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Second request for Great Park Audit investigation is dropped

June 19, 2015
Daily Pilot - A push to have the audit of the Orange County Great Park examined in the Legislature hit a second wall Wednesday when Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) abruptly withdrew her request before a meeting of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee in Sacramento.

Budget ready for vote, with officials' pet projects slipped in

June 18, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle - Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa (Orange County), challenged Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, about whether the Warriors arena environmental review extension should be part of the budget bill.

Legislature approves new $117.5-billion budget as spending talks continue

June 15, 2015
Los Angeles Times - California lawmakers passed a new budget Monday, but the debate over state spending is far from over in the Capitol.

California Senate passes minimum wage boost

June 1, 2015
Sacramento Bee - As labor unions lead a nationwide push for a higher minimum wage, the California Senate on Monday approved raising the state’s required hourly rate to $11 in 2016 and $13 in 2017. Under Senate Bill 3, which passed by a vote of 23-15, California’s minimum wage would also begin...