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Democrats in the California Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican effort to overturn a state budget provision that caps the amount of money school districts can hold in reserve.
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Californians could vote to tax themselves to build bike paths, bike parking and other bicycle facilities under a bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown.
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When Gov. Jerry Brown announced this week that he would debate Republican Neel Kashkari once – but only once – ahead of the Nov. 4 election, his campaign said Brown could make time for only one debate because of his “demanding and time-consuming job.”
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It’s test time for California’s 3,000 state government scientists.

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This week’s State Worker column notes that rank-and-file state scientists will soon vote on a one-year contract with a $1,000 bonus and a 3 percent raise, while Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday authorized pay increases of up to 42 percent for their managers and supervisors and 8 percent increases for state engineer management. Cost for one year: a total $56.4 million for some 4,100 employees.

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