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Darrell Steinberg

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California State Senate Leader Apologizes For Pulling TV Plug On Tax Hearing

The leader of the California State Senate has apologized for his office’s last-minute decision not to televise a legislative hearing that included testimony about Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative.

08/13/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New California Budget Crafted To Influence Voters

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers have long warned of dire consequences if California voters reject a proposed tax hike on the November ballot.

06/28/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Signs California Budget Relying On Tax Proposal

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new budget for California on Wednesday that relies heavily on voters approving his proposed tax hikes in November.

06/27/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Set Budget Vote As Deadline Looms

With Gov. Jerry Brown refusing to sign off on their plan, Democratic leaders say they are working on two tracks to pass a budget and continue negotiations with the governor on welfare cuts.

06/15/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Democrats Talk California Budget Ahead Of Friday Deadline

Democratic legislative leaders are meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown as they chase a Friday deadline to approve a state budget that addresses California’s nearly $16 billion deficit.

06/11/2012

(AP)

Feinstein Wants California Legislators To Curb Abusive Lawsuits Over ADA

The senator said she is concerned that some lawyers are taking advantage of small businesses by filing lawsuits under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

04/08/2012

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Attorney General Proposes California Homeowner Bill Of Rights

The package of six bills would make it harder to foreclose on Californians and evict them from their homes.

02/29/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Dems Seek State-Run Pensions For Private Workers

Two leading California Democrats want to create a state-run retirement savings program for an estimated 6.7 million private-sector workers whose employers do not offer pensions or 401(k)s.

CBS San Francisco–02/23/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Democrats Sue Controller For Halting Lawmaker Pay

he Legislature’s Democratic leaders have filed a lawsuit against the state controller for blocking lawmakers’ pay last year after deciding they had failed to meet their constitutional deadline for passing a balanced budget.

01/24/2012

San Francisco City College (CBS)

California Students Could Save $1 Billion Downloading Textbooks

Public colleges in California can defray the cost of inevitable tuition and fee hikes by making textbooks available online for download, a leading state lawmaker said Wednesday.

12/13/2011

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