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LA City Council OKs Plan To Borrow Up To $70M To Cover Civil Lawsuit Payouts

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday authorized staff to begin the process of borrowing up to $70 million to help cover the rising cost of civil lawsuit payouts, which have created a budget deficit. 231 more words

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THE PROSPECT OF A SECOND INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM 

HAS MS STURGEON LOST IT?
Although a competent enough and shrewd politician in the past, it seems that the leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, is becoming increasingly politically desperate and painting herself into a corner from which she is unlikely to be rescued unscathed. 548 more words

California May Face $2 Billion Budget Deficit, Gov. Brown Warns

SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a $122.5 billion budget for California and is warning of a possible $2 billion deficit in the coming fiscal year. 118 more words

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Budget, transportation funding top issues for legislature

The Oregon Legislature will meet Monday to swear in newly elected members, adopt rules, and officially read bills – lots of bills.

The Senate has set a record for the number of presession-filed bills, with 738 this year. 8 more words

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State economist: No tax reform from 2017 Oregon Legislature

Office of Economic Analysis Director Mark McMullen predicts no alternative to the defeated corporate sales tax will pass the upcoming session.

Although Oregon is facing a $1.7 billion budget shortfall over the next two years, state economist Mark McMullen does not expect the 2017 Oregon Legislature to pass any tax reform measures that would raise significant amounts of new revenue. 12 more words

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Real Leaders need to make Globalization work for all

As we head into 2017, and further to our previous contribution Leadership Priorities in Year 2017 we would like to give this opportunity to our readers to go through this article written by… 911 more words

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Alameda Co. Cuts Court Clerk Office Hours Due To $5 Million Budget Deficit

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Alameda County Superior Court clerks’ office hours are being reduced starting Tuesday as a result of a sizable budget deficit.

Court officials made the announcement about the reduced hours in November, citing a budget deficit of more than $5 million to start fiscal year 2016-17, court officials said. 212 more words

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