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Analysts Cast Doubts On Highway Patrol Aircraft Need

Legislative staffers suggest the Highway Patrol doesn’t have much use for the aircraft it already has.

03/07/2014

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California ‘Lifers’ Leaving Prison At Record Pace

For decades, California’s criminal justice policies ensured that murderers and others sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole, could expect to die in prison. And most of the time, they did.

02/25/2014

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Having Overcome Key Obstacles, Gov. Brown Faces New, Critical Ones

In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California’s budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.

01/22/2014

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Gov. Brown’s Budget Plan Starts Tackling ‘Wall Of Debt’

Gov. Jerry Brown has promised to chip away at what he calls California’s “wall of debt” and is trying to make good on that pledge in the state budget he will propose Thursday.

01/09/2014

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Top Five Free Date Ideas In Sacramento

Dating and love don’t have to cost a fortune, especially when Sacramento has so many fun free things to do.

10/07/2013

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Brown Tells CSU Officials To Look At Fixing Campuses

California State University officials might be better off spending money to repair aging campus buildings rather than admitting more students, Gov. Jerry Brown told the university system’s board of trustees Tuesday.

09/25/2013

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Bethenny Frankel’s 8 Questions To Ask When Traveling On A Budget

Bethenny Frankel shares an excerpt from Skinnygirl Solutions. If you’re traveling on a budget, first ask yourself these eight questions.

08/22/2013

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Report: State To Blame For Payroll System Issue

A new report says California officials failed to properly monitor a $373 million upgrade to the state’s outdated payroll system.

08/12/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Alter Votes On Budget, Gun Bills

While the state Legislature remains in session most of the year, action on the most high-profile bills tends to be clustered in the days leading up to several deadlines.

07/28/2013

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Legislative Leaders Say California Budget Deal Is Near

Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders moved close to a state budget deal Monday that is expected to revamp education funding and begin restoring some of the social services cut during the recession.

06/10/2013

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Air Control Tower Closures To Be Delayed Until June

The closings of control towers at 149 small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being delayed until June 15, federal regulators announced Friday.

04/05/2013

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California May Not Feel Immediate Impact Of Federal Spending Cuts

Federal spending cuts are expected to dampen California’s economic recovery at a time when a housing rebound and job growth are gaining traction. But the immediate effect may not prove detrimental to the state’s economy.

02/27/2013

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