Political Reporter, Sacramento Bee
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blogs.edweek.org — Chicago education officials today approved the largest-scale, single-year closure of public schools of any major school system in the nation, approving the shuttering of 49 elementary schools that are located mostly on the city's impoverished south and west sides.
blogs.sacbee.com — Sacramento lobbyists and others looking forward to attending a mixed-martial-arts fight in Las Vegas with Sen. Ricardo Lara on Saturday will have to find another way to enjoy the holiday weekend. Lara announced today that he has canceled a fundraiser that was to take place Saturday at an Ultimate Fighting Championship match in Las Vegas because of "an unfortunate case of coincidental timing."
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blogs.sacbee.com — Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor projected state revenues Friday that are $3.2 billion higher than those projected by Gov. Jerry Brown this week in his revised budget proposal. The difference translates into $400 million for the current fiscal year and $2.8 million for the year that begins in July.
sacbee.com — A Sacramento investors group has reached a deal with the Maloof family to buy the Kings for an NBA record valuation of $535 million, a source has told The Sacramento Bee. The agreement, reached today, is expected to be announced sometime Friday. If the NBA approves the deal, escrow is expected to close at the end of May.
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