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California Politics

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Lawmakers To Vote On $108B Spending Plan

Lawmakers are facing a Sunday deadline to pass a $108 billion spending plan that will meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s demands for a rainy day fund and paying down debt while allocating some of the surplus to programs benefiting lower-income Californians.

06/15/2014

GUN BUYBACK

Court Tosses California’s Concealed-Weapons Rules

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday struck down California’s concealed-weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

02/13/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Resurgent Under Brown, But Spending A Worry

Gov. Jerry Brown is drawing praise and glowing reviews from the national media for his deft political maneuvering in closing a $25 billion budget deficit and restoring some of California’s financial luster after years of recession.

07/05/2013

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Gov. Brown Proposes $96.4 Billion Spending Plan With Emphasis On Education

Riding a wave of state tax revenue, Gov. Jerry Brown released a budget proposal Tuesday that looks much different from the ones Californians have become accustomed to in recent years — It has a surplus.

05/14/2013

Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown: California, Country Facing ‘Regime Crisis’ Similar To The Civil War

Brown took a break from his statewide budget crisis tour this weekend and sat down with CBS 2/KCAL 9 political reporter Dave Bryan for a no-holds-barred interview.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2011

President Barack Obama appears at a Moving America Forward rally at USC. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Obama Tries To Reignite Voters’ Fervor During L.A. Visit

Thousands of people are lined up at the USC campus to see President Barack Obama drum up support for two high-profile Democrats locked in tight races.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/22/2010

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Ethnic Spat Erupts In Changing OC District

A surge of Vietnamese-American political power in Orange County is threatening Democrat Loretta Sanchez’s seat in Congress.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2010