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Jun 10th, 2011
| 03:06 PM

Next week, June 15th marks the constitutional deadline for state leaders to pass the budget for the next fiscal year. Within the next week, as reported by The Press-Enterprise, state leaders are expected to pass a budget plan that will address the remaining $9.6 billion deficit. If these leaders fail to pass the budget by its deadline,...

Jun 7th, 2011
| 03:02 PM | Finance

Assemblywoman Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) has been trying for several years now to implement the advice of the numerous committees, plans and studies...

Jun 6th, 2011
| 09:38 AM | Assessment & Accountability

Economists draw a useful distinction between two kinds of equity, horizontal and vertical.  The principle of horizontal equity holds that equals should be treated equally.  For example, third graders in poor school districts should receive the same level of funding and the same quality of education as those in wealthier school districts.  All students should be held to the same high expectations regardless...