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Gov. Brown signs bills on transit projects, bribery, tax breaks
Gov. Brown signs bills on transit projects, bribery, tax breaks

Gov. Jerry Brown signed bills Friday to shine more sunlight on Los Angeles County transportation projects, extend the time for prosecuting bribery cases and authorize a possible tax break for a major aerospace company in California. In all, Brown signed 21 pieces of legislation, including the transportation bill by Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) that requires L.A. County transportation officials to provide more transparency on the costs and schedules of projects funded by Measure R if an extension is sought. In 2008, county voters approved Measure R, a 0.5% increase in the county sales tax for 30 years to provide $40 billion for transportation projects, but officials have blamed the...

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