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California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccination Bill; Legislation Headed To Governor

A controversial bill that makes it harder for parents to opt out of childhood vaccinations faces one more vote in the state legislature Monday before California’s Gov. Brown weighs in.

06/29/2015

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Gov. Brown, Lawmakers Agree On $115.4 Billion California Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Tuesday announced a $115.4 billion budget that sends billions of dollars more to public schools and universities in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and boosts spending on social welfare programs that legislative leaders have made a priority.

06/16/2015

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Californians Decrease Water Use By 13.5% In Month Of April As Drought Continues

Californians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by decreasing their water use 13.5 percent in April.

06/02/2015

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California Democrats And Republicans Could Agree To Hike Gas Tax

California’s $59 billion backlog of roadway maintenance projects has Governor Jerry Brown fed up and seeking to raise the state’s gas tax, which hasn’t been increased since the early ’90s.

05/26/2015

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin’s Death Row Is Running Out Of Room

San Quentin’s Death Row is home to some of the state’s most notorious criminals, but the prison may be running out of room for them, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to ask for millions of dollars to pay for more cells.

05/25/2015

President Barack Obama addressed the nation about a possible military strike on Syria on September 10, 2013. (CBS)

‘President Of California,’ Death To Gays, Ban On Eating Shellfish Among Ballot Initiatives Awaiting Official Processing From Attorney General

In the land of direct democracy, anyone with $200 can get just about anything approved for signature gathering, and anyone with enough signatures can get their idea on the ballot for a vote, and this year, one of those items would declare a “president of California.”

05/21/2015

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Gov. Brown Forgets To Endorse San Francisco Mayor Lee For Reelection; Returns To Stage, Makes It Official

California Governor Jerry Brown endorsed San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for reelection at a business conference, but he missed his opportunity to do so during his speech.

05/21/2015

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San Jose Largest City In State To Face Mandatory Water Rationing With Monthly Allotments

San Jose residents face mandatory water rationing with monthly allotments and the possibility of penalties if they go over their allowed amount as soon as mid-June.

05/12/2015

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Jerry Brown Tells Water Plan Critics: ‘Shut Up, Because You Don’t Know What The Hell You’re Talking About’

Gov. Jerry Brown is taking a blunt approach with critics of his $15 million plan to build twin tunnels to send water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

05/06/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Regulators Approve Unprecedented Water Cutbacks Up To 36%

California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.

05/06/2015

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