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Anti-Terror Program Tracks Innocents, ACLU Says

The ACLU and several other groups released 1,800 “suspicious activity reports” Thursday, saying they show the inner-workings of a domestic surveillance program that is sweeping up innocent Americans.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/19/2013

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Debate Chugs Along Over Whether Granting Immigrants Driver’s Licenses Will Make Roads Safer

A debate over granting illegal immigrants driver’s licenses continues to chug along after the California Legislature passed a bill on it Thursday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/13/2013

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Immigrant Driver’s License Bill Remains In Limbo

Immigrants who are in the country illegally would be able to get California driver’s licenses under a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate, but it was not immediately certain whether it would be sent to the governor this year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

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Legislature Sends Brown Bill On Calif. Prison Deal

The Legislature approved a compromise plan Wednesday to deal with California’s prison crowding crisis by passing a bill asking federal judges to extend a deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2013

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Calif. Bill Would Expand Ban On Requesting Passwords

The legislation would expand California’s prohibition against employers asking job candidates or employees for access to their social media accounts.

09/11/2013

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Calif. Senate Approves Dropping Standardized Tests

The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would end traditional standardized testing of students in reading, math and social science, as the top federal education official threatened to withhold federal funds if the measure becomes law.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/10/2013

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CA Senate OK Bill On Abortion Clinic Building Code

The bill would bring construction standards for clinics that perform abortions into line with all other primary care clinics.

09/09/2013

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State Senate Approves Reopening 9/11 Scholarship Program

The state Senate has approved reopening a college scholarship program for the relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

09/04/2013

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Bill Would Encourage Relocation Of Mountain Lions

California would relocate more troublesome mountain lions instead of killing them under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/26/2013

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Bill Would Let Non-Physicians Perform Abortions

Nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants could perform a type of early abortion under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, leaving the measure one step from the governor.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/26/2013

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Bill Would Increase Penalties For ‘Swatting’ Calls

People who make fake 911 calls would be subject to paying the costs of mobilizing emergency responders under a bill that is close to passing the state Legislature.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/19/2013

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Fracking Activists Urge Lawmaker To Withdraw ‘Gutted’ Bill

Environmental activists were set to descend on the offices of a San Fernando Valley lawmaker Monday to demand she support a legislative ban on a controversial drilling process.

08/12/2013

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Calif. Senate Leader Backs Private Prison Plan

The leader of the state Senate on Wednesday backed Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to send thousands of inmates to private prisons rather than free them early to comply with federal court orders to reduce prison crowding.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/07/2013

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Senate Passes Bill On Non-Citizen Poll Workers

The state Senate on Monday approved legislation that would allow immigrants who are not U.S. citizens to assist voters casting a ballot.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/08/2013

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Senate OKs Bill To Ease Immigration, Boost Border Security

With a solemnity reserved for momentous occasions, the Senate passed historic legislation Thursday offering the priceless hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America’s shadows.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/27/2013

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