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​Public Affairs / Politics

    A flurry of last-minute deal-making on the Senate floor Thursday rescued President Obama’s ambitious trade agenda from defeat, advancing legislation that would empower the president to complete a sweeping, 12-nation Pacific trade accord.The New York Times

    The House voted 274-145 to simplify the research and development tax credit and make it permanent, giving businesses more incentive to invest in innovation.Sacramento Business Journal

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​Infrastructure / Education

    The UC regents, in a meeting marked by feelings of relief and uncertainty, on Thursday embraced Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal, which would significantly boost university funding, freeze in-state undergraduate tuition for two years, and require the 10-campus system to reform its pension plan and increase the number of transfer students it enrolls.Los Angeles Times

    State regulators on Thursday approved the replacement of 1950s-era Carlsbad power plant and its 400-foot smokestack with a new natural gas facility, over the objections of clean energy advocates who fear fossil fuels are here to stay.San Diego Union Tribune

    Fueling concerns about a teacher shortage that many educators have been worrying about for years, the number of credentials issued to new teachers trained in California has decreased for the 10th consecutive year, according to the latest figures from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.EdSource

​​Opinion / Editorial

    Glazer proved it, and that’s the true import of his victory, given the perpetual war between business and liberal groups, including unions, over so-called “job killer” bills and other legislation.Dan Walters in The Sacramento Bee

    Companies that export have a proven track record of providing higher wages, adding jobs, spurring innovation, and bringing increased stability to their operations in times of economic downturns. Expanding trade – both exports and imports – will benefit our state’s workers in a wide range of industries.Pat Fong Kushida in Sacramento Business Journal

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