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Homeless Parolees Weigh On Calif. Counties

Stable housing is critical to the success of low-level felons being released under California Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison reform law.

07/04/2014

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Mayor Celebrates First Year In Office With Anniversary Tour Across LA

Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrated his first year in office touring Los Angeles and addressing the progress he’s made on his campaign promises.

07/02/2014

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Race For LA County Sheriff Heats Up As Primaries Approach

As the California Primary elections quickly approach, the race for the next Los Angeles County Sheriff heats up.

05/27/2014

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Former State Assemblyman, Visionary John Vasconcellos Dies At 82 In Santa Clara

Former California Assemblyman John Vasconcellos, a colorful Democrat who was considered a visionary and served for 38 years in the state Legislature, died Saturday. He was 82.

05/25/2014

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Brown Defends His Record, Details Challenges Facing California

Gov. Jerry Brown presented a robust defense of his record over the last three-and-a-half years during a speech to California business leaders Wednesday, promoting his efforts with education, pension reform, workers’ compensation, criminal justice and the economy.

05/21/2014

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Republican Candidates For Calif. Governor Clash In Debate

The long-running dispute over the identity of the California Republican party was played out in sharp contrast Thursday, as two rival candidates for governor offered sharply differing views on the future of the GOP during what was their first, and probably only, joint appearance of the primary campaign.

05/16/2014

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Gov. Brown’s Budget Plan Expected To Include Catastrophic Cuts To In-Home Care Services

Activists are concerned the changes Gov. Jerry Brown plans to make to California’s budget Tuesday will include huge cuts to resources for in-home caregivers.

05/12/2014

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Lawmakers, Brown Compromise On Rainy Day Fund

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday agreed to replace the rainy day fund measure on the November ballot with a bipartisan plan that would set aside revenue of up to 10 percent of California’s general fund and dedicate money to paying down the state’s massive debts and liabilities.

05/08/2014

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California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Advances

On a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.

05/08/2014

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Analyst Says Calif. Faces $340B In Debt

California faces $340 billion in debts, or more than $8,500 for each of its 38 million residents, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office said Wednesday in recommending that the state set priorities for paying down its key long-term liabilities.

05/07/2014

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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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