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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2009 | Dan Weikel
As workers finished exploratory drilling Thursday for the planned Westside subway extension, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other elected officials said they want to speed up construction of the $4.1-billion transit project, which has been scheduled for completion in 2036. An outspoken advocate for the so-called Subway to the Sea, the mayor has long been frustrated by the project's timetable, and that was evident again when he and other officials gathered for a news conference in a UCLA parking lot. There, final soil samples had been drawn for a route that would follow Wilshire Boulevard from downtown Los Angeles to Westwood.
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BUSINESS
February 1, 2009 | DAVID LAZARUS
When the going gets tough, the tough buy local. That's the crux of the more than $800-billion economic stimulus bill under consideration in the Senate. It contains a "buy American" provision requiring that most stimulus-funded projects use only American-made gear and goods. The House passed its own version of the legislation last week. It stipulates that we not buy any iron and steel from pesky foreigners seeking a slice of stimulus pie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2010 | By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times
One of Gov.-elect Jerry Brown's first official acts will be eliminating the state Office of Inspector General, a position held by former L.A. City Controller Laura Chick, who has been responsible for overseeing more than $50 billion in federal stimulus money. Brown's office said in a statement Monday that he is closing the operation, whose function mimics those of other state agencies, to save money. "Ending this redundancy will save the state's General Fund over $700,000 in fiscal year 2010-11," the statement said.
BUSINESS
July 13, 2009 | W.J. Hennigan
Executives at Quallion, a lithium-ion battery maker, believe they can provide an energizing jolt to the Southern California economy if they're able to secure a slice of the $2 billion in stimulus funds aimed at developing batteries for hybrid cars. The Sylmar company, owned by California philanthropist and serial entrepreneur Alfred Mann, has already made believers out of the California Energy Commission, several members of Congress and the city of Palmdale.
NATIONAL
April 14, 2009 | Michael Oneal and Richard Simon
President Obama announced Monday that highway projects spurred by the administration's $787-billion economic stimulus plan are coming in "ahead of schedule and under budget," but the program's early success may owe more to the depth of the economic crisis than to any newfound efficiency in Washington. State governments, facing black-hole deficits, went into overdrive to grab a share of the $28 billion for highways and bridges that was provided in the stimulus bill.
NATIONAL
May 5, 2009 | James Oliphant
Republicans have chosen Jeff Sessions to be their leader on the Senate Judiciary Committee, making the conservative Alabaman the public face of the GOP during coming battles over immigration and the next Supreme Court nominee. A formal vote installing Sessions to replace Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania -- who announced last week that he was switching to the Democratic Party -- as ranking Republican on the committee could come as early as today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2009 | Shane Goldmacher
Less than four months after California leaders stitched together a patchwork budget, a projected deficit of nearly $21 billion already looms over Sacramento, according to a report to be released today by the chief budget analyst. The new figure -- the nonpartisan analyst's first projection for the coming budget -- threatens to send Sacramento back into budgetary gridlock and force more across-the-board cuts in state programs. The grim forecast, described by people who were briefed on the report by Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor, comes courtesy of California's recession-wracked economy, unrealistic budgeting assumptions, spending cuts tied up in the courts and disappearing federal stimulus funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2009 | Larry Gordon
With an African American president in the White House during a tough recession, the 10th annual State of the Black Union convention organized by talk show host Tavis Smiley in Los Angeles on Saturday offered forums for both enthusiasm and worry about the future. About 6,000 people attended the meeting at the Los Angeles Convention Center and heard prominent black political and cultural figures discuss African American issues in the era of Barack Obama.
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