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State Needs Federal Investment, Not Cuts

The aerospace industry is worried. Its most important customer, the Department of Defense, might have to cut more than $40 billion from its budget this year because of automatic spending cuts, otherwise known as the sequester, which - without congressional action - will begin Friday. Such cuts would be "catastro… More

Fiscal Wiz Carmen Chu named Assessor-Recorder

Calling her fiscally “brilliant” SF Mayor Edwin Lee named Carmen Chu (MPP ‘03) as the city’s Assessor-Recorder. “Carmen’s exemplary budgetary skills as chair of the Budget and Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors have benefited the entire city,” says Mayor Lee. Th… More

Robert Reich on the Minimum Wage

Professor Robert Reich discussed why raising the mimimum wage is a "no-brainer" with NPR's Talk of the Nation. More

Sequestration Cuts Will Devastate Head Start

Our leaders often peddle the role of family. Yet with the specter of a federal government shutdown, Washington has put our most vulnerable citizens on life support. While the White House expands preschool, Washington shrinks Head Start. California's poorest kids deserve better. A brain child of Lyndon Johnso… More