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California Public Employees' Retirement System (AP Photo)

Report: pension payouts doubled after benefit bump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s biggest public pension system saw retirement payouts for new retirees double between 1999 and 2012 as higher pensions established years ago started taking effect. New CalPERS data analyzed by the […]

09/09/2013

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Calif. inmates end hunger strike after 2 months

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California inmates have ended a nearly two-month hunger strike to protest the prison system’s isolation policies, prison officials said Thursday. All inmates began accepting prison-issued meals, Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard said. […]

09/05/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

Legislation would protect Calif. transit money

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democrats in the state Assembly have drafted legislation they hope will help California keep about $1.6 billion in federal transportation money after the state scaled back some […]

09/04/2013

First grade teacher Lynda Jensen walks with her class of 30 children at Willow Glenn Elementary School in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Calif. seeks to shelve current standardized tests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Education officials are proposing to do away with the standardized reading and math tests California public school students have taken since the late 1990s. California Deputy Superintendent Deb Sigman told the […]

09/04/2013

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Calif. county votes for secession from state

YREKA, Calif. (AP) — A far Northern California county where residents have complained they lack representation at the state capitol wants to separate from California. The Record Searchlight of Redding reports that the Siskiyou County […]

09/04/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown

Calif. bill would allow for multiple legal parents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly has approved a bill that would allow judges to declare that a child has more than two legal parents. Under the legislation from Democratic Sen. Mark Leno of […]

09/03/2013

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Senate leader takes over with Brown, Newsom gone

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is California’s acting governor, with the state’s two top chief executives out of state over the holiday weekend. The Sacramento Democrat used the position Thursday […]

08/30/2013

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Calif Senate votes to end loophole in old rape law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Senate unanimously approved a bill on Thursday that would close a loophole in California law that resulted in a rape conviction being overturned because the woman was not married. […]

08/15/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

Brown signs transgender-student bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker […]

08/12/2013

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A dozen Calif. leaders will revamp imperiled parks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group of California business, education and nonprofit leaders have agreed to help revamp the state parks system in an effort to restore confidence and financial stability to an institution rocked […]

08/06/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

Poll: Californians OK with Brown ahead of election, want more state action on climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll shows that Gov. Jerry Brown has a record high 54 percent approval rating with California voters before he heads into a likely re-election campaign next year. But the […]

07/31/2013

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California finds too few inmates for early release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration says in a court filing that the state is falling far short of meeting a demand from federal judges to find thousands of inmates who could be […]

07/19/2013

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