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Bill Would Charge 911 Fees On Prepaid Cellphones

Californians who use prepaid cellphones would pay a little more to add minutes under a bill moving through the Legislature.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/06/2013

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Calif. Bill Would Expand Who Can Perform Abortions

Women could go to a medical professional other than a doctor to end some pregnancies under a bill advancing through the state Legislature.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2013

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Analyst Agrees Brown’s Calif. Budget In Balance

California’s budget is finally in balance as long as state lawmakers follow Gov. Jerry Brown’s guidance to hold the line on spending.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/14/2013

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Lawmakers, Women’s Groups Outraged Over ‘Arcane’ Rape Law

An appellate court ruling overturning a rape conviction because the victim wasn’t married prompted anger Friday from women’s groups and a state legislator who plans to introduce a bill that would close the legal loophole.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/04/2013

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Report: Top Calif. Parks Officials Kept $20M Hidden

Officials at the highest levels of the California Department of Parks and Recreation helped keep millions of dollars in money intended for state parks secret for more than a decade.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/04/2013

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Judge: Law Won’t Protect Unmarried Victims In Rape

A court overturned the rape conviction of a man who authorities say pretended to be a sleeping woman’s boyfriend before initiating intercourse, ruling that an arcane law from 1872 doesn’t protect unmarried women in such cases.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/03/2013

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Tax On Amazon Purchases In Calif. Begins Saturday

Online retailer Amazon.com has tried to become all things to all consumers, but in California, it is about to take on a role it has fought against for years: tax collector.

CBS Los Angeles–09/13/2012

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Calif. Legislature Approves $55M Bailout Bill To Save Inglewood School District

The Calif. Legislature approved a $55 million emergency bailout bill Friday to keep the Inglewood School District afloat.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/31/2012

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Brown’s Pension Changes Get Initial OK In Legislature

The public pension changes negotiated by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have begun making their way through both houses in what is expected to be a quick journey to the governor’s desk.

08/31/2012

Bill Would End Calif. Lawmakers’ Discounted Vanity Plates

The state Assembly has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that ends discounted vanity license plates for current and retired lawmakers.

08/22/2012

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Gov. Jerry Brown, Democrats Reach Deal On Remaining Calif. Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders have struck an agreement on remaining cuts to California’s budget, people with direct knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/21/2012

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CHP Reaches Tentative Furlough Agreement Amid Looming Budget Deadline

California Highway Patrol officers have reached a tentative furlough agreement in efforts to help close the state’s $16 billion budget gap.

06/10/2012

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill To Allow Internal Borrowing

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will help the state avoid cash-flow problems this spring by allowing it to borrow from existing government funds.

02/03/2012

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Gov. Brown Signs Rare On-Time CA Budget

California’s budget for the new fiscal year includes major changes to community redevelopment agencies, which Gov. Brown and other critics say drain tax money from schools and public safety.

06/30/2011

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Calif. Tuition Hikes May Force Students To Ditch Class Permanently

Mounting financial pressure from lawmakers is forcing thousands of students across the state to decide between paying their bills and going to school.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/30/2011

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