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NEWS: Brown budget plan faulted on bullet train, teacher pensions

According to the Los Angeles Times, a new report by the Legislative Analyst's Office concluded Governor Brown's new budget proposal would continue to improve California's finances, but his plans for financing bullet train construction and a lack of new money for the cash-strapped teacher pension system are troublesome.

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NEWS: Torlakson: Proposition 30 tax increases should be extended

Sacramento Bee reports state schools chief Tom Torlakson is calling for an extension of Proposition 30 beyond its full expiration in 2018, as California begins to see tax surpluses.

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OPINION: Ushering in 2014 with Laws that Government Unions and Greens Adore

UnionWatch.org goes over the laundry list of draconian laws that went into effect January 1st, which may affect a number of home improvement projects, including requirements to install energy efficient lighting and flow restrictive valves.

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OPINION: Market Closing Prop 13 Commercial Property Tax Gap

Wayne Lusvardi of Fox & Hounds explains that despite claims by critics of Proposition 13 that it creates a tax gap for businesses, the gap is being rapidly reduced by the natural turnover of commercial properties.

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NEWS: California students sue state over ineffective teachers

Watchdog.org reports a group of California students are suing the State over laws surrounding teacher tenure, dismissal, and layoffs, claiming they violate California's constitution and the students' rights to an equal opportunity of access quality education.

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