Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Deputy mayor explains Garcetti’s budget on city services

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposed $8.1 billion budget takes only a modest step toward rebuilding city services, Deputy Mayor Rick Cole told the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee today. Garcetti is […]


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Group takes on Los Angeles parking tickets

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A group looking to foment a revolt against Los Angeles parking citation practices criticized Mayor Eric Garcetti’s budget proposal today, saying it relies too much on parking fines to generate additional […]


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Mayor Eric Garcetti to deliver his 1st State of the City

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti will deliver his first State of the City address today, offering a recap of his first nine months in office and likely giving a preview of the upcoming […]


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Medicare increase could ding some in middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) – Retired city worker Sheila Pugach lives in a modest home on a quiet street in Albuquerque, N.M., and drives an 18-year-old Subaru. She doesn’t see herself as upper-income by any stretch, but President Barack Obama’s budget would raise her Medicare premiums and those of other comfortably retired seniors.


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Obama: Budget not `ideal’ but has `tough reforms’

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says his soon-to-be released budget, already criticized by friends and foes, is not his “ideal plan” but offers “tough reforms” for benefit programs and scuttles some tax breaks for the wealthy.


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Congress completes $633B defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a $633 billion defense bill for next year that would tighten penalties on Iran to thwart its nuclear ambitions and bulk up security at diplomatic missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya.


Proposition 31 would change state budget process

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Proposition 31 on today’s ballot would make major changes to the state budget process, including establishing a two-year budget cycle and prohibiting the Legislature from creating expenditures of more than $25 […]


Tough Choices Ahead For CSU If Voters Reject Tax Hikes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California State University is looking at either hiking tuition or slashing enrollment to make up for a $250 million loss of state money if voters do not approve Gov. Jerry Brown’s […]


San Bernardino votes to declare bankruptcy

(AP) – The Southern California city of San Bernardino has voted to declare bankruptcy. The City Council in the city of 210,000 people decided to seek Chapter 9 protection Tuesday night, making it the third […]


Budget woes force NASA to redraw plans to Mars

(AP) – NASA is racing to come up with a new, cheaper road map to Mars. The space agency said Friday it’s seeking ideas from scientists and engineers around the globe for robotic missions it […]



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