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Bid Threshold Raised

December 2014 Number 95 According to the California Department of Education Office of Financial Accountability and Information Services, the bid threshold

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Recent Fines for Failure to Disclose Gifts on Form 700 Serve as a Reminder to Public Officials

November 2014 Number 88 The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is the state agency responsible for administering and enforcing

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Legislature Permits Alcoholic Beverages at Certain School Facilities When Students Are Not on Campus

November 2014 Number 87 The Legislature recently amended the law to permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages at facilities owned and operated by

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How Will Proposition 2 Affect School District Budgets and Reserves?

November 2014 Number 84 Based on unofficial results from yesterday's election, Proposition 2 is expected to pass with nearly 70% of the vote.

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California Court of Appeals Raises Questions Regarding Mello-Roos Landowner Voting

October 2014 Number 82 Since its enactment, local government has turned to the flexibility of the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982

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California Enacts Historic Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

October 2014 Number 79 For the first time in its history, California has passed comprehensive legislation providing for the sustainable management of the state's groundwater resources.

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Student Privacy Issues and Technology Addressed in Three New Bills - UPDATED

October 2014 Number 78 Three new bills intended to protect students in cyberspace recently became law, including a bill that affects how

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New Compensation Disclosure Requirements for School and Special Districts Under Assembly Bill 2040

October 2014 Number 76 The Governor signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2040, which amends Government Code sections 12463 and 53892 to mandate disclosure of

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Lease-Leaseback Contractors and Subcontractors Must Prequalify

September 2014 Number 71 One day after the Court of Appeals affirmed the legitimacy of school districts entering into lease-leaseback contracts under

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