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  • Burbank firefighters agree to pay more toward pensions

    Burbank firefighters agree to pay more toward pensions
    Burbank will save $643,000 over the next two years after the City Council this week approved a labor agreement with Burbank firefighters that would require them to pay their full employee pension contribution in return for a 5.5% raise. After three years...
  • Stakeholders need to step up

    Twenty-five bucks here, 100 bucks there — multiply that by thousands and it can add up to one big problem for Burbank Unified. Legislation recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown prohibits school districts from charging students fees for everything...
  • Burbank Unified faces grim future

    Burbank Unified faces grim future
    Burbank Unified officials cast a dire future for local schools during a community meeting Thursday. After years of state budget cuts, the district is preparing to slash its budget again and may lay off teachers and staff, increase class sizes and...
  • In Burbank, Gov. Brown calls out 'shadowy forces' behind opposition to Prop. 30

    In Burbank, Gov. Brown calls out 'shadowy forces' behind opposition to Prop. 30
    Gov. Jerry Brown continued to press his case for Proposition 30 on Friday, telling a coalition of business leaders in Burbank that if the tax measure fails, K-12 and higher education will be hit with billions of dollars in funding cuts. Proposition 30...
  • Burbank Unified braces for outcome of Prop. 30

    Burbank Unified braces for outcome of Prop. 30
    Burbank Unified officials this week warned that if Proposition 30 fails on Nov. 6, the district will likely have to resort to pay cuts and layoffs to address a projected deficit next year of more than $13 million. Included in the doomsday scenario...
  • Voters have turned against California bullet train, poll shows

    Voters have turned against California bullet train, poll shows
    A strong majority of voters have turned against the project just as Gov. Jerry Brown is pressuring the Legislature to green-light the start of construction in the Central Valley later this year, a major step in the plan to connect Los Angeles and San...
  • Brown seeks to reduce environmental protections for bullet train

    Brown seeks to reduce environmental protections for bullet train
    With legal challenges to the California bullet train mounting, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday began circulating proposed legislation designed to significantly diminish the possibility that opponents could stop the project with an environmental lawsuit....
  • High-speed rail, pensions and budget all on Capitol agenda

    High-speed rail, pensions and budget all on Capitol agenda
    The next two weeks are expected to be busy ones in the state Capitol. For starters, Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown continue to haggle over the incomplete budget sent by lawmakers to the governor’s desk Friday. Brown has until June 27 to sign or...
  • California bullet train faces tough vote in Senate

    California bullet train faces tough vote in Senate
    Gov. Jerry Brown's request for $6 billion to start construction of the California bullet train will face a difficult vote in the Legislature in the coming days, prompting some last-minute political maneuvering that could significantly alter the...
  • Affordable housing in Burbank enters a 'very different era'

    Affordable housing in Burbank enters a 'very different era'
    Stripped of its redevelopment funds and faced with ever dwindling federal grants, Burbank is having to rethink its approach to affordable housing. The city recently reserved roughly $402,000 for future affordable housing projects, bumping its total to...
  • Column: Bullet train could shoot down Brown's tax initiative

    Column: Bullet train could shoot down Brown's tax initiative
    The bullet train won't be on the November ballot, but it will be on many Californians' minds as they decide the fate of Gov. Jerry Brown's tax proposal. That's what I keep hearing from e-mailers such as Fred: "Many voters will not support Jerry's tax...
  • Will the state Senate vote today to stop bullet train in its tracks?

    After nearly two decades of debate, the decision to move ahead on the California high-speed rail project will come down to a state Senate vote this afternoon that could be decided by one or two members. The Senate will have to accept an $8 billion...