Capitol Building, Sacramento (AP File Photo)

Panel OKs 2 percent raise for California officials

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A citizens’ commission on Friday approved 2 percent cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers and statewide officials, including the governor and attorney general. The increases to take effect next year are the second […]


Fiscal cliff

Senate leaders offer dour take on ‘cliff’ talks

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Capitol Hill deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” was proving elusive Sunday as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts grew perilously near.



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