Sacramento Bee

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California state workers approve union pact

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Members of California’s largest public employee union have overwhelmingly approved a three-year contract with Gov. Jerry Brown. The Sacramento Bee reports SEIU Local 1000 announced Tuesday that 90 percent of […]

07/09/2013

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Agency failed to collect millions in cleanup fees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Polluters liable for $100 million in cleanup fees for contaminated properties were never billed, and instead California taxpayers were stuck with the tab. The Sacramento Bee reports the state Department of […]

05/30/2013

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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

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