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California Spending $975 Less Per K-12 Students Than National Average Despite Improved Rankings

California is spending much more on schools since the passage of Governor Brown’s temporary tax increase, Proposition 30, but is likely to slip back toward the bottom once those higher taxes expire.

03/24/2015

2016 President Campaign Hopeful Ted Cruz (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

A homeless man uses an umbrella to hold off the water. (CBS SF)

Gov. Brown Won’t Comment On San Francisco Cathedral Controversy, Worries About Decades-Long Homeless Problem

Gov. Jerry Brown says it is not his place to chastise the Archdiocese of San Francisco for pouring water on homeless people at St. Mary’s Cathedral, which KCBS first reported Wednesday. Brown is expressing concern about how intractable the city’s homeless problem is.

03/20/2015

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Sees No Harm In Fracking; California Report Suggest Otherwise

A new report suggests that fracking operations in California produce highly contaminate wastewater. Despite the evidence, Gov. Brown still supports the process.

03/10/2015

Janet Napolitano (r) (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Record Number of UC Applicants; Napolitano-Brown Rift Leaves Allowed Enrollments Unclear

University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications, but it’s still unclear exactly how many new students can enroll.

03/02/2015

Plastic grocery bags are piled into a grocery cart. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Enough Signatures Gathered To Put Referendum On California’s Plastic-Bag Ban On 2016 Ballot

The secretary of state’s office says a referendum seeking to repeal California’s statewide ban on plastic bags has qualified for the November 2016 ballot.

02/24/2015

University Of California Board Votes On Napolitano Becoming President

UC Board Of Regents Recommend Gov. Brown and Janet Napolitano Form 2-Person Advisory Committee

The University of California’s long range planning committee recommended the formation of a select advisory committee consisting only of Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano on the cost structure of the university in San Francisco on Wednesday.

01/21/2015

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown Adds To Rainy Day Fund With $113 Billion State Spending Plan Released Friday

Gov. Jerry Brown plans to unveil a record $113 billion state spending plan that boosts schools and pays debt, but will reject additional funding for the University of California.

01/09/2015

Gov. Jerry Brown (center), his wife, Anne Gust Brown (center right), and Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency administrator (center left), along with other dignitaries sign a section of rail during the California High-Speed Rail groundbreaking ceremony in Fresno, January 6, 2015. (CBS)

California Breaks Ground On High-Speed Rail Project; Doubts Remain Over 1st-In-Nation System

California’s high-speed rail project became the first in the nation to break ground on Tuesday, aiming to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours.

01/06/2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Legacy In Focus As Brown Begins Historic 4th Term As California Governor

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) – Jerry Brown made history Monday when he was sworn in for his fourth term as governor of California, cautioning that the state is positioned for a bright future if it can live […]

01/05/2015

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