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Audit Finds California Corrections Dept. Overpaid Some Workers

A new audit has found that California’s corrections department overpaid some employees for salaries and travel advances.

CBS San Francisco–07/20/2011


Amazon Gets Approval For Internet Sales Tax Referendum Inc. said the California Attorney General’s Office has approved its petition for a referendum that would let voters decide whether to overturn a new law that forces online retailers to collect sales taxes in the state.

CBS San Francisco–07/18/2011

Katherine Feinstein

San Francisco To Shutter Courtrooms, Lay Off Staff

San Francisco Superior Court will be closing 25 courtrooms and laying of 40 percent of its staff come October 1 due to budget cuts.


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San Jose, Union City Sue State Over Redevelopment Changes

Groups representing California redevelopment agencies and cities are suing the state to halt a change that would eliminate the agencies and funnel an estimated $1.7 billion to local services.

CBS San Francisco–07/18/2011

UC Berkeley

University Of California Regents Approve 9.6% Tuition Hike

The UC Board of Regents has approved a plan to raise student tuition by an additional 9.6% for the coming school year in response to a steep reduction in state support…

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011


CSU Trustees Face Criticism Over School President’s Pay Hike

The new president at San Diego State University, Elliot Hirshman, will be receiving an annual salary of $400,000, some $100,000 more than his predecessor.


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California Treasurer Prepares For Possible Federal Default

California’s state treasurer said he is preparing contingency plans in case the federal government misses its Aug. 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling.

CBS San Francisco–07/13/2011

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Out-Of-State Online Retailers Flee California’s New Tax Law

More and more online shopping sites are dropping California merchants as a result of the state’s new requirement that out of state retailers collect sales tax from California shoppers.


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Funding For California’s War On Drugs Gutted By Budget Cuts

The Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement could be shut down as a result of the $71 million cut to the Division of Law Enforcement budget approved by Governor Jerry Brown.


A DC-10 fire tanker, capable of carrying up to 12,000 gallons of fire retardant, makes a drop along the lines of the Crown Fire northeast of Los Angeles on Friday, July 30, 2010. (CBS)

Firefighting Jet Contract Nixed Due To California Budget

Just as California’s wildfire season begins, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has had to cut the contract for the nation’s biggest firefighting jet.

CBS San Francisco–07/06/2011