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California gas tax goes up July 1, but leaders say road repairs need even more money 20.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California is poised to charge the highest taxes and fees on gas in the country when an increase kicks in July 1, but officials say the state is still billions of dollars short of what’s needed to properly fix the roads and are considering additional charges.

The gasoline tax is set to climb by...

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Daily Digest: It’s a wrap 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A roundup of some of the top political news from around the state.
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Walz signs state budget bills 31.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
DFL Gov. Tim Walz privately took his branded sharpie pen and signed the remaining bills that make up the state's two-year, $48 billion budget.
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Deal reached, but overtime session still needed at Capitol 20.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Legislature will need a special session to pass a budget agreement top leaders reached Sunday, and Republicans in the House say they weren't included in the deal-making.
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Daily Digest: Private talks continue 16.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A quick roundup of some Minnesota political stories in the news.
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Newsom omits a key detail about cutting diaper and tampon taxes in California 13.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Flanked by members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said at a news conference last week that his decision to back a sales tax exemption on diapers and tampons was an important step forward in helping low-income families.

“We can afford to do that and it’s the right...

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Medi-Cal benefits were cut in the Great Recession. It's time to restore them 4.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When the last recession plunged the state government into a multibillion-dollar hole, California lawmakers were forced to cut deeply into numerous valuable programs just to make ends meet. Many of those cuts were penny-wise and pound-foolish, however, especially the ones in safety-net programs...

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Health insurance deductibles soar, leaving Americans with unaffordable bills 2.5.2019 LA Times: Nation

Soaring deductibles and medical bills are pushing millions of American families to the breaking point, fueling an affordability crisis that is pulling in middle-class households with health insurance as well as the poor and uninsured.

In the last 12 years, annual deductibles in job-based health...

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Ocasio-Cortez: Wealthy Get Tax Cuts While Those In Need Get Housing Cuts 1.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"This is morally wrong and it's also fiscally unnecessary," New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said.
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Is Elizabeth Warren's Plan for Free College Feasible? 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Warren's proposals might require a tax on the middle class, according to one economist.
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Build 10,000 houses for homeless in 10 years? L.A. is closer, but it'll have to stretch funds 21.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In 2016, Los Angeles voters approved a $1.2-billion bond measure to help fund housing for homeless people, with a goal of 10,000 new units in a decade.

Now, after hustling to get as many housing projects started as soon as possible, city officials are coming to the end of the money available through...

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APM Reports 'Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships' 16.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
APM Reports documentary "Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships."
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Repealing Trump’s Tax Cut Would Bring in Billions—and 2020 Democrats Want to Put That Cash to Use 15.4.2019 Mother Jones
Monday is Tax Day, the last day of the year to file your returns to the IRS, and the first time people will see how their rates have changed after President Donald Trump signed a massive tax cut bill in December 2017. Your rates might not change all that much, since the $1.9 trillion tax […]
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Denver City Council District 1 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 1 race features Praj Kulkarni, Victoria R. Aguilar, Sabrina D'Agosta, David Sabados, Mike Somma, Amanda Sandoval and Scott Alan Durrah.
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Jamie Giellis: Denver transplant and former RiNo leader tries to strike a balance on development 9.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
More than 100 people crammed themselves into the back room of a South Broadway storefront on a December evening. The venue was just the right size, barely containing the buzzing crowd. Soon the city's newest mayoral challenger took the stage, to cheers, in a royal blue dress.
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Health Secretary Azar's attacks on Medicaid make him Trump's most dangerous cabinet member 2.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The contest for worst cabinet member of the Trump administration is what we might call “competitive.”

How to choose among Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who was last seen trying to defund the Special Olympics, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who has defended placing children...

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Housing vouchers can save people from homelessness. But landlords may not accept them 29.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When Kimberly Dominique received her Section 8 voucher in September, she thought it was the ticket to move out of the Ford Focus she and her 29-year-old son called home.

But Dominique, a 66-year-old stroke survivor, spent months contacting one apartment complex after another in Oceanside, only...

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Coming up: The scarcity of affordable child care 12.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Any parent of young kids can tell you: The cost of child care is staggering, and quality care can be hard to find. Presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has a plan to make child care more affordable. So does Ivanka Trump. We will talk about the problem and crunch the numbers.
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Daily Digest: Budget, lawsuit and New Hampshire 19.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gov. Tim Walz is set to release his first budget proposal and some other Minnesota political news.
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APM Reports: In cities on the Great Lakes, water pipes are crumbling and poor people are paying the price 8.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Americans are struggling to afford their rising water bills, and thousands of poor families have had their service shut off. This growing crisis has a dark irony: It's especially acute in a region where water is most abundant -- the Great Lakes.
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