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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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Is An Agreement On Immigration Reform Around The Bend?

Both Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate Thursday said they were nearing an agreement on immigration reform.

06/20/2013

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Calif. Legislature Passes $96.3B Democratic Budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s Legislature has passed the state’s massive spending plan amid sharp divisions over whether the Democratic budget will further the state’s recovery or eventually return it to the multibillion-dollar deficits common during […]

06/14/2013

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Calif. Assembly Passes Bill To Raise Minimum Wage

Minimum-wage workers in California would see their first raises in six years under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/30/2013

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Bill Seeks To Ensure Privacy As Drone Use Rises

California would take its first steps to protect the public from the increased use of unmanned aircraft under a bill approved by the state Senate.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Move To Punish Hoax 911 ‘Swatting’ Callers

Legislation approved by the state Senate on Thursday would force pranksters who make hoax 911 calls, like the ones used to target celebrities, pay for the cost of police responding to the fake emergencies.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/09/2013

Rep. Tony Cárdenas demands an end to the sequester. (credit: Rep. Cardenas/Facebook)

Member Of House Budget Committee Demands End To Sequester

A member of the House Budget Committee Friday demanded an end to the sequester.

05/03/2013

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Valley Congressman Revisits Bill Aimed At ‘Too Big To Fail’ Banks

A San Fernando Valley Congressman is backing legislation to keep the nation’s biggest banks from threatening the stability of the financial system in the event of a collapse.

04/10/2013

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Report: LAUSD Misappropriated $158M In Funds For Low-Income Meals

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) racked up an alleged $158 million in misappropriations and unallowable charges, according to a new report Wednesday.

02/06/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Consider Tighter Restrictions On Weapons

California lawmakers promised Tuesday to move cautiously as they consider tighter restrictions on handguns, assault rifles and ammunition purchases.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/29/2013

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Viewing Parties To Be Held Downtown For Presidential Immigration Rally

A viewing party will be held in the Westlake District Tuesday during President Barack Obama’s rally for public support of immigration overhaul.

01/29/2013

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‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Brings Some Relief To Calif.

The deal in Washington to avoid the “fiscal cliff” will bring a reprieve to California’s slowly rebounding economy, but uncertainty remains in part because Congress delayed action on federal spending cuts.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/02/2013

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Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

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Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Desperation Showing In Final Days Of Campaign

As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.

11/02/2012

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