Sacramento Bee

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Sacramento Bee reports retirees in some state jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Data reviewed by The Sacramento Bee shows that more than two dozen departments are still using retired executives to fill some of the highest-paying positions in state government.

04/21/2013

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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California sees steep fall in teacher pink slips

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California teachers are seeing a steep drop in pink slips, thanks to the strengthening economy and new revenue from voter-approved taxes.

03/16/2013

Report: state lawmakers skirt contribution limits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A report finds California lawmakers are circumventing campaign finance limits through “ballot measure” committees that set no caps on the amount donors can contribute.

03/11/2013

CA farms face labor shortage as farmworkers age

SELMA, Calif. (AP) — California’s $44 billion agricultural industry faces a worsening labor shortage as farmworkers age and fewer migrants from Mexico come to replace them.

03/10/2013

21012 Election Day

Sacramento County discovers 407 uncounted ballots

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County election officials have found 407 ballots that were cast in the Nov. 6 election but never counted.

02/15/2013

Former Calif. prosecutor facing ethics charges

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former Northern California prosecutor is facing ethics charges over statements his campaign made about a rival for superior court judge.

02/15/2013

Alcohol sales enforcers get heavy-duty protection

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper investigation finds the state agency that regulates alcohol sales has purchased over $70,000 worth of bullet-resistant helmets and gas masks for its officers, whose work rarely exposes them to gunfire.

12/31/2012

Volunteers toughen up bobcat kitten who’s too nice

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California animal rescue group is trying to help an orphaned bobcat kitten with a problem: She’s too nice.

12/27/2012

Loose gorilla alert? Electronic road sign hacked

LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) – A prankster is changing the message on an electronic traffic warning sign in Northern California. The sign is supposed to tell people that a road in the Placer County city of […]

11/14/2012

Squabble over school newspaper ad content

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) – A First Amendment squabble is brewing in California over high school newspaper and yearbook advertising content. The Sacramento Bee says the Roseville Joint Union High School District’s decision this month to […]

10/29/2012

Feds launch formal electricity trading probe

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) – Federal regulators have intensified an investigation into JPMorgan Chase & Co. electricity trading in California. The California Independent System Operator, a Folsom-based agency that runs the state’s power grid and oversees […]

09/21/2012

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