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Brown, Kashkari campaigns test two connected theories

California likes to think of itself as the originator and arbiter of all things meaningful. In the low-intensity November election, the cutting-edge quotient has been hard to find. Especially when it comes to the marquee race.

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Layoffs ordered at state Senate to avoid deficit
Layoffs ordered at state Senate to avoid deficit

After years of turning down cost-of-living increases for its budget, the state Senate on Friday notified its workforce that 39 employees will be laid off at the end of the year to avoid a multi-million-dollar deficit, a cut of about 4% of the total staff in the upper house.