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DHCS Interested in Enterprise Analytics Platform to Detect Payment Fraud

Jan 23, 2015

Data analytics is a big focus this year for the Department of Health Care Services.

California Political News and Views
$10 Billion Sales Tax on Services Proposed by State Senator

An influential state lawmaker is proposing a $10 billion sales tax on services that would include everything from accounting to yoga classes. State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, says the changing global economy requires a reevaluation of what’s considered subject to sales and use taxes. That’s why he’s introduced Senate Bill 8, a massive tax overhaul...

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TechAmerica Honors 5 California Legislators with Leadership Award

Jan 23, 2015

The honorees were recognized at a “Back to Session” reception TechAmerica hosted in Sacramento.

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Two New CALNET3 Service Categories Coming in Summer 2015

Jan 23, 2015

CALNET 3 is the state’s multi-billion dollar telecommunication procurement providing an array of products and services from pre-qualified vendors to state and local departments and agencies.

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Feb. 3: OTech Mainframe Customer Forum

Jan 23, 2015

Speakers will include OTech Chief Davood Ghods and representatives from Computer Associates, IBM and Software AG.

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Jan. 29: OTech Customer Service System Replacement Kickoff Overview

Jan 23, 2015

The California Office of Technology Services is hosting an overview of the new web-based solution that will replace OTech’s Customer Service System (CSS). Ellen Ishimoto, OTech assistant chief, will talk about the project scope and

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Chevron’s Battered Image Over Ecuador Ecological Disaster Takes Another Hit in Davos

Jan 23, 2015

Davos, Switzerland January 23, 2015 - Prominent Swiss environmental organizations have crowned Chevron with an embarrassing "lifetime achievement" award for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into streams and rivers in Ecuador's rainforest relied on by local indigenous communities for their water.

The Public Eye Award, which seeks to highlight the world's worst corporations,...

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Lawsuit Challenges California Plan Allowing Pesticide Spraying on Schools, Homes, Organic Farms

Jan 23, 2015

San Francisco January 22, 2015 - Eleven groups and the city of Berkeley sued the California Department of Food and Agriculture today over the agency’s approval of a statewide “pest management” plan that allows pesticide spraying on schools, organic farms and residential yards, including aerial spraying over homes in rural areas. California approved the...

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California Political News and Views
CARTOON: Obama’s Crossroads

CARTOON: Obama’s Crossroads

Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch

State of the Union cartoon

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LAPD Updates Website After Inspector General Report

Jan 23, 2015

The report by Inspector General Max Huntsman focused on transparency issues with the department, analyzing other agency practices for comparison.

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