“The state’s economic recovery, prior budget cuts and the additional, temporary taxes provided by Proposition 30 have combined to bring California to a promising moment: the possible end of a decade of
acute state budget challenges,” the report said.
He said that the recovery was creating regional lines of economic
demarcation — “We are going to see a more and more polarized state,” he said — but that over all, California was emerging from the recession.
Susan E. Rice may have hoped that paying a
conciliatory call on three hostile Senate Republicans on Tuesday would smooth over a festering dispute about the deadly attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, and clear a roadblock to her nomination as secretary of state.
cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
But the senators seemed anything but
mollified, signaling instead that they would still oppose Ms. Rice, the ambassador to the United Nations, if she is nominated by President Obama, even after she conceded errors in the account of the assault she gave on Sunday morning television programs shortly after it occurred in September.
If the Met had won, the new space would perhaps have been the showcase for “Canyon,” an
audacious combination of personal photographs, cardboard, wood, fabric, paint, string, a pillow and a stuffed bald eagle on canvas that helped redraw the bounds of postwar art.