El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting has collected about $70,000 of taxpayer money for work he's done clearing brush and trimming trees on his own land. About half the money came from Proposition 40, a 2002 bond measure California voters passed for clean water and air. (CBS13)

Supervisor Collects Taxpayer Cash For Clearing His Own Brush

Cal Fire says it’s a highly successful program that helps prevent forest fires. But we’ve uncovered documents showing tens of thousands of dollars have gone into the pocket of just one politician. And, yes, you’re paying for it.


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Modesto Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Add Panic Buttons In Schools

A California lawmaker is proposing that every school classroom, along with other widely used campus spaces, is equipped with a panic button that instantly alerts law enforcement of emergencies.



Calif. Lawmaker Proposes Amendment To Stop Rush Votes On Legislation

Dead-of-night votes on rushed legislation are a perennial problem in the Capitol, often forcing lawmakers to vote on major issues without time to read the substance of the bills.


California Fish and Game Commission President Daniel Richards poses with a mountain lion he killed during a recent hunting expedition. (Western Outdoor News)

Lawmaker Drops Effort To Remove Calif. Fish And Game Commissioner For Cougar Killing

A California assemblyman is no longer seeking the removal of the state’s Fish and Game Commission president over his killing of a mountain lion in Idaho.