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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.



Several House Freshmen Survive California Primary

Several vulnerable U.S. House freshmen survived tight contests in California’s congressional races, as Democrats sought to gain ground in the party’s longshot bid to reclaim majority control in Washington.


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Polls Open, Low Turnout Expected In California Primary

With no divisive ballot initiatives or high-profile races on the ballot Tuesday, California’s top-two primary election was expected to be a sleepy affair that draws little interest from voters.


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Poll: Voters Favor Brown As His Popularity Climbs

A new Field Poll finds Gov. Jerry Brown with a big lead as he seeks re-election to an unprecedented fourth term.


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Voters To Face Longer Ballot With More Choices In Today’s Primary

Tuesday’s statewide primary election was providing the first real test of sweeping voter-approved reforms aimed at making producing more competitive contests and more moderate candidates.


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California Voters Face New Choices, Districts

California voters will confront a longer ballot with more choices as they head to the polls Tuesday. It’s the first statewide primary in which voter-approved political reforms are in widespread use.