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Policy, State & Local

Tax Day is here. How to make sure you’re all set for the IRS

April 15, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

If you haven’t pulled your tax return together and sent it into the IRS by now, you’re just about out of time. Monday, April 15, is Tax Day for most Americans. Due to Patriots’ Day holidays on Monday in Maine […]


Policy, State & Local

LA mayor wants $80 million to refresh police department’s ‘backwards’ technology

April 1, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Lamenting outdated computer systems and manual processes, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has called for new funding to update the city police department’s information technology. New budget allocations would provide $80 million in new funding for the Los Angeles Police […]


Policy, State & Local

Trump demands California return $3.5 billion in funds for state’s ‘disaster’ bullet train project

February 14, 2019

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump late Wednesday demanded California return the $3.5 billion it received from the federal government for a “disaster” high-speed rail project. “California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many […]


Policy, State & Local

The Government May Be Shut Down, But Taxpayers Are Footing The Bill For Mar-a-Lago Party Tents

December 26, 2018

Via: Government Executive

At loggerheads with Congress over funding his signature border wall, president Donald Trump shut down large swaths of the federal government at midnight on Friday. Roughly 800,000 federal employees are affected, many of whom will remain on furlough without pay […]


Policy, State & Local

How Can California Prevent Such Deadly Wildfires? Experts Offer Straightforward Solutions

November 14, 2018

Via: Fortune

California’s deadly wildfires have a straightforward solution, experts say: stop building homes in places that are likely to burn—and make homes that already exist in those areas a whole lot tougher. That approach, wildfire and climate policy experts are quick […]


Policy, State & Local

California’s gas tax repeal is in danger of losing – and it could could spell trouble for the GOP

October 26, 2018

Via: CNBC

Republicans in California had rallied around a gas tax repeal known as Proposition 6, but the measure is now at risk of failing, according to a new poll. That could mean trouble for some GOP candidates who pinned hopes on […]


Policy, State & Local

California sees China impact, soft job growth but no sign of recession, say economists

August 10, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

California’s $2.7 trillion economy may face pain from the U.S.-China trade spat and show signs of slowing job growth but economists don’t see a recession in the cards. The Golden State added a mere 800 new nonfarm jobs in June […]


Policy, State & Local

Report: Trump admin has plan to end California’s emissions standards power

July 24, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Trump administration will propose a plan to freeze emissions standards at 2020 levels while undercutting California’s legal waiver to set emissions standards that are stricter than those set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to three sources that […]


Policy, State & Local

California Beat Its 2020 Emissions Target Four Years Early

July 12, 2018

Via: Fortune

California has cleaned up its air. In 2016, California’s greenhouse gas emissions were lower than in 1990, despite a larger population and booming economy, the state’s air resources board reported. Emissions in 1990 were 431 million metric tons and they […]


Attacks & Breaches, Policy, Security, State & Local

Idaho state government hacked twice in three days

May 29, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Idaho’s recent cybersecurity-training efforts haven’t panned out for the state government so far. Earlier this month, Idaho fell victim to two separate cyberattacks in just three days, including an the use malware that security experts say they had not previously […]