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Dianne Feinstein pleas for GOP votes on drought bill

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Study Finds Tripling Tobacco Tax Would Ignite Smuggling

"Russian & Armenian Organized Crime Groups from Sacramento & Southern California when the Tobacco Tax was increased I think 10 years ago, created a brand new and largely uncontrolled form of smuggling where Ryder or Uhaul Trucks were driven to Indian Reservations in Las Vegas and their is nothing that Ag Inspection in Barstow could do, there is nothing illegal in hauling Cigarettes as long as there is a bill of sale."

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Minimum wage bill advances to Senate floor

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 The Conversation feedback: What do you think about the growing disparity between the rich and poor?
Sacramento Bee/Opinion - April 20, 12:00 am
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 Dan Walters: California politicos admit failures in seeking rainy day fund
Sacramento Bee - April 20, 12:00 am
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 Editorial: Will drought end for rainy day fund?
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 Lawmakers face hundreds of bills, special session
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 Governor - time to reinvest in Californians

Big Oil is perhaps the poster child of this quasi-legal corruption - deeply feared in Sacramento and fiercely committed to making sure California remains the only major-oil-producing state that allows our natural resources to be exploited without ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Budget Project, Ron Calderon, state budget, Leland Yee
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 What the Legislature can do to restore the public's trust

California already has enacted new fees on lobbyists and campaign committees to pay for a system upgrade, but no project upgrade has been initiated. The governor, the Legislature and the secretary of state should make modernizing Cal-Access a ... »Read

In this article: Legislature, Kristin Olsen, Lois Wolk, Leland Yee
Bills: SB 1442,
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 Cards defense, bullpen falter in 3-2 loss to Nats

The Cardinals managed to score twice against Stephen Strasburg while starter Shelby Miller kept the Nationals offense quiet. Nine outs away from taking yet another series from Washington, St. Louis' defense and bullpen couldn't finish the job. »Read

In this article: Matt Adams, Matt Williams
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 Barnidge: Common Core is coming to public schools, whether your like it or not

Will it bring student engagement and critical thinking or a lot of unnecessary change? »Read

In this article: Craig Cheslog, Tom Torlakson
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 Span's sacrifice fly in 9th lifts Nats over Cards

Denard Span's approach with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning proves math pays off. »Read

In this article: Anthony Rendon, Matt Williams
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 Lawmakers face hundreds of bills, special session

Lawmakers return from their spring recess this week focusing on hundreds of bills that have to pass from one house to the other by the end of May. »Read

In this article: Lorena Gonzalez, sick leave
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 Sleeping girl killed in alleged drunk driver crash

A 16-year-old Southern California girl was killed while sleeping in her bed after an alleged drunken driver crashed his SUV into her home. »Read

In this article: Dan Morain, Roberto Rodriguez
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 Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

[...] with eight months left on the job and a decision to make about the 2016 presidential race, the long-serving governor known for his Texas swagger is now the focus of a grand jury investigation that could cause more difficulty than any adversary ... »Read

In this article: Ray Sullivan, Leland Yee
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 NEW: On energy resources, will CA ignore lessons of North Dakota?

It was just less than two years ago that City Journal had the first high-profile story laying out the enormous economic potential of certain of California's natural resources: 'The biggest onshore story is the potential of the Monterey Formation ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Joel Kotkin, Chris Reed
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 SD threatens to panhandle in river park

Surfing Madonna champions earn a rose, but O'side draws a strike call. »Read

In this article: Kevin Faulconer, Bob Filner, Jerry Sanders
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 Oakland auditor sounds pension alarm

Report finds that city risks insolvency if it fails to do more to address rising pension costs. »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, CalPERS, Joseph Nation
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 How I Made It: Bill Dombrowski, California Retailers Assn. president

Bill Dombrowski has crafted political and legislative strategies for the influential trade group for the last 20 years.The job : Bill Dombrowski is president of the California Retailers Assn., a trade group based in Sacramento that includes most of ... »Read

In this article: Gray Davis, Bill Dombrowski, Legislature, minimum wage
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 AEG on the rebound after a rough year

AEG has seen most of its worldwide operations surge after a rough year that included a corporate shake-up and the Michael Jackson civil trial.Last year, Los Angeles entertainment giant AEG weathered a major corporate shake-up, endured a six-month ... »Read

In this article: Philip Anschutz, Jan Perry
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 Editorial: Will drought end for rainy day fund?

Gov. Jerry Brown has elicited much-deserved plaudits, from Democrats and Republicans alike, for calling a special session of the Legislature on Thursday to strengthen the state’s rainy day fund. “We simply must prevent the massive deficits of ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Robert Huff, Legislature, John A. Perez, state budget, Darrell Steinberg, water
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 Michelle Rhee: Students win when great teachers are protected

An attorney for the California Teachers Association labor union made a statement recently regarding the Vergara v. California court case, and I completely agree with it. [Insert dramatic pause here.] Yes, that’s right. Let that sink in for a... »Read

In this article: California Teachers Association, Michelle Rhee, state budget, water
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 On the Move: New jobs and promotions

Sacramento-area businesses announce job moves. »Read

In this article: Jason O. Gabhart, Michael Miller
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 Dan Walters: California politicos admit failures in seeking rainy day fund

In seeking to create a “rain day fund” to soak up some revenues, Capitol politicians admit to failures of the past. Dan Walters »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Darrell Steinberg, Dan Walters
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 Marcos Breton: We suffer because we care

On this profoundly meaningful day of Easter, it doesn’t seem any easier to find the meaning behind why terrible things happen. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Dan Morain, water
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 Two former Twin Rivers Unified trustees seek to win back seats they lost in 2012

Two former Twin Rivers Unified school board members ousted by voters in 2012 are seeking a rematch with the trustees who won their seats. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Dan Morain, water
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 Dan Morain: California could be in the running for Tesla’s battery factory, after all

Californians helped birth Elon Musk Inc., so why is he thinking about building his battery factory in states other than California? Dan Morain »Read

In this article: Air Resources Board, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, Gray Davis, Energy Commission, Dianne Feinstein, Legislature, Claudia Morain, Dan Morain
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 The Conversation feedback: What do you think about the growing disparity between the rich and poor?

Re “Squeezing the middle class” (Forum, April 13): Susan Sward quotes author Thomas Frank, who blames some conservatives for “reducing corporations’ tax burdens.” In fact, the corporate tax rate in the United ... »Read

In this article: JOHN P. CALDWELL, minimum wage
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 Merced County's Paul Lo becomes first Hmong judge in U.S.

Judge Paul Lo tried to hold back tears Friday as he spoke about the men and women who paved the way to his spot on the Merced County Superior Court bench. Read comments »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Jim Costa, water
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