller –

12/19/2014 4:08 PM | Updated: 12/19/2014 4:16 PM

Gov. Jerry Brown’s January budget proposal is just around the corner, and it’s the event every lawmaker, lobbyist and chief financial officer in your life will be talking about over the holidays.

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SacBee: California saw ‘striking’ job gains in November


State added more than 90,000 jobs in one month
By Hudson Sangree –
12/19/2014 10:00 AM | Updated: 12/19/2014 8:58 PM

Recovering from the Great Recession has been slow and uncertain for many Californians, especially in the Central Valley. But a state labor report released Friday provided evidence that the Sacramento region is now adding higher-paying jobs.

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Politico: The week the GOP primary began

Jeb Bush+Marco Rubio+Rand Paul

Jeb Bush (left), Marco Rubio (top) and Rand Paul is pictured. | Getty

Bush’s move and the clash over Cuba accelerates the run-up to 2016.

By Katie Glueck
| 12/19/14 6:07 PM EST
| Updated 12/20/14 11:37 AM EST

Jeb Bush got serious, Marco Rubio railed on a topic close to home and Rand Paul took yet another contrarian view.

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