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Lawmakers approve bill to aid Sacramento NBA arena

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attempts to overhaul California’s landmark environmental law are expected to continue next year after the Legislature passed a narrow measure that focuses on assisting the effort to build an NBA arena […]

09/12/2013

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Attempted murder conviction in K-9 shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A jury has returned an attempted murder conviction for a woman whose boyfriend shot and seriously wounded a Sacramento police dog before firing on the K-9’s human partner. The Sacramento Bee […]

09/12/2013

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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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Bill would remove homelessness as abuse criteria

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved legislation to remove homelessness as an automatic reason for reporting child abuse or neglect. AB652 by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco says people who […]

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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Enviros not happy with California carbon offsets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A component of California’s landmark offensive against greenhouse gas emissions is not sitting well with some environmental groups. Under the measure, companies would be able to meet the state’s strict greenhouse […]

08/11/2013

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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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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

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Bill to ban lead ammo advances in Calif. Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state of California is one step closer to becoming the first in the nation to ban lead ammunition for hunting. The state Senate’s Natural Resources Committee voted 7-1 on Tuesday […]

06/11/2013

High speed rail

Board approves Calif high-speed rail construction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s High-Speed Rail Authority board has approved a nearly $1 billion contract to start construction on the first leg of the bullet train in the Central Valley. The board approved a […]

06/06/2013

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Mercury in California fish

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Sport fish from rivers and streams in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have higher levels of mercury in their systems than fish taken from anywhere else in California, a new survey has […]

06/02/2013

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