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SACRAMENTO — The Capitol's three most powerful politicians danced a victory jig Tuesday to celebrate the pending passage of an on-time, balanced state budget. And they did deserve to enjoy the moment. Spiffed up in dark suits, buttoned jackets and...
Many Californians have helped their schools in recent years by voting for bonds to build and refurbish campuses. For the most part, the investment in schools has been necessary and right, but that doesn't mean voters always got their full money's worth....
SACRAMENTO — California is close to making the most sweeping change in how it spends money on schools since Ronald Reagan was governor four decades ago. And Gov. Jerry Brown is on the verge of a monumental personal triumph — a legacy...
Now we know what Gov. Jerry Brown really cares about — what gets him riled and raring to rumble. "The battle of their lives," he promises opponents. "This is a cause." When a governor bares his soul like that, not only is he waving a nasty...
A state legislative committee on Wednesday rejected a proposal to allow school districts to train teachers and administrators to use guns to protect campuses against armed intruders. Only one member of the seven-member Assembly Education Committee voted...
SACRAMENTO -- A key Assembly committee has approved legislation that would expedite the dismissal process for California teachers accused of misconduct. Under current law, teachers who are fired can appeal their case to a three-member panel consisting...
Gov. Jerry Brown promised more money for schools if voters approved his tax hike plan, Proposition 30. But George Skelton says in his Thursday column that Brown didn't level with voters when it came to how that money would be distributed. The governor...
Tags: Executive Branch, Government, Elections, Politics
SACRAMENTO — A revenue redistribution scheme probably was not what Californians had in mind when they passed Gov. Jerry Brown's tax increase to salvage public schools. But as it turns out, the tax hike, Prop. 30, was essential to help pay for...
Tags: Carol Liu, Pies and Tarts, Students, Voting, Elections
L.A. NOWTwo state legislators are leading an effort to rein in an increasingly popular method of paying for classrooms and other school improvements. So-called capital improvement bonds often carry repayment costs several times higher than the amount borrowed....
PolitiCalSteve Glazer, who managed Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2010 campaign, announced his own candidacy for state Assembly on Tuesday. Glazer, who serves on the City Council in the Bay Area city of Orinda, looked to stake out ground in the political......
PolitiCalThe battle for the Bay Area Assembly seat being vacated by Joan Buchanan next year will be a typical Capitol struggle, with labor-backed candidates squaring off against more business-friendly moderates. What will make next year’s race a bit...
It's not easy being a high-performing school district in an affluent community. The La Caņada Unified School District, whose students have the second-highest test scores of any K-12 district in the state, is facing several financial challenges. While...
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Dec 26, 2012 |Story| La Caņada
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