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  • The shocking link between diapers for poor babies and jobs for moms

    The shocking link between diapers for poor babies and jobs for moms
    Babies need diapers. When impoverished babies don't have enough diapers, bad things happen -- not just to them, but to their parents. Sounds kind of weird, right? But “unmet diaper need” -- a phrase that is new to me -- can impede a...
  • California Senate Committee Takes Next Step to Boost Tax Credit

    The California Senate Appropriations Committee took another step to move forward with legislation that would extend and expand the state's film and TV production tax credits, although the bill still does not have a specific dollar amount. The...
  • Teamsters, prominent Hollywood vendor in high-profile standoff

    Teamsters, prominent Hollywood vendor in high-profile standoff
    As chairman of the California Film Commission, Steve Dayan has championed the cause of fighting runaway production and giving companies more incentive to film in Los Angeles. But, as head of Teamsters Local 399, Dayan finds himself in a high-profile...
  • In Hawaii, Democratic battles loom for U.S. Senate, governor

    Intraparty quarrels among Republicans have littered the political landscape this election cycle, but a battle among Democrats is set to take center stage Saturday in Hawaii, as Sen. Brian Schatz looks to stave off a formidable challenge from Rep....
  • Key California State Senator '100-Percent Committed' to Passing Tax Credit Bill

    The day after his chief of staff sent an e-mail to industry officials signaling the lawmaker's opposition to the bill as written, California State Sen. Kevin de Leon said that he was "100-percent committed" to passing legislation to expand and extend...
  • Maryland senator feels at home in Newport News

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland misses those shipyards in her home state that have closed down. On Wednesday, she made up for lost time during a visit to downtown Newport News, which still has one. Mikulski, who chairs the Senate Appropriations...
  • Sen. Mikulski tours Newport News Shipbuilding

    Sen. Mikulski tours Newport News Shipbuilding
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, took her first-ever tour of Newport News Shipbuilding on Wednesday. Mikulski said she misses the shipyards in her home state that have closed down, so she was happy to renew...
  • New York to push Congress on response to oil train fires

    WASHINGTON New York state fire officials are pressing Congress for $100 million in emergency funding to pay for a nationwide training program for firefighters to address the new scale of risk presented by trains carrying millions of gallons of flammable...
  • Walter Pincus: Cracks in Iron Dome deal?

    Congress, which has been pouring extra money into the Iron Dome, wants Tel Aviv to give U.S. firms a bigger share of the Israeli missile defense system's contracts. The Israeli state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, along with other mostly Israeli-...
  • California lawmakers want to stop runaway film production, except porn

    California lawmakers want to stop runaway film production, except porn
    The state Senate Appropriations Committee will soon take up two very different bills that could determine whether California remains the nation’s moviemaking capital. Assembly Bill 1839 would significantly boost the size of tax credits...
  • Sen. De León says he supports expanding California's film tax credit

    Sen. De León says he supports expanding California's film tax credit
    Senate President Pro Tem elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) sought to assure Hollywood on Wednesday that he was committed to expanding California's film and TV tax credit program. On Tuesday, De León had alarmed many of his constituents in the...
  • Earthquake warning system receives a boost in Congress

    Earthquake warning system receives a boost in Congress
    Efforts to put in place an earthquake warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds -- $5 million -- specifically for the project. Its prospects remain shaky, however....