Weekend Reading: School Cuts, New Taxes, Stadium Talk, Decision Day for Cain & More

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Your weekend news aggregator:

Local

In local news, a new anti-tax group, The Promise to California Taxpayers, is flexing its muscle; San Diego Unified’s budget problems seem to grow worse by the day; the giant wings proposed at the North Embarcadero continue to be debated; more Chargers stadium drama surfaced and the San Diego City Council has been asked not to monkey around with its vote Monday to place pension reform on the June ballot.

State

Governor Brown’s proposal to raise taxes during the Great Recession is dominating news coverage across the state. A new controversial ballot proposal aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants who have lived in California for at least four years was filed Friday. The proposal needs more than a half million signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Other

Reporters and pundits are waiting on Herman Cain’s decision. After a series of negative headlines and missteps, Cain is expected to drop out of the presidential race today. Meanwhile, the battle between Newt and Mitt is heating up and President Obama’s campaign team is pleased Newt has joined them in ripping Mitt. Meanwhile, The New York Times opines that Obama is writing off the white working class (hat tip to local political consultant John Hoy for flagging). Lastly, from the what-the-heck-was-he-thinking department: Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach accused of sexually molesting young boys, sat down with a reporter from The New York Times to tell his story.

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