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The Bay Area gets a new transportation czar

SAN FRANCISCO — Therese Watkins McMillan will serve as the Bay Area’s new transportation czar, helming two regional planning organizations that oversee regional transit and highway projects, the distribution of bridge toll funds and other programs, the agencies said Wednesday. She’ll serve as the executive director of both organizations, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and […]

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Google led a multimillion-dollar tech industry lobbying blitz in 2018, records show

By Tony Romm | The Washington Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft spent a combined $64 million to shape U.S. regulations and stave off government scrutiny in 2018, according to ethics reports filed late Tuesday, an uptick in lobbying that reflects the industry’s souring political fortunes in Washington — and the policy battles still on […]