With federal aid stalled, no help for California budget cuts

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FILE – In this May 26, 2020, file photo, members of the state Assembly meet to discuss the state budget at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. With more coronavirus aid for states still tied up in Congress, California is looking at implementing billions of dollars of budget cuts later this week.

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When state lawmakers in July cut $150 million from the California court system, they

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With Federal Aid Stalled, No Help for California Budget Cuts | California News

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When state lawmakers in July cut $150 million from the California court system, they offered this hope to stressed-out administrators: The cuts would vanish if Congress sent the state more money before Oct. 15.

Riverside County Superior Court officials were optimistic. They stopped buying things and halted all travel and training but put off more painful cuts while they waited for

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Growing number of airlines offer ‘flights to nowhere’ as international travel remains stalled

The Australian carrier is following other Asian airlines that have offered similar options. Such flights have already taken place in Taiwan and Japan, while Singapore’s national carrier said Sunday it was considering one, as well.

The seven-hour Qantas flight will depart Sydney on Oct. 10 and return on the same day, with no stops along the way, to comply with restrictions on interstate travel. Passengers have been promised views of

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