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Enterprise Zone Program May Continue as Budget Target

January 8, 2013
The media has speculated in recent weeks that Gov. Jerry Brown’s FY 2012-13 budget plan, expected to be released on Thursday, may contain a proposal to cut or limit the Enterprise Zone tax credit program.

Further Inmate Release Could Be Required Despite Governor’s Executive Order Ending Prison System Emergency

January 8, 2013
Today, Gov. Jerry Brown held a press conference regarding his Executive Order to end the emergency in California’s prison system.

Legislature Reconvenes Monday, Governor’s Budget Expected Thursday

January 4, 2013
January promises to be a busy month in the capital city. The Legislature reconvenes on Monday, Jan. 7 for the new 2013-14 legislative session and Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to submit his FY 2013-14 budget by Thursday, Jan. 10.

City Attorneys’ Department to Host Realignment Impacts and Weapons Confiscation Webinar on Feb.13

January 4, 2013
The League’s City Attorneys’ Department announced today that it will host an important webinar titled “Responding to Realignment Impacts and Deadly Weapons in the Community” on Feb. 13. Registration is now open.

Registration Closes Early for Two League Conferences

January 4, 2013
On Thursday, Jan. 3, registration for the 2013 New Mayors and Council Members’ Academy and the 2013 City Managers’ Department Meeting closed early when the meeting space capacities were reached.

December Hit List from WesternCity.com

January 4, 2013
The most popular articles on the Western City magazine website for the month of December include features on ethics, the second amendment, open government and more.

Fiscal Cliff Deal Does Not Include Changes to Municipal Bond Interest Tax Exemption

January 2, 2013
The fiscal cliff deal Congress passed late yesterday, The American Taxpayer Relief Act, to protect tax breaks for middle and lower-income tax payers, is considered to be short term solution that simply delays the more difficult decisions for two months. Good news for cities, the legislation does not include any changes to current tax exemptions for municipal bond interest. 
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