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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

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Calif. Senate OKs Condoms For Prison Inmates

The California Senate approved a plan Monday that would require the state to hand out condoms at adult prisons, despite a ban on having sex behind bars.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/09/2013

CA Senate Passes Bill Mandating Gay History In Schools

The state Senate has approved legislation that would require California’s public schools to include gay history in social studies lessons.

04/14/2011

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Assemblyman Runs For Dead Woman’s State Senate Seat

Voters in the 28th District, which includes Long Beach and Marina del Rey, re-elected Jenny Oropeza last week, even though she died in October.

11/10/2010

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Barbara Boxer Touts Environmental, Economic Record

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer on Saturday stepped up the rhetoric against her Republican rival as she discounted the possibility that a wave of sentiment against Democrats and incumbents is chipping away at her lead.

10/23/2010

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Funeral Set For State Senator Jenny Oropeza

Funeral services will be held next week for state Sen. Jenny Oropeza, who died Wednesday after a long illness.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/23/2010

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Calif. Senate Votes To Delay Kindergarten Entry

California would delay kindergarten for thousands of youngsters under a bill approved by the state Senate.

09/01/2010

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