Stockton city manager: 'We need new taxes'
STOCKTON - Officials in this struggling city made the case Tuesday for their plan to exit bankruptcy, saying the brunt of the burden will be shouldered by taxpayers and municipal employees and retirees. - The Sacramento Bee
Dramatic videos open latest salvo in California prison battle
Claiming that California prisons use force against mentally ill prisoners too often and overzealously, attorneys for inmates opened their latest attack on the system Tuesday in federal court by playing two graphic videos of inmates in their cells being pepper-sprayed, then rushed by a team of guards who forcibly subdued them. - The Sacramento Bee
State workers in North Carolina feel effect of federal shutdown
RALEIGH -- The federal government shutdown caused the furlough of hundreds of state government workers whose jobs are fully or partially federally funded Tuesday, and state officials said several thousand more jobs could be be affected. - Charlotte Observer
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