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California resurgent under Brown, but spending still a worry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown is drawing praise for his political maneuvering in closing a $25 billion budget deficit and restoring some of California’s financial luster. The state’s credit rating is rebounding and […]

07/05/2013

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GOP has tough choices on Voting Rights Act

ATLANTA (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act has caught Republicans between new state autonomy that conservatives covet and the law’s popularity among voters even GOP leaders say the […]

07/04/2013

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Texas Republicans on verge of passing abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state, and Democrats planned an old-fashioned marathon filibuster […]

06/24/2013

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Calif. Senate passes $96.3B Democratic budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Legislature began passing California’s massive state spending plan Friday amid sharp divisions over whether the compromise struck by Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown will further the state’s recovery or eventually […]

06/14/2013

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California set to pass on-time budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California lawmakers are expected to approve on an on-time Democratic spending plan that includes a historic change in the school funding system to help poor and minority students. Lawmakers are expected […]

06/14/2013

Suspended California State Senator Ron Calderon (AP Photo)

California senator’s 2 offices targeted by FBI

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state Senate official says the FBI raided a senator’s two offices but did not search the office of the 23-member Latino caucus. Agents spent more than six hours Tuesday […]

06/05/2013

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Weiner gets started stumping in NYC mayoral race

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner set out to reintroduce himself to voters Thursday as he embarked on a mayoral bid after leaving Congress in a sexting scandal. He found a much more supportive reception […]

05/23/2013

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Calif. environmental changes could aid Kings bid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The leader of the California Senate says changes he is seeking to the state’s environmental-protection law could help Sacramento’s effort to keep its professional basketball team.

04/24/2013

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Top Dem sees ‘train wreck’ for Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama’s health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it’s headed for a “train wreck” because of bumbling implementation.

04/17/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo)

Brown sees tough path for environmental law reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown says he sees little support in the Legislature for overhauling California’s landmark environmental protection law, a comment that surprised the leader of the state Senate.

04/16/2013

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