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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Committee for Economic Development Release Report on the State of Higher Education in California


Today, in collaboration with Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, the Committee for Economic Development (CED) released Boosting California's Postsecondary Education Performance at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. The report examines the state of California's higher education framework and provides recommendations for improvement.

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Today, the highest court in the land reaffirmed America's greatest ideal -- there is no such thing as second-class citizen.

Nine years ago, San Francisco played a small part in a movement that some dismissively called "civil disobedience." Today, that civil disobedience has become civil rights.

By any historical measure, America's evolutionary embrace of marriage equality has occurred in only a short period of time. And yet, for those loving couples in California left waiting at the altar of liberty, it has taken far too long.

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Also of Interest:

Watch Lt. Governor Newsom's remarks from today's SF City Hall press event here.

Governor Brown directs the California Department of Public Health to advise counties to issue licenses to same-sex couples as soon as 9th Circuit stay is lifted. Read his statement here.

Read the DOMA ruling here

Read the Prop 8 ruling here

An Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda For California

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom has unveiled his Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda for California, articulating a vision for success in building the Next Economy in the great state of California.

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The agenda is guided by a set of principles that must be agreed upon by stakeholders at all levels and does not seek to recreate the past and restore the jobs lost to global competition or to revive the debt-fueled follies of the past. It embraces a shift from a consumption-based economy to a production economy focused on global trade.

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