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California Dream

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Invigorate California's Economy

June 18, 2019

Immigrants tend to be bigger risk-takers than people born in California when it comes to starting a business. Here’s why that’s a good thing for the state’s economy.

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State Government

What's Buried In California’s Budget Package? Lawmakers Send 12 Bills To Gov. Gavin Newsom.

June 17, 2019 | Ben Adler

The budget bill that now sits on Newsom’s desk is just the tip of the iceberg. State lawmakers sent him another dozen on Monday that would implement the spending plan, with more to come before the end of the month.

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State Government

Advocates Call California’s Budget A ‘Big Win’ For Early Childhood Education

June 14, 2019 | Chris Nichols

The budget Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign later this month pays for thousands more children to attend free, all-day preschool and for families to receive subsidized childcare.

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State Government

Legislative Analyst: Gov. Gavin Newsom's Proposed Raises For California Prison Guards Not Justified

June 14, 2019 | Ben Adler

California’s nonpartisan budget watchdog is blasting a labor deal between Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration and the state prison guards’ union, which lawmakers could vote on as soon as Monday.

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Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In San Joaquin County

June 14, 2019 | Rich Ibarra

The San Joaquin County Mosquito Control District advises people to wear protective clothing and apply mosquito repellent, especially during the early morning and evening hours.

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State Government

Postmates — Like Uber And Lyft — Is Working With California Labor Groups To Keep Independent Contractors. Critics Aren’t Sold.

June 14, 2019 | Scott Rodd

The gig economy giants, who use independent contractors instead of employees, have long opposed efforts to unionize their workforce. But a California Supreme Court decision and looming state legislation are forcing them to change course.

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Sac Schools Cut ‘Hope Closet’ Coordinator, Threatening Aid To Disadvantaged Students Amid Push To Lower Administrative Costs

June 14, 2019 | Julia Mitric

The Sacramento City Unified School District reassigned an administrator working to coordinate resources for student support centers as it works to close a $26 million deficit. But advocates worry students will miss out on needed resources.

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Business

Business Journal: Penumbra Moving Into Roseville; Dealers Leaving Roseville Automall; Cookie Connection Closes Stores; Calling All Dreamers

June 14, 2019 | Steve Milne

An Alameda-based company that makes medical devices is getting ready to move into Hewlett Packard's former site in Roseville. The company may ultimately add about 1,000 jobs. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich reports.

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Nevada AG Recommends $25M Wildfire Settlement

June 13, 2019

(AP) — Nevada's attorney general is recommending approval of a $25 million settlement with homeowners and others who sought more than $300 million in damages from the state after a prescribed burn escaped and destroyed 24 homes south of Reno.

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Capitol Chat: More Details On What’s in California’s New State Budget

June 13, 2019

California’s $213 billion state budget has been finalized. Some items made it into the budget, some didn’t. Notable inclusions are health insurance for undocumented Californians. CapRadio's Ben Adler explains.

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