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February 16, 2013


Enviros Urged to Reckon with California Voter Demographics
News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz,

January 30, 2013

Gay groups, allies glad LGBT families are included in plans for immigration reform
Ken Williams - SDGLN Editor in Chief
January 30th, 2013

Gay groups, allies glad LGBT families are included in plans for immigration reform

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Gay rights groups and their allies quickly praised President Barack Obama for including LGBT families in his proposal for overhauling the nation’s outdated immigration policy.

January 30, 2013

The Advocate
Obama's Immigration Plan Includes LGBT Families

President Obama unveiled his plan to overhaul the country's immigration procedures, including the establishment of rights for same-sex binational couples.
BY Michelle Garcia
January 30 2013 4:53 PM ET

President Obama has unveiled his plan to overhaul the country's immigration procedures, including the establishment of rights for same-sex binational couples.

January 29, 2013

Gov. Brown outlines an optimistic future
By CYNTHIA MORENO

SACRAMENTO Bouyed by a voter-approved tax increase that has helped California get back on a more secure financial footing, Gov. Jerry Brown sees a state of optimism, progress and fiscal responsibility.

January 25, 2013


State Policy Report Card: Is America failing its students?

Posted on January 25, 2013 By John Benson Education

Failing grades are what two-thirds of the nation received in the recently released State Policy Report Card.

The scathing report is the first of its kind from StudentsFirst, which is a bipartisan, grassroots organization focused around three pillars – empowering parents, fiscal responsibility and teacher empowerment. In fact, those pillars act as the criteria of State Policy Report Card.

January 24, 2013

Brown llama a no gastar
Prioridades para 2013: Disciplina fiscal, educación, reforma de salud y empleos
POR: Araceli Martinez Ortega / araceli.martinez@laopinion.com | 

January 24, 2013

El gobernador Jerry Brown presenta hoy el 'estado del Estado'
POR: Araceli Martínez Ortega — araceli.martinez@laopinion.com  |     01/24/2013  |  La Opinión

SACRAMENTO.— Una estricta disciplina fiscal, la puesta en marcha de la reforma de salud, la educación y acabar con el contro federal sobre la salud de las prisiones podrían ser algunos de los planes principales del gobernador Jerry Brown para su tercer año de gobierno.

January 23, 2013

California advocates believe this is the year for immigrant driver's licenses
By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
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Two months after President Bill Clinton was acquitted of impeachment charges in the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, a fight began in California to grant driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Fourteen years later, proponents have pushed bills unsuccessfully year after year – at least seven different times. But a changing political climate gives this year's measure a fighting chance to become state law, supporters say.

January 22, 2013

Councilmembers, Senator Visited Golden Sands Hotel to Urge Compliance With Measure N

MEASURE N 
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January 16, 2013

California's budget battle

By CYNTHIA MORENO
Vida en el Valle

SACRAMENTO Students and parents worried about additional tuition hikes and slashes K-12 schools can finally take a breath of fresh air.

Last Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown assured Californians that the state's 2013-14 budget will involve investments -- not cuts -- to both K-12 and higher education. The new shift in direction and priority for the governor came as he outlined details of the 2013-2014 budget at a press conference Monday at the state Capitol.