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We scan major news sources* and compile selected articles to keep you up-to-date on​ current issues affecting California business - the economy, health care, environment, transportation and more.

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    (February 27, 2015) Every now and then, the morning just doesn’t go right and you wind up running late for work. Being late to work is the subject of the first in a new series of videos produced by CalChamber called “Capitol Coffee Break.” The videos in this series will put a humorous twist on subjects that are important to California employers.

​Public Affairs / Politics

    California voters think the government should spend more money to help maintain crumbling roads, but they offer mixed views on how to fund the upkeep, according to a new statewide Field Poll.The Sacramento Bee

    California Republicans are gathering at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Sacramento this weekend for their biannual state party convention, an occasion for activists to celebrate the modest electoral gains their party made in the midterm election and to plot its future.The Sacramento Bee

    A Republican bill to provide a three-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security cleared a procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives on Friday, indicating support for final passage in the chamber.Reuters

​Human Resources / Health & Safety

    As tax day approaches, hundreds of thousands of families who enrolled in plans through the insurance marketplaces could be stuck with unexpected tax bills, according to researchers. Those payments could be as high as $11,000, although most would be several hundred dollars, one study found.KQED

    Nursing home owners with poor track records would face tougher scrutiny in California, and consumers would get better information about operators under a bill introduced by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento.The Sacramento Bee

​Economy

​​Environmental / Agriculture

​​International

    Greece is running out of options to fund itself despite a four-month bailout extension, raising pressure on Athens to quickly implement reforms it has vocally opposed or default on debt repayments in a matter of weeks.Reuters

    The Brazilian federal government on Friday announced a spending cap through April as part of efforts to reach its budget targets for this year.The Wall Street Journal

    India’s Finance Ministry said Friday that the country’s economic growth could accelerate to as much as 8.5% in the coming fiscal year, which could make it the world’s fastest-growing large economy as China’s expansion continues to slow.The Wall Street Journal

​Infrastructure / Education

​​Opinion / Editorial

    If this view is accepted by the court, there may be repercussions far beyond merely Arizona and California. That’s why we joined with three former governors of California and the California Chamber of Commerce in filing an amicus brief with the court in this case.Bill Mundell and Charles T. Munger Jr. in Los Angeles Daily News

    California’s long-running conflict over how its public schools should be held accountable for educational outcomes entered a new phase this week.Dan Walters in The Sacramento Bee

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