Federal dollars keep California ‘swimming in money’

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s latest budget proposal released last week suggests, as one article summarized, the state is currently “swimming in money,” including “a $15 billion one-time surplus.” That’s a massive turnaround from early in ....

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How coding can transform government: Highlights from my conversation with Amanda Renteria

In the digital age, how can technology make government more effective? The nonprofit Code for America is training young coders and connecting them with state and local governments to remove barriers to “safety net” programs like the ....

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Is Silicon Valley over?

California is “America on fast forward,” according to sociologist Manuel Pastor. As he sees it, many of today’s biggest challenges — from climate change to inequality — arrived in the Golden State first. And thus ....

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States could extend the $600 unemployment bonus, too

California often leads the way for the rest of the country. The Golden State is home to the first McDonald’s restaurant, the 1970s anti-tax revolt, and even the frisbee. Could California once again lead the ....

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