Gov. Jerry Brown announces newly revised tax initiative

After negotiations with the Restoring California Coalition, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that has rewritten his tax initiative in an effort to clear out competing initiatives from the upcoming November ballot. The new version would increase the proposed tax on Californians in the highest annual income bracket — $500,000 for
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REALM charter school teachers join union

The teachers at REALM charter school in Berkeley will now be represented by a teachers’ union, joining a growing number of charter school teachers in the state who are unionizing. The Berkeley Federation of Teachers, which represents approximately 800 faculty members in the city, will represent all 12 teachers, most of whom
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Documents indicate an array of groups funded lobbying efforts for DREAM Act

Dozens of groups, ranging from state teachers organizations to a multinational company, paid to lobby the second part of the California DREAM Act, according to documents from the Secretary of State’s office. The documents, available through a database compiled by California Watch, indicate that the act — also known as
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