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Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund

L.A. Times - California Politics - April 16, 2014 - 5:52pm
Governor declares a special session of the Legislature to take up the issue in a major test of the state's new political dynamic.

SACRAMENTO — Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an election-year pitch that he must make to lawmakers without the benefit of a Democratic supermajority.

Currents: Books: When Our Maids Lived In

NY Times Books - April 16, 2014 - 3:53pm
“Manhattan Classic: New York’s Finest Prewar Apartments” will have Manhattanites longing for the prewar era.

Brandon Sanderson Tops Best Sellers With ‘Words of Radiance’

NY Times Books - April 16, 2014 - 2:20pm
Brandon Sanderson, who once completed 12 novels with nothing to show for it but publisher rejections, has hit No. 1 with “Words of Radiance.”

ArtsBeat: Leaping Off the Screen: Nelson George Talks About ‘Soul Train’

NY Times Books - April 16, 2014 - 2:04pm
Mr. George’s new book, “The Hippest Trip in America,” is a history of the landmark TV dance show.

Andrés Neuman’s New Novel Is ‘Talking to Ourselves’

NY Times Books - April 16, 2014 - 1:50pm
The Spanish-Argentine writer Andrés Neuman, a protégé of Roberto Bolaño, now has his second novel to appear in English: “Talking to Ourselves,” a contemporary family drama and unflinching story of grief.

ArtsBeat: E. L. Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Award

NY Times Books - April 16, 2014 - 10:15am
Mr. Doctorow will be honored at the Congress National Book Festival on Aug. 30.

Children’s Books: ‘At the Same Moment Around the World’ and ‘It’s About Time’

NY Times Books - April 16, 2014 - 9:31am
Two new picture books present facts about time in thoughtful and sometimes poetic ways.

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