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Lawmaker Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to bribery and gun charges two weeks after he was arrested as part of an FBI sting targeting political corruption.

04/08/2014

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LA City Council Proposes ‘Save Our Streets’ Sales Tax To Fund Street Repair

In a city where potholes are plentiful and walking earthquake-marred sidewalks can be an adventure, lawmakers are backing a proposed ballot measure that would generate billions of dollars for street repair by raising the sales tax.

04/02/2014

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Democrats Scrap Affirmative Action Amendment

Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal the voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the state’s higher education system.

03/17/2014

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Calif. Seeks Appellate Hearing On High-Speed Rail

In a filing Monday, the administration asks the state appellate court to overturn a Sacramento County Superior Court judge’s rulings in a lawsuit filed by Kings County farmers and landowners.

02/10/2014

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Gov. Jerry Brown Speaks To KCAL9′s Dave Bryan About State’s Drought

The governor revealed Wednesday he’s prepared to move water from Southern California to drier areas of the state as conditions worsen.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/29/2014

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Speaker Boehner Visits California For Drought Bill

Boehner visited a dusty field just outside of Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday with three Central Valley Republican colleagues to announce the bill will be introduced in the next couple of weeks.

01/22/2014

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New California Laws Try To Help Employees, Immigrants

As California’s economy recovers, the Democrats who control the state Legislature put a priority on assisting more vulnerable workers with some of the laws taking effect in the new year.

12/28/2013

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Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Wins Race For State Assembly

A Democrat has won a special election for a vacant L.A.-area legislative seat, bolstering the party’s supermajority in the state Assembly.

12/04/2013

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CBS2/KCAL9 Political Analyst Dave Bryan Discusses Election Results

For a number of areas around the country, including some local Southern California cities, Tuesday marked an election night.

11/05/2013

Dr. Judy Chu represents the 27th Congressional District of California, which includes Pasadena, Arcadia, and Monterey Park.

Pasadena Lawmaker Asks Public For ‘Thoughts’ On Syria Conflict

A Southland lawmaker sought feedback from constituents Tuesday on proposed U.S. military intervention in the crisis in Syria.

09/03/2013

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Garcetti Pledges To Back ‘City Hall That Gets Along’

Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged Tuesday to work closely with the City Council to tackle some of the city’s biggest issues.

07/02/2013

Obamacare supporters celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Health Act on June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

California Legislature Passes Medicaid Expansion

The state Legislature on Saturday passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians even as Republican lawmakers raised concerns about the program’s future costs.

06/15/2013

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Former Rival Kevin James Endorses Eric Garcetti For LA Mayor

Republican attorney and former mayoral candidate Kevin James announced Tuesday that he has decided to back Councilman Eric Garcetti’s campaign for mayor.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/02/2013

Los Angeles Mayoral candidate Emanuel Pleitez

LA Mayoral Election Profile: Emanuel Pleitez

In a mayoral race with plenty of political heavyweights, one candidate has embraced his role as underdog and hopes that image will attract voters in Los Angeles.

02/26/2013

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Community Activists Get Out The Vote Before Election Day

Republican and Democratic community activists were getting out the vote Monday to make sure every last person turns out to the polls on Election Day.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/05/2012

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