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- Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) vetoed the budget sent to him by the state legislature, the first veto of a California budget since 1922. [Wall Street Journal]
- How handicapped will the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau be if it doesn’t have a director in place by its official launch date? [Politico]
- President Obama has reportedly interviewed Commerce Department economist Rebecca Blank to replace Austan Goolsbee as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. [Bloomberg]
- The AARP “is dropping its longstanding opposition to cutting Social Security benefits,” after it “concluded that change is inevitable, and it wants to be at the table to try to minimize the pain.” [Wall Street Journal]
- The Senate yesterday voted to eliminate ethanol subsidies by a 73-27 vote. [Washington Post]
- According to a report from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, “prolonged high [food] prices are likely to persist over the next decade, putting the poor at an increasing risk of malnutrition.” [Associated Press]
- Three pending free-trade agreements could be ready for congressional consideration next week. [The Hill]
- Global bank regulators “are poised to set a new tiered regime of additional capital requirements for about 30 of the world’s biggest banks, in the latest effort to ensure the next financial crisis can be contained.” [Financial Times]
- Employees at a Target store in New York state will vote today on whether or not to unionize, “marking the first time in more than two decades that Target has confronted such a vote.” [Huffington Post]
- House Republicans look to boost charter schools as part of rewriting No Child Left Behind. [Education Week]