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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.


An artist rendition of the planned high-speed rail system as it would look through Sacramento. (Source: California High Speed Rail Authority)

High-Speed Rail Agency Behind Schedule In Buying Land

California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project is as much as a year behind schedule in buying the land needed to start construction, having purchased less than a quarter of the parcels for the first 29-mile stretch in the Central Valley, rail officials say.


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Gov. Brown Seeks Money For Fixing Roads As Gas Tax Value Plunges

California lawmakers are looking at new ways to pay for crumbling roads, bridges and highways as the traditional repair fund from gasoline taxes dries up.


U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (right) paid a visit to the Sacramento area Friday. After speaking at the Capitol, she took of tour of Folsom Dam with Rep. Doris Matsui. (Credit: Doris Matsui/Twitter)

Federal Government To Boost California Drought Funding By $50 Million

The federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states as California enters a fourth year of drought.


California Governor Jerry Brown looks on before delivering the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fracking Puts Gov. Brown, Environmentalists At Odds

In the 1970s, the environmental movement had no bigger political hero than California Gov. Jerry Brown. He cracked down on polluters, ended tax breaks for oil companies and promoted solar energy.


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Jerry Brown Spent Less Than Neel Kashkari On Campaign For California Governor

Final campaign totals reported Friday show Republican candidate Neel Kashkari spent $7.1 million compared to $5.9 million for the Democratic governor.


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S&P: California Comeback Due To Less Spending, Not Tax Gains

A new financial report says California’s comeback due mostly to the state’s spending reductions rather than recent tax gains.


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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.


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Gov. Brown Tackling California’s $72B Retiree Health Liability

After tackling pension changes for public employees and teachers, Gov. Jerry Brown is now setting his sights on another big debt: retiree health care benefits.



California Urging Health Sign-Ups To Minimize Tax Penalties

The state exchange is ramping up advertising and marketing efforts in the final month of open enrollment for health insurance to minimize the number of Californians who will face tax penalties for remaining uninsured.


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Gov. Brown Calls $113B Budget Precariously Balanced

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday released a record $113 billion state spending plan that asks the University of California to do more with less so the nation’s largest public university system can avert tuition hikes.


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Official: Gov. Brown Plans Record $113B Budget

California Gov. Jerry Brown plans to unveil a record $113 billion state spending plan on Friday that gives schools a boost and pays debt but sets up a higher-education showdown by rejecting the University of California’s demand for more money to avert tuition hikes, a government official said.