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2015/01/29 09:49
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So why is it that while other states are now enjoying gas prices of less than $2 per gallon, California is still paying higher prices? Due to high taxes and costly regulations, our state’s gas prices...
2015/01/29 09:49
2015/01/29 09:49
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2015/01/29 08:58
2015/01/29 08:58
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California voters don’t readily raise taxes. But because the cause was just, they made an exception in 2004 by authorizing a $1 billion-plus a year tax to help poor souls who struggle with mental...
2015/01/28 17:58
2015/01/28 17:58
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In a business filled with self-promoters and poseurs, Darrell Steinberg was neither. In a Capitol where news releases often pass for policy, Steinberg brought about significant change. The outgoing...
2015/01/28 17:58
2015/01/28 17:58
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Outgoing Senate leader Darrell Steinberg said Tuesday that after he leaves the Legislature at the end of next month he will form a foundation to work on mental-health policy issues, an area that has...
2015/01/28 08:58
2015/01/28 08:58
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In his inaugural speech, Gov. Jerry Brown promised to be a national leader on environmental issues. If California wants to pass big environmental policies, legislators need to look to people of color...
2015/01/27 20:58
2015/01/27 20:58
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Ten years after California voters passed Proposition 63’s tax on millionaires to fund programs for the mentally ill, the state cannot document whether billions of dollars in funding have improved...
2015/01/24 17:00
2015/01/24 17:00
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New legislation signed into law last September made significant changes to the state's initiative process. Senate Bill 1253, authored by former Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and...
2015/01/23 19:21
2015/01/23 19:21
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Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer publicly accused her husband, former state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, of carrying on a sexual relationship with a woman who worked for him in two state...
2015/01/23 16:40
2015/01/23 16:40
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So why is it that while other states are now enjoying gas prices of less than $2 per gallon, California is still paying higher prices? Due to high taxes and costly regulations, our state's gas prices...
2015/01/21 14:44
2015/01/21 14:44
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SAN JOSE -- Jeff Rosen was formally sworn in for his second term as Santa Clara County's district attorney Tuesday, and the ceremony had everything one could expect for such an occasion, plus a...
2015/01/20 18:57
2015/01/20 18:57
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Legislative leaders occasionally proclaim that they want to do more "oversight" — looking into how well state government agencies are serving the public interest. At best, however, it has been...
2015/01/13 22:57
2015/01/13 22:57
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The ballot initiative system developed during the Hiram Johnson reform era a century ago is now as much a part of California as redwoods, surf boards and high tech. It has done a lot of good. Back...
2015/01/13 02:58
2015/01/13 02:58
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Barbara Boxer’s decision to retire from the U.S. Senate dissipates some of the fog that has been obscuring California’s political landscape. We are learning not only which ambitious politicians will...
2015/01/09 18:18
2015/01/09 18:18
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It's still early, but the impending retirement of Sen. Barbara Boxer's (D-California) could set off a particularly wild race to replace her in 2016. Ambitious Democrats in the Golden State have been...
2015/01/08 18:58
2015/01/08 18:58
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California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s announcement today not to seek a fifth term has unleashed a long-expected wave of speculation about who will challenge for the seat. Democrats have a supremely deep...
2015/01/06 18:29
2015/01/06 18:29
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The ballot initiative system developed during the Hiram Johnson reform era a century ago is now as much a part of California as redwoods, surf boards and high tech. It has done a lot of good. Back...
2015/01/06 15:02
2015/01/06 15:02
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Smile for the camera, little mustelid! You, California ferret, may soon be ready for your close-up. We've told you that it's illegal to keep the wee beasties as pets in the Golden State, and that a...
2015/01/05 16:00
2015/01/05 16:00
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The power of California voters to enact laws through ballot initiatives was enshrined by voters in the state Constitution in 1911 and a new state law that went into effect Jan. 1 seeks to improve the...
2015/01/04 08:58
2015/01/04 08:58
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One of the worst droughts on record forced California lawmakers and voters to implement far-reaching initiatives intended to change how the state manages water. And while the policy shifts last year...
2015/01/01 05:58
2015/01/01 05:58
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Making resolutions, unwrapping new calendars and preparing to obey a stack of new laws: all regular January traditions in California, where the ever-busy Legislature sent Gov. Jerry Brown 1,074...
2015/01/29 09:49
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