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October 15, 2009 | Shane Goldmacher
The California Medical Assn. said it is suing the state, arguing that furloughing workers at the state medical board, which licenses and investigates physicians, is putting doctors and the public in harm's way. The group also accuses state leaders of illegally transferring $6 million from the doctors' fee-funded Medical Board of California to aid the state budget. -- Shane Goldmacher
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2009 | Shane Goldmacher
The California Medical Assn. said it is suing the state, arguing that furloughing workers at the state medical board, which licenses and investigates physicians, is putting doctors and the public in harm's way. The group also accuses state leaders of illegally transferring $6 million from the doctors' fee-funded Medical Board of California to aid the state budget. -- Shane Goldmacher
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BUSINESS
October 31, 2009 | Shane Goldmacher and W.J. Hennigan
Starting Sunday, cash-strapped California will dig deeper into the pocketbooks of wage earners -- holding back 10% more than it already does in state income taxes just as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks into gear. Technically, it's not a tax increase, even though it may feel like one when your next paycheck arrives. As part of a bundle of budget patches adopted in the summer, the state is taking more money now in withholding, even though workers' annual tax bills won't change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2010
State lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on a budget proposal that would close California's $19.1-billion deficit partly by: Assuming funds from Washington ? $5.3 billion Cutting public school funds ? $3.1 billion Reducing state workers' pay and benefits ? $1.5 billion Assuming tax collections based on nonpartisan budget analyst's projections ? $1.4 billion Suspending business tax break ? $1.2 billion Cutting prisons budget ? $1.1 billion Selling state buildings ?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2010 | By Shane Goldmacher
Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman stumbled out of the gate this week with the campaign's first TV commercial fudging how long the Republican candidate has lived in the state. "The state is in the worst shape that I've seen in the 30 years that I have lived in California," Whitman says in the ad. One problem: Though the former EBay chief first moved to California nearly 30 years ago, in 1981, she hasn't continuously lived here since then. Whitman was out of the state from roughly 1992 to March 1998.
NEWS
August 1, 2011 | By Shane Goldmacher
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Monday that she supported the deficit-reduction package agreed upon by congressional leaders and President Obama, calling it a “settlement of necessity” to avert a federal default. “Obviously, it's a compromise and it's hard,” she said, emerging from a meeting of Democratic senators attended by Vice President Joe Biden. Feinstein, a Democrat, said reaching an accord to keep the federal government solvent is necessary to protect a fragile economy.
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