Staff Writer, LA Times
Los Angeles Times reporter in Sacramento covering politics and state budget. Former statehouse reporter at The Star-Ledger. RTs aren't endorsements.
latimes.com — SACRAMENTO -- Public records laws would be weakened under the budget deal scheduled for a vote in the Legislature on Friday. Administration officials say the change could help the state avoid tens of millions of dollars needed reimburse local governments and agencies for complying with the laws.
buzzfeed.com — Barack Obama: Well, in the end, and what I've said, and I continue to believe is that we don't have to sacrifice our freedom in order to achieve security. That's a false choice. That doesn't mean that there are not tradeoffs involved in any given program, in any given action that we take.
Christie administration to close troubled Newark charter school founded by city activist Fredrica Beynj.com — The Christie administration will shut down Adelaide L. Sanford Charter School in Newark next week because of its repeated failure to comply with state regulations. In a letter to school officials obtained today by The Star-Ledger, assistant Education Commissioner Evo Popoff also cited the school's poor academic record as a reason for closing the school.
articles.latimes.com — The budget includes healthcare expansion and financial aid for middle-class college students. Gov. Jerry Brown touted it on Twitter. SACRAMENTO - California lawmakers wrapped up their work on the state budget on Saturday, approving bills detailing plans for university tuition assistance, energy efficiency projects and the expansion of healthcare programs. The Legislature also renewed a $500-million tax on managed care plans, which was allowed to lapse last year, and approved a framework for boosting welfare grants in the coming years.
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