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legislative democrats offer a jobs plan that’s short on details


a raise in the minimum wage, spending on public works projects, and expanding broadband internet service to rural areas are among the proposals democrats are pushing.






biz break: airbnb gets political with short-term housing plan


airbnb, in opposition to trump administration immigration restrictions, says it will offer short-term housing for 100,000 refugees, disaster victims and relief workers over the next five years.






the mccleary fine: what else adds up to $57m? 4.6 russell wilsons …


beginning on aug. 13, 2015, a frustrated washington supreme court began fining the state $100,000 a day for failing to fully fund basic education. since then, there has been more delay, including the 2016 legislative session’s “plan for a plan.” filed with the supreme court last summer, the plan called for a bipartisan legislative task […]






obamacare is more popular than ever, so now democrats get around to hitting gop


obamacare is more popular than ever, so now democrats get around to hitting gop on it washington — now that it’s on the chopping block, obamacare has never been more popular. and with republican attempts at a rapid repeal sputtering, democrats are hoping to exploit a legislative lull. ahead of...






fitbit to cut 110 jobs as q4 results fall far short of forecasts


fitness band maker fitbit appears to be out of shape as company will cut 110 jobs in the wake of a disappointing quarter at the end of 2016.






asian shares mostly higher on cheer over us jobs report


asian shares advanced monday after a strong u.s. jobs report helped wall street benchmarks end the week on a high note. chinese shares gained after officials talked up the economy on the sidelines of the national legislative session.






obamacare 101: what's in the house republicans’ replacement plan?


house republicans have finally unveiled legislation to repeal and — just as important — replace the affordable care act. obamacare is pretty complex. so it shouldn’t be a surprise that what the gop is proposing in its place has a few knotty details. here’s a short guide to what’s in the republican...






california gas prices could rise if the state's cap-and-trade program is extende


essential politics: california democrats propose college debt assistance, issa withholding support for gop healthcare plan march 15, 2017, 4:05 p.m. this is essential politics, our daily look at california political and government news. here's what we're watching right now: california assembly...






california gas prices could rise if the state's cap-and-trade program is extende


essential politics: california democrats propose college debt assistance, issa withholding support for gop healthcare plan march 15, 2017, 4:25 p.m. this is essential politics, our daily look at california political and government news. here's what we're watching right now: california assembly...






entrepreneurs: health law changes may mean finding new jobs


with republicans working on legislation to repeal and replace the affordable care act, people who traded a full-time job for entrepreneurship are concerned that new insurance policies may be too expensive or not available at all -- and possibly force them to find new jobs that offer cheaper and more comprehensive group plans.






democrats will attempt to rescind trump's immigration order


democrats are doubling down on plans to drag out the confirmation of president trump's top cabinet picks, seizing on a growing public outcry against the president's ban on certain migrants and refugees to further stall the formation of his new government and republican legislative plans. using...






us adds robust 235k jobs, making fed rate hike all but sure


u.s. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in february and raised pay at a healthy pace, making it all but certain that the federal reserve will raise short-term interest rates next week.






u.s .adds robust 235k jobs, making fed rate hike all but sure


u.s. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in february and raised pay at a healthy pace, making it all but certain that the federal reserve will raise short-term interest rates next week.






us added 235k jobs in february, making fed rate hike likely


u.s. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in february and raised pay at a healthy pace, making it all but certain that the federal reserve will raise short-term interest rates next week.






senate democrats accuse rauner of derailing budget deal talks


senate democrats on wednesday accused republican gov. bruce rauner of sabotaging efforts to pass a plan to end the state's historic budget impasse by picking off gop lawmakers weary of crossing their party's de facto leader.republicans dismissed the allegations as scapegoating for a plan that's...






senate democrats accuse rauner of derailing budget deal talks


senate democrats on wednesday accused republican gov. bruce rauner of sabotaging efforts to pass a plan to end the state's historic budget impasse by picking off gop lawmakers weary of crossing their party's de facto leader. republicans dismissed the allegations as scapegoating for a plan that's...






medical providers oppose trump-backed health plan, democrats take aim


the top u.s. doctors’ organization and several hospital groups came out strongly on wednesday against a republican plan backed by president donald trump to overhaul america’s healthcare system as democrats mounted a fierce battle to thwart the bill. two house of representatives committee...






senate democrats accuse rauner of derailing budget deal talks


senate democrats on wednesday accused republican gov. bruce rauner of sabotaging efforts to pass a plan to end the state's historic budget impasse by picking off gop lawmakers wary of crossing their party's de facto leader. republicans dismissed the allegations as scapegoating for a plan that's...






senate democrats accuse rauner of derailing budget deal talks


senate democrats on wednesday accused republican gov. bruce rauner of sabotaging efforts to pass a plan to end the state's historic budget impasse by picking off gop lawmakers weary of crossing their party's de factor leader. republicans dismissed the allegations as scapegoating for a plan that's...






california senate democrats rip the obamacare replacement plan, while gop lawmak


essential politics: california democrats propose college debt assistance, issa withholding support for gop healthcare plan march 13, 2017, 4:46 p.m. this is essential politics, our daily look at california political and government news. here's what we're watching right now: california assembly...






democrats: gop medicaid reform plan is really about tax cuts


washington (ap) — tensions emerged saturday between democratic and republican u.s. governors over a gop-led proposal for a major overhaul to medicaid, with democrats saying the changes would take away people’s health coverage to finance tax cuts for the wealthy. gop governors intend to present congress with a plan that they say would give states […]






where the california congressional resistance can go from here


california democrats have talked for months about resisting president trump, and many of their constituents have demanded it, loudly. with more details about the president’s policies expected to come out in the next few weeks, the state’s congressional democrats will get their chance to try to...






details leak about gop plan to replace obamacare


in some ways, it resembles obamacare; but tax credits in the leaked draft of the gop plan are based solely on age -- the wealthy and the poor get the same amount






sears may sell land, cut jobs to save $1 billion


sears may sell more locations, cut more jobs and put more of its famous brands on the block as part of its latest plan to revive the faltering retail chain.






sears may sell land, cut jobs to save $1b; shares soar


sears may sell more locations, cut more jobs and put more of its famous brands on the block as part of its latest plan to revive the faltering retail chain.






