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    (April 16, 2014) A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that ensures California remains a competitive environment for an emerging multibillion-dollar industry passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with unanimous support recently and won Senate approval a few days later.

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    China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months at the start of 2014, but did a touch better than expected and showed some improvement in March, suggesting Beijing will not rush to follow up recent steps to support activity.Reuters

    Britain’s unemployment rate dropped to a five-year low in February, underscoring the strength of the economic recovery and raising the prospect of a debate among Bank of England officials about whether to raise interest rates.Bloomberg

    France's prime minister has announced plans to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from pensions, social care and health care as a part of a 50-billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit.Associated Press

​Infrastructure / Education

    Completion rates at the California Community Colleges have fallen steadily over the past four years, according to the first update of the system's Student Success Scorecard.The Sacramento Bee

    On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.Associated Press

    The association, which administers the standardized test, releases sample questions and other materials from the revamp.Los Angeles Times

​​Opinion / Editorial

    Business leaders are showing the way and their rising optimism should encourage our political leaders as they walk that winding path towards a good deal.Sam Cooper in The Orange County Register

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