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Brown: We Don’t Have GOP Votes To Pass Budget Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown says he has been unable to secure enough Republican votes to pass his plan for addressing California’s $26.6 billion budget deficit.

03/07/2011

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Calif. GOP Lawmakers Form Caucus Opposing Tax Vote

In a show of solidarity, Republican lawmakers have formed a new caucus to oppose any deal to close California’s $26.6 billion budget deficit that involves tax increases.

02/23/2011

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California Open Primary System To Get First Test

Voters upset with partisan gridlock in the nation’s most populous state decided last year to try a new way of electing lawmakers — an open primary system in which only the top two vote-getters advance, even if they are from the same political party.

02/12/2011

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Schwarzenegger Departs Without Major Budget Reform

In calling California lawmakers back for an eighth special session in seven years, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said the next governor will inherit a budget mess “just like I did the first year when I came into office.”

12/27/2010

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AP: Calif. Legislature Shields Records

A letter written by a lobbyist to a lawmaker; an e-mail pitch by a campaign donor; memos sent by party leaders directing legislators how to vote on a bill.

12/22/2010

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Schwarzenegger Proposes $9.9B In Cuts

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a fiscal emergency and is asking lawmakers to meet in a special session to save the state $9.9 billion over the next two years.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/06/2010

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List Of State Vehicles Driven By Calif. Lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Here are the vehicles provided to California lawmakers in their districts, the purchase cost and the amount each lawmaker pays per month above the state subsidized amount. The subsidy, or monthly allowance, […]

12/03/2010

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Luxury Cars For Lawmakers Amid Calif. Budget Mess

Despite facing a deficit topping $25 billion, California has spent $5 million of taxpayer funds on luxury cars for elected officials, including a a $55,000 Cadillac and a $52,000 Lexus.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/03/2010

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Congressional Panel To Investigate Station Fire

A congressional panel on Tuesday will look into the U.S. Forest Service’s initial response to last year’s gigantic Southern California wildfire that killed two firefighters and destroyed 89 homes.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/12/2010

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