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California has adequate funds to weather moderate recession

California would have adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

California ranks 48th in annual tax climate ranking

California finished 48th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in California

Chip Kelly, head football coach at the University of California, Los Angeles,, earned $3.3 million in 2018, making Kelly the highest-paid public employee in California last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in California to reach $56.1 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for California arts agencies are projected to reach $56.1 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $1.42 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Most California voters think about leaving for greener pastures, Berkeley poll shows

More than half of California’s registered voters have entertained thoughts about moving out of the state to escape its high taxes, political climate or for some other reason, according to a new poll by the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

California levies a total tax on lodging of 0%

Hotel room bills in California tack on a total state lodging tax of 0 percent, the lowest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in California are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

58,221 borrowers in California filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in California who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 58,221, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$5.9 billion in federal research dollars flowed to California in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to California totaled $5.9 billion in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

California received $48.5 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $48,528,215 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in California, the second highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

OPINION: Human Space Flight Is Challenging

After reading the recent Inspector General’s report on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) management of its program to send commercial crews to the International Space Station, I had one big takeaway – it’s hard to safely fly into space.

California 2-year college students pay $1,430 in tuition and fees

California two-year colleges charged students $1,430 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

50 U.S. House members from California make $174,000 annually

Each of 50 U.S. House of Representatives members representing California draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Tim Donnelly Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises, 2020 U.S. House candidate for California (district 8), Tim Donnelly, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

California 4-year university tuitions jumped 75.4% over 15 years

California four-year public university tuition and fees went from $5,683 in 2004-05 to $9,966 in 2019-20, the 14th largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

California legislators make base salary of $110,459 per year

State lawmakers in California now draw a base salary of $110,459 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 53 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

California community college tuitions jumped 30.4% over 15 years

California two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $1,095 in 2004-05 to $1,428 in 2019-20, the 12th smallest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

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