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Time ripens for much-needed school data system

The Alliance for Continuous Improvement, co-chaired by Eric Heins, president of the California Teachers Association, was announced after the Nov. 6 elections. While its major goal is more money for schools, its wish list also includes a comprehensive school data system that could help track k-12 educational outcomes.

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Rethinking California’s electric utilities

Monthly electric bills are increasing at higher rates for customers of pacific gas and electric and san diego gas and electric. Gov. Gavin Newsom ought to explore whether California’s electric utilities should become fully governmental entities.

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The GOP’s church tax

The $1.5 trillion Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 directed churches and nonprofits such as universities, museums and orchestras to pay a 21 percent tax on certain fringe benefits for their employees, such as parking and meals.

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Where do middle-of-the-road voters go now?

Most Californians want governance that taxes fairly, budgets responsibly, provides vital services efficiently and effectively, promotes family stability, encourages economic opportunity and doesn’t try to control every human activity.

Painting the Delta

Watch as Sacramento artist Stephanie Taylor paints a Delta scene.