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U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

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  • Senate reaches bipartisan deal to fix VA 'crisis'

    Senate reaches bipartisan deal to fix VA 'crisis'
    Two U.S. senators on Thursday announced a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at improving healthcare for veterans in response to reports of Veterans Affairs employees falsifying records to conceal long waits for medical appointments. Sens. Bernie...
  • VA chief to investigate deaths of 18 who waited for care in Phoenix

    VA chief to investigate deaths of 18 who waited for care in Phoenix
    Eighteen veterans died while waiting for appointments at the Phoenix VA medical center, the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs said Thursday, as senators reached a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at improving veterans' healthcare in response to...
  • Tax bill targeting Donald Sterling advances in California Senate

    A state Senate panel approved legislation Wednesday aimed at preventing embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling from writing off fines levied by the NBA as a business expense on his state income tax returns. The Senate Governance and Finance...
  • Senate committee OKs fire ring bill

    An Assembly bill that aims to protect fire rings in Southern California has passed out of a legislative committee. The Senate Committee on Natural Resources unanimously approved Assembly Bill 1102 on Tuesday. It will go to the Senate Appropriations...
  • California Arts Council could see state allocation rise to $5 million

    California Arts Council could see state allocation rise to $5 million
    This story has been updated. Please see below for details. It isn't all that the state Legislature's arts allies had hoped for, but the 2014-15 budget recently passed by the Senate and Assembly includes a $5 million increase for the California Arts...
  • Senate panel approves bills responding to Isla Vista massacre

    Responding to the Isla Vista shooting rampage, a state Senate panel on Tuesday approved legislation that would allow restraining orders to remove guns from the possession of individuals who are judged by family members, medical workers or the police to be...
  • Film production tax break bill closer to final passage

    Film production tax break bill closer to final passage
    Legislation to stem so-called runaway film production by offering a tax break for California productions is getting close to final passage. The proposal, AB 1839 by Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), passed the Senate...
  • California lawmakers weigh tax credit for bomber program

    A bitter fight has broken out between aerospace industry behemoths over fast-tracked legislation that could provide one company with an upper hand in an upcoming $55-billion competition to build a fleet of next-generation stealth bombers. On one side is...
  • Policy committee approves film retention bill

    A bill that would expand tax credits for movie studios that stay and film in California was approved 6-0 this week by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. AB 1839, also known as the California Film and Television Job Retention Promotion Act of...
  • Officials looking to reduce price of jail inmates' phone calls

    Officials looking to reduce price of jail inmates' phone calls
    Domingo Howard is a "single pops" to a 5-year-old girl he is raising by working part-time jobs. His 24-year-old son, meanwhile, landed in the San Francisco County Jail in January. As "the only person" his son can count on, the two speak on the phone...
  • 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....
  • California grants $420-million tax break to Lockheed Martin Corp.

    The Legislature went home for a month Thursday, but not before handing aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a controversial $420-million tax break. Branded as a sweetheart deal for Lockheed, the bill sailed through the Assembly and Senate — but...