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“The important fact that California contributes annually more to the national treasury in proportion to population than any other state in the confederacy certainly entitles her to increased consideration in making disbursements from the national coffers.”
– Gov. John Bigler, January 4, 1854
Public relations experts suggest various strategies for announcing bad news. In the legislative world “bad” news could definitely be the failure of a bill. One technique is to minimize the bad news by stressing something positive. “While this piece of legislation might be toast, dozens of other far-reaching, much-needed public policy reforms by Sen. Tom Berryhill have been signed into law,” for example.
More commonly, lawmakers tend toward the “spin” technique — attempting to recast as a boon what would appear to be a bust. Perhaps: “Despite the loss, the action is a victory because Berryhill’s measure focused attention on Read more »
…on behalf of William Strunk Jr., E.B. White and English teachers everywhere, when comparing or contrasting more than two items, ”among” is the proper preposition.
Your final grade is not jeopardized should this remain an aberration:
Brown surprises state board, calls for adoption of LCFF regs
by Tom Chorneau
(Calif.) Taking clear control of the debate over school funding governance, Gov. Jerry Brown made a rare appearance at the state board of education meeting Thursday saying the draft regulations pending before the panel met a balance between flexibility and accountability.
“I like to find the truth between the reformers, the unions, the parents, the students Read more »
“There are many challenges in this job. it’s a trough job. (Particularly) balancing expectations … in terms of spending and programs.. with maintaing fiscal stability.
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