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Where Will State Get The More Than $390M Required To Clean Up Homes Contaminated By Exide Battery Plant

The state says they’ve come up with about $7 million of the money needed.

08/21/2015

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Debate Heats Up Over Bill That Would Cut State Gas Use In Half

A bill that aims to halve gasoline consumption from cars and trucks in California by 2030 has spurred a contentious debate between environmentalists and representatives of the automobile and oil industries.

08/12/2015

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Orange County Lawmaker Named To High-Speed Rail Board

A former state lawmaker from Orange County has been appointed to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board, adding another Southern California voice on the $68 billion project.

03/04/2015

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Lawmakers Want High Schools To Teach ‘Yes Means Yes’ For Sex

Senate President Kevin de Leon and Assemblywoman Hanna-Beth Jackson announced legislation on Tuesday that would require school districts where health education is a high school graduate requirement to make sexual violence prevention a part of the curriculum.

03/03/2015

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Capitol Shoe Shine Guy Among Senate Layoffs

A man who has buffed shoes inside the Capitol for more than two decades is among those recently laid off by the state Senate.

12/05/2014

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Lawmakers Push For Changes To Higher Education

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, introduced SB15 on Tuesday that would increase state funding, redirect funds from a scholarship program, and charge a higher rate to out-of-state students.

12/02/2014

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Senate Leader Begins New Term By Laying Off 39 Staffers

Citing budget conditions, the new leader of the state Senate has begun restructuring the chamber’s administrative staff by laying off dozens of employees.

11/21/2014

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Uncovered: Battery Facility Trucks Leaked Toxic Waste On Calif. Roads For 25 Years

One of California’s most powerful lawmakers is demanding action after documents were uncovered detailing trucks leaving toxic waste on Southern California freeways.

11/03/2014

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First Latino Calif. Senate Leader In Over A Century Defends Pricey Inauguration Bash

An unusual and elaborate swearing-in ceremony for the incoming leader of the state Senate is tonight at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

10/15/2014

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California Leader Preps For Expensive Swearing-In

Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles has invited 2,000 guests, including about 200 officeholders, to witness his swearing-in as Senate president pro tempore during a Wednesday ceremony at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

10/14/2014

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State Senate Approves Lower Gift Limit For Calif. Lawmakers

The state Senate has approved reducing the gift limit for lawmakers by more than half in an effort to improve the Legislature’s image after a string of ethical lapses and criminal charges.

05/19/2014

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Vernon Trying To Attract More Residents With Energy Efficient Apartment Complex

Vernon, the smallest city in the Golden State, is trying to attract more residents with a 45-unit energy efficient apartment complex called Vernon Village Park.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/25/2014

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Calif. Bill Seeks To Regulate Homemade Guns

A state lawmaker proposed Monday that California extend its requirement that gun buyers undergo background checks and register their weapons to anyone who assembles a firearm in their home.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/13/2014

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Agency: No Investigation Of Latino Caucus Donation

California’s political watchdog agency said Monday it has declined to open an investigation into a lawmaker whose name surfaced in an ongoing federal investigation of a state senator.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/30/2013

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Residents Demand Closure Of Vernon Battery Recycling Plant In Heated Town Hall Meeting

Residents at a town hall meeting Tuesday called for the closure of a controversial battery recycling plant that state agencies charge has spread hazardous pollution into the air and groundwater.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/08/2013

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