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What Recovery? Wages Going DOWN

  Productivity growth estimates revised lower Hourly compensation posts record drop following huge gain By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch, 6/5/13 U.S. businesses weren’t as productive in first quarter as originally believed and worker pay posted th...

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CA to Get $350,000,000 for Preschool From Feds—IF Washington Raises Taxes

  California could get $350 million for preschool under federal proposal By Lillian Mongeau, Edsource,  6/5/13 California could nearly double its spending on public preschool with an influx of federal funding if the president’s proposal to sig...

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San Jose to Raise Cost of Housing for Middle Class By Providing “low cost” housing for Poor

  San Jose considers fee to fund housing By John Woolfolk, San Jose Mercury News,  6/5/13 SAN JOSE — San Jose officials took initial steps Tuesday toward setting a fee on new housing development that would generate money for lower-cost subs...

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Oakland unions threaten to strike–willanyone care or notice?

      Oakland unions threaten to strike By Matthew Artz, Oakland Tribune, 6/4/13 OAKLAND — The city’s two largest civilian unions say Oakland leaders are crying poverty to justify demands for employee givebacks and that their...

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Greenhut: California Can Top New York as Nation’s Worst State

  California Can Top New York as Nation’s Worst State By Steven Greenhut, Blomberg,  6/4/13 Whenever a free-market research or business group releases a “best and worst” list of states, my eye goes straight to the bottom: To see whether Cal...

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City of San Fran to Compete With PG&E—City Created a Gov’t Energy Company

  CleanPowerSF to rely on green credits, not actual renewable energy sources  by Chris Roberts, SF Examiner,  6/5/13 The City is struggling to keep CleanPowerSF rates competitive with PG&E power to keep automatically enrolled city residents ...

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Feds Demand CA Spend $44 Billion on Water—Media starts Drumbeat About “bad” Water

  Hundreds of Communities Rely on Contaminated Water By  Amy Quinton, capradio,   6/4/13 More than 600 communities in California rely on contaminated groundwater. Nowhere is the problem more acute than in the Tulare River Basin and the Salinas ...

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Anne Gust Brown discusses life with Jerry, role in running state

Jun 5, 2013
Anne Gust Brown discusses life with Jerry, role in running state

Anne Gust Brown, first lady and special counsel to Gov. Jerry Brown, was the focus Tuesday of a She Shares luncheon at Sacramento's Sutter Club. In an interview with Karen Breslau of the Dewey Square Group, she discussed her own career and life with th...

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Latino Caucus says FBI did not search its office

Jun 5, 2013

By Jim Sanders FBI agents at the state Capitol raided two offices connected with Sen. Ron Calderon on Tuesday, and did not search any office space used by the Latino Legislative Caucus, a caucus spokesperson said today. Officials with Senate leader D...

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Delta Stewardship Council says Westlands lawsuit is ‘disappointing’

Jun 5, 2013
Delta Stewardship Council says Westlands lawsuit is ‘disappointing’

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