'the americans' on fx: killer russian spies, yes, but with a sense of decency.


before the democrats hang attorney general jeff sessions from the yardarm as a russian spy, will they at least have the decency to treat him with some respect? sessions isn't a tall man. in fact, he's a rather short fellow, with short legs. yet democratic leaders u.s. rep. nancy pelosi and sen....






asian shares mostly higher on cheer over us jobs report


tokyo (ap) — asian shares advanced monday after a strong u.s. jobs report helped wall street benchmarks end the week on a high note. chinese shares gained after officials talked up the economy on the sidelines of the national legislative session. keeping score: japan’s nikkei 225 stock index rose 0.2 percent to 19,633.75 and hong […]






trump says he’ll lay out healthcare revamp details in speech to congress


president donald trump said on sunday he will offer details on how he would like to overhaul president barack obama’s signature healthcare law in a speech to the u.s. congress on tuesday. since they now control the white house and congress, republicans are under pressure to fulfill their pledg...






state falls short in checking criminal histories of workers in child care and se


essential politics: california democrats propose college debt assistance, issa withholding support for gop healthcare plan march 14, 2017, 10:34 a.m. this is essential politics, our daily look at california political and government news. here's what we're watching right now: california assembly...






trump says he’ll lay out healthcare revamp details in speech to congress


president donald trump said on sunday he will offer details on how he would like to overhaul president barack obama’s signature healthcare law in a speech to the u.s. congress on tuesday. since they now control the white house and congress, republicans are under pressure to fulfill their pledge to repeal and replace the obamacare […]






trump struck a better tone, but his speech lacked substance


for a president giving one of his few major speeches in support of his legislative agenda, substance matters. this speech wasn't just light on details; it was almost entirely lacking in them.






kaiser poll: americans split over republican healthcare plan


the polls shows that republicans are more likely to expect positive results from the gop plan, while democrats and independents are more likely to anticipate negative ones.






short one vote to defeat devos, democrats vow to hold senate floor through night


short one vote to defeat devos, democrats vowed to hold senate floor through night.






four jobs that will always be in demand


it’s not really news that there are some jobs and careers out there that have more staying power than others. there are some jobs that have to be done by people. jobs that machines can’t take over that that diy would cause very big problems. you may think news reporter would be on this list, […]






eff is hiring! ops manager, legislative counsel, legal fellow, technologist, mem


help wanted: operations manager (personable, resourceful, and demonstrates outstanding attention to detail); civil liberties legislative counsel (advocacy, public speaking, blogging and other social media, media appearances and legislative and regulatory matters related to a variety of high technology public interest legal issues); 2017-19 frank stanton fellowship (recent law school graduates or law students who will be graduating this spring and have an interest in developing an expertise in first amendment issues as they relate to new technologies); staff technologist/senior staff technologist; membership assistant (energetic and enthusiastic membership assistant to support fundraising operations and outreach to eff's 30,000+ annual donors); technology projects manager/technology projec






sears may sell land and brands, and cut jobs to save $1b; shares soar


sears may sell more locations, cut more jobs and put more of its famous brands on the block as part of its latest plan to revive the faltering retail chain.






ap fact check: trump praises exxon and himself for 2013 plan


washington (ap) — president donald trump is again citing corporate investments planned before he took office as evidence that his policies are growing jobs and business. “we are already winning again, america!” he tweeted monday after exxon mobil announced the latest details of an expansion initiative that actually began in 2013. “buy american & hire […]






t-mobile fires back at verizon, will offer hd video and more with unlimited plan


t-mobile will add hd video streaming and 10gb of 4g mobile hotspot data per month as part of its one unlimited plan on friday in response to verizon's plan.






t-mobile fires back at verizon, will offer hd video and more with unlimited plan


t-mobile will add hd video streaming and 10gb of 4g mobile hotspot data per month as part of its one unlimited plan on friday in response to verizon's plan.






why judges should forget about finding legislative intent


once i had the opportunity to serve in the wisconsin legislature i realized just how severely flawed is the idea of looking to legislative history for guidance in statutory interpretation.






republican health plan to make millions more uninsured: us congressional report


millions of americans would lose medical insurance under a republican plan to dismantle obamacare, the nonpartisan u.s. congressional budget office said on monday in a report that dealt a potential setback to president donald trump’s first major legislative initiative. the eagerly awaited cbo ...






tackling living costs in addition to tuition, assembly democrats announce plan t


assembly democrats introduced a sweeping college affordability plan monday that aims to make cal state and uc educations debt-free for nearly 400,000 students. the proposal would be the first in the nation to cover living expenses such as books, transportation and housing, in addition to tuition...






reliance jio launches new subscription plan as it hits 100 million customers


reliance jio launched a new jio prime membership subscription plan that basically offers the same services as the jio happy new year offer.






oscar-nominated emmanuelle riva dies in paris, age 89


emmanuelle riva, a french star of screen and stage who was nominated for an academy award for best actress in 2013, has died. she was 89.