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Blackfish Protesters Gather At California Capitol Before Assembly Hearing

Protesters delivered more than 1 million signatures in support of the measure as part of an international movement inspired by Blackfish, the CNN documentary that details orca captivity at SeaWorld.

04/07/2014

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FBI Agents Search Legislative Office Near Capitol Used By Yee’s Aides

FBI agents have searched a legislative office across from the state Capitol, nearly a week after a lawmaker’s arrest on corruption charges.

04/01/2014

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Legislative Deadline Nears In Calif. For Hundreds Of Bills

Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.

01/20/2014

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‘Lost Boys’ Actor Jason Patric Testifies For Parental Rights For Sperm Donors

Existing California law states sperm donors are not legally considered natural fathers. An exemption was made in 2011 if a couple agreed to terms in writing before conception.

08/13/2013

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Former Assemblyman Sentenced To One Day In Jail In Fraud Scheme

Former assemblyman Carl E. Washington also was ordered to pay $194,000 in restitution to three financial institutions he defrauded.

07/22/2013

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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

Medi-Cal Cuts Protested

Providers Rally At Capitol Over Medi-Cal Cuts

Thousands filled the Capitol grounds to rally against a 10 percent reduction in the amount the state pays for Medicaid reimbursements.

06/04/2013

Medi-Cal Rally

Thousands Attend Rally To Fight Gov. Brown’s Proposed Medi-Cal Cuts

People from all over the state are converging on the state capitol today for a health rally to fight proposed cuts to Medi-Cal.

06/04/2013

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Despite Budget Surplus, State Not Likely To Increase Officials’ Salaries

The commission that sets salaries for the governor, lawmakers and statewide elected officials indicated it is not inclined to raise their pay even if there is a budget surplus.

03/21/2013

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Ruling Undermines Measure Blocking Lawmakers’ Pay

A judge’s tentative decision siding with state lawmakers appears to undermine a voter-approved law that bans lawmakers from getting paid if they fail to pass a balanced budget on time.

04/25/2012

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Bill To Cap State Employee Pay At $170,000 Dies In Senate Committee

The California cash crisis is front and center again at the Capitol. Lawmakers defeated an effort to cap all public employee salaries at $170,000.

04/24/2012

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Bill Would Deny Alimony To Spouses Convicted Of Violent Sexual Felonies

A bill being heard at the State Capitol would prohibit judges from awarding alimony and attorney fees to a spouse convicted of violent sexual felonies.

03/20/2012

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