Sacramento California

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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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Fertility care would be covered for seriously ill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Insurance companies would be required to pay for fertility treatments for patients battling cancer and other serious diseases under a bill that has passed the state Assembly. Cancer patients can require […]

05/29/2013

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Bill would require correct ID in debt-collections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Debt collectors would have to make sure they are going after the right person under a bill approved by the state Senate on Friday. Democratic Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco […]

05/24/2013

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Calif. bill would prohibit ticket-buying software

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Music and sports fans would have one less obstacle in buying tickets to popular events under a bill advancing through the California Legislature. Legislation by Democratic Assemblyman Richard Pan of Sacramento […]

05/23/2013

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UC hospitals face second day of worker walkout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Workers at University of California hospitals around the state are picketing for a second day over staffing and pension issues. Hospital pharmacists, nursing assistants, operating room scrubs and other health care […]

05/22/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown defends education spending in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is defending his proposal to shift some education spending to the state’s neediest children. With a proposed jump in school spending this year, Brown wants to target new […]

05/17/2013

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Calif. council adopts delta management plan

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California agency has unanimously adopted a broad, long-range plan to manage the ailing Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The Delta Stewardship Council voted 7-0 on Thursday to approve the final version […]

05/17/2013

Mother describes son as protective of his little sister

VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) – Authorities in Valley Springs, California, remain tight-lipped about this weekend’s arrest of a 12-year-old boy in connection with last month’s stabbing death of his 8-year-old sister inside their home. But, […]

05/13/2013

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Calif. considers speeding up inmate releases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is considering speeding up the release of some inmates while allowing other inmates with a violent history to become firefighters, under a proposal to cut crowding in state prisons Gov. […]

05/03/2013

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Governor signs bill to speed up gun seizures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation expanding the ability of state agents to seize firearms from nearly 20,000 Californians who are not allowed to have them. They collectively own more than […]

05/01/2013

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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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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

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