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The gurney inside the lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison. (CBS)

Study Considers Cost of California’s Death Penalty

A report released Monday tallies the cost of carrying out an execution in California, suggesting that the financial impact to California taxpayers since capital punishment was reinstated in the state is in the neighborhood $4 billion.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/20/2011

California State Capitol

Phil Matier: Bill To Limit Gifts To California Lawmakers Dies

A state Senate committee has killed a bill that would have prohibited lawmakers from receiving free spa treatments, sports tickets and rounds of golf.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/27/2011

Phil Matier: Thank Florida For Funding California’s High Speed Rail

California’s roughly $300 million share will be used for a 20-mile stretch of the rail project in the Central Valley.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/09/2011

Phil Matier: Deal Lifts Vacation Cap For California Prison Guards

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office said Tuesday that the average correctional officer already has nearly 19 weeks of accumulated leave time, valued at $600 million.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/19/2011

Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco (AP)

Phil Matier: Fairmont Condo Conversion Proposal Comes Up Short In San Francisco

This remarkable shift in the City’s landscape begs the question – what will become of the Fairmont?

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/18/2011

jerry brown

Phil Matier: Poll Gauges Voters’ Thoughts About Brown’s Performance

The survey released Tuesday shows 48 percent of registered voters approve of Gov. Brown’s initial performance as governor, while 21 percent disapprove and nearly one-third have no opinion.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/22/2011

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