Businesses Call for Action on Immigration

From SJ Mercury News:

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of leading business groups and GOP donors called for action on immigration legislation Tuesday, seeking to increase pressure on the House GOP as lawmakers prepare to leave Washington for a five-week summer recess.

Two letters were released separately, one signed by more than 400 leading businesses, chambers of commerce and others, and the second by about 100 GOP donors, including boldface names such as former Vice President Dan Quayle and GOP strategist Karl Rove.

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Reality Check: Sacramento arena campaign dirty tricks?

From News 10:

There’s no better quip for those outraged over campaign chicanery than the one uttered by Captain Renault in the 1942 classic, Casablanca.

“I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on here,” Renault tells Rick, just before he pockets his own gambling winnings.

It’s a fair reaction to those expressing outrage about political sneakiness in the brewing campaign to force a public vote on a new downtown sports arena in Sacramento.

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Photo courtesy of Wendy McCormac, Flickr

Photo courtesy of Wendy McCormac, Flickr

California will spend $232.9 billion in new state budget

From Sac Bee:

California will spend $232.9 billion during the 2013-14 fiscal year if the recently enacted state budget is precisely followed.

But the total, outlined in a followup report by the Legislature’s budget analyst, Mac Taylor, is only an educated guess, and if past patterns hold true the real levels of income and outgo will be billions of dollars different.

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