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Why is California ranked 41st in per student funding?

Food for thought. Why does California spend so little per student? Proposition 13 is of course one factor (and it could easily be ameliorated by disallowing commercial property to take advantage of Prop 13 and apply it only to residential … Continue reading

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because, clearly

In the memo, Boehner ticked off a laundry list of “potential areas for common agreement” but said Republicans would refuse to accept any tax increases as a way to pay for the package and also noted that it would be … Continue reading

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pass the popcorn, please… is that a spine or two I spot?

This is very interesting to watch. Going Populist? Dems Put GOP On Spot Over Tax Benefits For The Super-Rich. The Republicans have been absolutely adamant — to the point of holding the country hostage — about refusing any sort of … Continue reading

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The craziness behind the federal budget fight

Literally the only thing I can say about the budget passed at the last minute yesterday is that since the batshit crazy right is frothing mad about it, it can’t be the complete disaster it could have been. However, make … Continue reading

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oh yes, what was the lesson again?

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Jerry Brown budget summit

Oh, hey this looks interesting: Jerry Brown Budget Summit. Live feed’s going on now, though of course I can’t understand it. I’ll update with transcripts & other info later. Gov.-elect Jerry Brown hosts a gathering of state lawmakers today to … Continue reading

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