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Ballot Measure

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Union Sues City Over Pension Ballot Measure

San Jose’s police union is suing the city over a ballot measure that would reduce pension benefits.


California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Poll Finds California Voters Support Brown’s Tax Plan

California voters overwhelmingly support Governor Jerry Brown’s call for higher taxes to help pay for education.


Marijuana, pot

California Pot Bill Gaining Support For 2012 Ballot

But this time, advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana use want pot growers to be treated like vineyard owners or microbrewers and only be taxed if they it.


cash register

San Francisco Voters To Decide Local Sales Tax Hike

San Francisco voters must decide this November whether to approve a ½-cent sales tax increase to replace a state sales tax surcharge that expired earlier this summer.


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State Bill Would Block San Francisco Circumcision Ban

Two California lawmakers have introduced a bill that would pre-empt local governments from enacting laws regarding male circumcision and reserve such legislation for the state level.

CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

A view of Market Street heading east toward the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco Streets Bond Clears Key Hurdle Towards November Ballot

A $248 million bond measure to repair and improve San Francisco streets and sidewalks sailed out of committee Wednesday.


San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Critics Turn Out To Pan San Francisco Pension Reform Plan

A majority of city workers’ unions have actually signed off on Lee’s reform package but they do not represent retired workers, who complained to the supervisors at the hearing that they were left out of the process.



San Francisco Public Defender Tries Again On Pension Reform Measure

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi started gathering signatures Wednesday to put a revised version of his failed pension reform measure before voters in November.


Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Wants June Special Election On State Budget

In an exclusive interview with KCBS, Governor Jerry Brown is rejecting a new idea being floated by some GOP legislators: let California voters consider tax cuts, as well as tax increase extensions.


California Governor Jerry Brown (R) delivers the State of the State address as Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) looks on at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown Urges Special Election In State Of The State Address

Gov. Jerry Brown urged lawmakers to let California voters decide the direction of the state as it faces a gaping budget deficit, saying it would be “unconscionable” for them to block his request for a special election.

KPIX 5–01/31/2011