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Democrats Pitted Against Each Other In Expensive California State Senate Race

The Democratic Party has a 15-point registration edge in the 7th Senate District in the east San Francisco Bay Area, and a Democrat is likely to win the seat in May.

03/15/2015

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Eco-Friendly California Looks Beyond Gas Tax To Fix Roads

As state legislatures across the nation grapple with declining funding to maintain roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure, California lawmakers are confronting the unintended consequences of policies aimed at achieving ambitious environmental goals.

02/21/2015

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Tax Fight Looms Between Gov. Brown And His Own Party

Gov. Jerry Brown orchestrated the successful push for temporary sales and income taxes on Californians three years ago to help ease the state out of recession and close a multibillion-dollar budget gap.

01/25/2015

California State Lawmakers Introduce Legislator To Regulate Appearance Of Toy Guns

Next California Senate Leader Preps For Expensive Swearing-In At Disney Concert Hall

The California Latino Caucus Foundation is picking up the estimated $50,000 tab. The invitation lists the event as the “Inauguration of Kevin de Leon,” using language usually reserved for presidents and governors. The soiree will feature a 15-member, all-female mariachi band called Mariachi Divas.

10/14/2014

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Lawmakers Push For Restoring Benefits, Preschool

Gov. Jerry Brown and fellow Democratic state lawmakers head into the final week of negotiations over the state budget having agreed to a rainy day fund and pay down massive liabilities in the teachers’ pension system.

06/08/2014

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Election Workers Scramble For Votes On Eve Of Election

On the eve of the election, both parties were scrambling to reach as many voters as possible.

11/05/2012