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Los Angeles Proposes $4.1B Budget If Olympic Candidate

A mayor’s adviser says that if the city of Los Angeles becomes the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympics after Boston’s recent drop from contention, the organizers’ proposed budget for the Summer Games would be $4.1 billion.

08/10/2015

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California Pays Off $15 Billion In Costly Debt From 2004

California is set to make its final payment on $15 billion in costly borrowing championed a decade ago by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

08/05/2015

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Ask An OC Expert: Decorating Your First Apartment On A Budget

Getting your first apartment is typically an exciting time, but getting settled in can be costly. Orange County interior design expert Lisa McDennon shares some of her budget-friendly tips below on furniture, decor and household accessories to help make your apartment feel like home without breaking the bank

06/23/2015

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Governor OKs Nearly $1 Million For 3 California Exonerees

California Gov. Jerry Brown has authorized a nearly $1 million payout to three wrongfully convicted former prisoners.

06/17/2015

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California On Cusp Of Offering Young Immigrants Health Care

In a move that adds momentum to efforts to integrate immigrants, California is on the cusp of becoming the largest state in the nation to extend state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally.

06/17/2015

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California Legislature Passes Record $117.5B Budget

California lawmakers approved a $117.5 billion Democratic spending plan Monday that would send more money to public schools and establish a new tax credit for the working poor, as legislative leaders continue to negotiate a final deal with Gov. Jerry Brown.

06/15/2015

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Lawmakers To Vote On $117.5B Budget Without Brown Sign-Off

The Legislature scheduled a budget vote Monday. However, negotiations will continue because Gov. Jerry Brown hasn’t signed off on that plan.

06/14/2015

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City Council Passes $8.6B Budget Plan To Boost Public Safety

Officials have approved an $8.6 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that boosts funding for public safety and other services.

05/21/2015

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Advocates Push Lawmakers To Help Social Programs In Budget

As California lawmakers begin drilling into Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget for next year, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they already see many areas that need even more funding.

05/15/2015

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LA Mayor Unveils $8.5B Budget Plan To Boost Services, LAPD Staffing

Tree-trimming services, sidewalk repairs, and affordable housing would be among several local programs to receive a boost in funding under the Mayor’s budget plan.

04/20/2015

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Analyst Warns Governor’s Retiree Health Plan Could Cost More

In a report Monday, legislative analyst Mac Taylor says the state could end up paying more over time if current and future state workers are asked to help pay for their health benefits.

03/16/2015

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LA City Council Vows To Spend $27M For 40K Miles Of Needed Sidewalk Repairs

City Council has yet to spend $27 million which was set aside to fund the 40,000 miles of required city-wide sidewalk repairs.

02/03/2015

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Gov. Jerry Brown Releases $113B Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown has released a record $113 billion state spending plan that asks the University of California to do more with less so the nation’s largest public university system can avert tuition hikes.

01/09/2015

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City Councilman Links Budget Cuts To Griffith Park Assault

A top city official Tuesday called for more security in Griffith Park in the wake of an assault that left one victim severely injured.

11/04/2014

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Cal Fire Burns Through Annual Funding Ahead Of Peak Wildfire Season

Despite the peak months of the 2014 wildfire season still to come, Cal Fire has already burned through its budget for fighting major fires.

09/30/2014

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