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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 Passes Bill To Punish Forms Of Cocaine Equally

The state Senate has passed a bill that punishes users of crack and powder cocaine equally in an attempt to reduce racial bias in prison sentences.

05/28/2014

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California State Senate Restricts Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

California would take steps to regulate the sale of medical marijuana under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, restricting cannabis dispensaries that federal prosecutors say have grown out of control.

05/20/2013

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Bill Prohibiting Tickets At Broken Meters Passes Assembly

A bill that would prohibit cities from ticketing cars parked at broken meters passed the State Assembly on Thursday and is headed for the Senate.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/17/2013

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State Senate Unanimously Approves Social Media Passwords Bill

California lawmakers don’t “Like” the idea of bosses asking for their workers for their Facebook passwords.

08/21/2012

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Only On 2: Senator Sharon Runner Discusses Life-Saving Double Lung Transplant For 1st Time

You may not know her name, but if you’re a parent in California, you’ve been affected by her work.State Senator Sharon Runner, along with her husband, were the driving force behind Jessica’s law – the strongest sexual predator laws in the nation. And while she’s used to fighting for a cause, fighting for her life was something much different. CBS2’s Lisa Sigell has her exclusive story.

03/27/2012

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