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Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled At California Capitol

Ronald Reagan returned to the state Capitol on Monday, slightly bronzed. His 8-foot, 800-pound statue was unveiled nearly 50 years after he took his oath of office. Before Monday, Reagan was the only governor-turned-president without a statue at his home state Capitol.

06/22/2015

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Illicit Drugs ‘Rampant’ In California State Prisons

California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate

06/21/2015

MT. HAMILTON, CA - JUNE 03: A Cal Fire firefighter practices extinguishing a grass fire during a live fire training on June 3, 2015 in Mt. Hamilton, California. Cal Fire firefighters are training ahead of what is expected to be an explosive wildfire season as California pushes through its fourth year of severe drought. The state has had over 1,000 wildfires since the beginning of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Feeling Dry Wildfire Season From North To South

Hot, dry California was beginning to feel the full brunt of fire season as blazes burned throughout the state, threatening hundreds of homes, although most areas dodged serious destruction.

06/20/2015

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California Water Cuts Leave City Days Away From Running Out Of Water

The community’s sole source of water, the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, was one of 114 senior water rights holders cut off by a curtailment notice from the state on Friday.

06/16/2015

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California Assemblyman Accidentally Votes For State Budget While On Facebook

A bitter split over the revised California budget seemed to have a lone spot of bipartisanship on Monday, but that’s because one Assemblyman was on Facebook.

06/15/2015

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Largest Nursing Chain In Calif. Hit With Citations And Penalties

California’s largest nursing home chain has come under fire from government regulators, facing a flurry of citations and penalties.

06/14/2015

3 Republican lawmakers are demanding Roderick Wright be ousted from the state senate. (Getty Images)

Calif. Lawmakers To Vote On Budget With More Money For Public Schools

California lawmakers are taking up a $117.5 billion spending plan that sends even more money to public schools and adopts a new tax credit for the working poor.

06/14/2015

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California Farmers Worry Senior Water Rights Cuts In Drought Could Be Devastating

Notices have been sent to 114 senior rights holders, telling them to stop diverting water and to stop releasing previously stored water. Those who violate the order face fines up to $1,000 a day and $2,500 per acre-foot.

06/12/2015

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California Assembly Considers Ways To Boost Election Turnout

Assembly Bill 1461 would change the way Californians vote by mailing a ballot to every voter, expanding early voting, and allowing a voter to cast a ballot at any polling place instead of their usual polling location.

06/10/2015

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California Senator Proposes 300 Percent Tax For Worst Water Wasters In Drought

Democratic Sen. Bob Wieckowski of Fremont on Tuesday proposed legislation to authorize local water departments to crack down on excessive use by taxing water bills.

06/09/2015

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Nearly Half Of Last Year’s California Drought-Relief Money Unspent

Although millions of dollars from the same drought-assistance package have helped parched communities across the state, the amount of money that remains untapped shows how slowly the wheels of government can turn even in a crisis.

06/09/2015

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After Missing Tesla Battery Plant, California Considers $15 Million Tax Credit For Company

The Tesla credit would offset taxes for the Fremont, California.-based company to buy manufacturing, research and development equipment, buy property and hire 4,400 workers.

06/08/2015

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