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September 24, 2009
Thursday reading file


Demonstrations to protest state budget cuts to higher education are drawing large crowds of students, professors and workers at at all 10 University of California campuses today.

A judge has ordered the state to pay back about 7,900 State Compensation Insurance Fund back for 16 furlough days that were ruled to be illegal, plus interest.

The SCIF president also announced her resignation today.

Someone forgot to tell Democratic Sen. Alan Lowenthal that the Senate's Washington trip -- and his hotel room -- were canceled.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed a former employer to his chief of staff to a board that regulates horse racing.

Meg Whitman has joined Steve Poizner in signing Americans for Tax Reform's no-tax pledge.

Carly Fiorina, who's eyeing a bid for U.S. Senate, talks to about why she won't be at the Republican Party convention this weekend.

Fiorina's new "Carlyfornia"-centric campaign Web site is drawing chuckles from critics on both sides of the aisle.

California's selling state-owned buildings to raise cash. Some of the spots are named for some prominent California politicians.

Photo: A rally at UC Berkeley campus today. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.


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