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Minimum wage bill advances to Senate floor

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 Stockton emerges as state's leading contender for Tesla battery factory

The San Joaquin Valley city of Stockton has had it rough. »Read

In this article: Bay Area Council, Jerry Brown, Stephen Levy, Jim Wunderman
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 Editorial: Can open primaries save the world?

Recently, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., suggested that the California-style top-two primary can save the country, or at least its political system. He very well could be right. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Tim Donnelly, Michael Honda, Tom McClintock
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 Congressional Negotiators Strike VA Reform Deal

In three days, Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Jeff Miller have turned around the state of negotiations »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, Senate Democrats
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 S.F. voters to weigh possible $104 million in new spending

The three would account for the 'largest voter-directed increase in general fund spending in a single election in city history' if approved, the city controller wrote in a recent memo. A proposed increase in the city's minimum wage, the ... »Read

In this article: David Campos, David Chiu, Edwin M. Lee, minimum wage
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 Export-Import Bank in danger zone

Conservatives and coal-friendly Democrats put the bank's future in jeopardy. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, John Campbell, Mark Kirk
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 Neel Kashkari is running the best campaign that money can't buy

Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari is hosting radio shows, pushing for debates, even marching in parades -- anything he can do without spending his scant money, while Gov. Jerry Brown watches and waits. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Tim Donnelly, Field Poll, Dan Newman, PPIC, Meg Whitman
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 Brown to visit Mexican president

The governor's office announces he will discuss immigration with Enrique Pena Nieto. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Rocky Chavez, Kamala Harris
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 California governor to meet with Mexican president

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Rocky Chavez, Kamala Harris
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 NEW: Groundwater war breaks out

  Future historians might mark July 20 as the date when a full scale war broke out over California’s groundwater. On July 20 in the Los Angeles Times, George Skelton, the dean of California journalists, said it was unfair to tell him he ... »Read

In this article: Roger Dickinson, Legislature, Fran Pavley, George Skelton, water
Bills: AB 3030,
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 Many Hurdles in the Race to Recess

Congress will try to deal with the border crisis, VA reform, and a host of other issues before adjourning for the summer on Thursday. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Pamela Harris, Kevin McCarthy, Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 VA Health Care Deal Reached; Miller, Sanders Plan to Announce Monday (Updated)

Updated 8 p.m. | A VA health care deal has been reached after a weekend of negotiating to resolve differences between the House and Senate. »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 The Buzz: Pérez campaign led the way in Sacramento-area ad buys

The Sacramento TV market’s largest broadcast stations netted more than $623,000 in ad revenue from federal, state and local campaign committees in the weeks before last month’s primary election, public filings show. »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Betty T. Yee
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 Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans' funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tentative agreement has been reached by the chairmen of the U.S. Senate and House veterans committees on legislation aimed at resolving the Veterans Affairs healthcare crisis, their spokesmen said on Sunday. »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 Gov. Brown under pressure to open a trade office

Tourism is an important component of Jerry Brown's mission to Mexico, where the California governor is seeking new pathways to enhance commerce. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Lou Correa, Robert Huff, Allan Zaremberg
Bills: SB 928,
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 VA Health Care Deal Reached; Miller, Sanders Plan to Announce Monday

A VA health care deal has been reached after a weekend of negotiating to resolve differences between the House and Senate. »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 Tentative Deal Reached on VA Reform

(WASHINGTON) — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans’ health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. ... »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 Congress Reaches Deal to Help Fix VA

Leaders from the House and Senate Committees on Veterans' Affairs announced Sunday they have reached a deal on legislation to help fix the VA that has been bogged down in conference committee for more than a week over questions of costs and partisan ... »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 Veterans' Affairs committee chairman reach deal on legislation

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., moved past a public breakdown in negotiations last week to reach an agreement on reform legislation »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 Issa orders former Export-Import Bank employee to appear at Oversight hearing

A House committee has subpoenaed a former Export-Import Bank employee in a widening investigation that could complicate efforts to reauthorize the lender two months before its charter expires. The worker is being ordered to testify Tuesday to the ... »Read

In this article: Darrell Issa, Kevin McCarthy
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 Deal reached on VA reforms

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Jeff Miller reach an agreement to pass legislation. »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, Barack Obama, Senate Democrats
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 California agencies can't say if they are meeting water conservation goals

The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused 'water stations' at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, James Nielsen, unemployment insurance, water
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 House, Senate negotiators reach deal on veterans bill

House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement to deal with the long-term needs of the struggling Department of Veterans Affairs and plan to unveil their proposal Monday. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), ... »Read

In this article: John McCain, Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 In Mexico, everyone knew Schwarzenegger; math professor knows Brown

MEXICO CITY – Arnold Schwarzenegger? Jaime Grabinsky, a mathematician, buys a snack in Mexico City on July 27, 2014 »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger
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 APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 5 Hot Issues to Watch This Week

Santa Ana’s proposed gang injunction goes before a judge, and Huntington Beach considers limiting rent increases at mobile home parks. »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, Jose Moreno
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 Neighbors to Sand Fire evacuees provide clothes, animal shelters

With 1,200 El Dorado and Amador county residents leaving their homes this weekend because of the Sand Fire, neighboring communities have stepped in to provide clothing and shelter evacuees and their animals. Flames from the Sand fire, envelop ... »Read

In this article: Karen Spencer, Rodney Stanhope
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 California governor kicks off Mexico trade mission

Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday aimed at increasing direct investments in California, promoting university exchanges and forming environmental partnerships to combat climate change. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Rocky Chavez, Kamala Harris
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 Participants of California governor's Mexico trip

California Gov. Jerry Brown and a delegation of state and business officials begin three days of meetings in Mexico on Monday to discuss trade and the environment. Participants include five state senators, 10 Assembly members, nine administration ... »Read

In this article: Air Resources Board, Luis A. Alejo, Rusty Areias, Richard Bloom, Jerry Brown, California Independent System Operator, Nora Campos, Rocky Chavez, Ellen Corbett, Lou Correa, Kevin De Leon, Lucetta Dunn, Lauren Faber, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Cristina Garcia, Roger Hernandez, Chris Holden, Ben Hueso, Anne Kelly, Brian Kelly, Ricardo Lara, Duncan D. McFetridge, Jose Medina, Pedro Nava, Mary Nichols, Ann Notthoff, Fabian Nunez, Bob Roberts, Karen Ross, Jerry Sanders, Susan Talamantes Eggman, Gary Toebben, Robert Weisenmiller, Allan Zaremberg
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 Bills aim to bring family law into 21st century

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers will consider updating family law and parental rights to keep up with the evolving nature of families when they return from summer break.... »Read

In this article: Tom Ammiano, Jerry Brown, Mike Gatto, Legislature
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 Family law bills proposed in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- As the rise of nontraditional families leads to disputes under outdated law, California lawmakers returning from summer break will consider bills that seek to update family law.... »Read

In this article: Tom Ammiano, Steve Fox, Mike Gatto, Jimmy Gomez, Jim Patterson
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