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Women participate in a month-long hunger strike to push for immigration reform. (KCBS)

San Francisco Women Participate In Month-Long Hunger Strike To Push For Immigration Reform

A couple dozen women in San Francisco’s Mission District participating in a national month-long hunger strike began fasting Thursday to push lawmakers to act on comprehensive U.S. immigration reform and to stop deportations, activists said.

04/03/2014

Kevin Spacey in "House Of Cards" (credit: Netflix)

‘House Of Cards’ Wants MD. To Boost Tax Credits

Netflix’s “House of Cards” is demanding millions in tax credits from Maryland…

02/21/2014

SWAT officers patrol a Sunnyvale neighborhood during the search for the gunman in the Cupertino cement plant shooting, October 6, 2011. (CBS)

California Lawmakers Set Sights On ‘Swatting’ Ban

California lawmakers are taking aim at the practice of “swatting,” which has sent police on fake emergency calls to the homes of Tom Cruise and other stars.

01/24/2013

California State Capitol

California Lawmakers Get Cars Fixed On Taxpayer Dime Before Purchase

At least a dozen California lawmakers repaired or upgraded their state-provided vehicles at taxpayers’ expense in the final weeks before the one-of-its-kind perk was ending, then later bought those vehicles for personal use.

12/05/2012

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Phil Matier: Public Sector Retirees At Center Of Pension Reform Debate

KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the root of the argument for pension reform.

08/30/2012

A model for the planned new stadium of the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara. (CBS)

Melissa Griffin: Lawmakers Back To Work; Santa Clara Stadium Fight Begins

With legislative recess over, our lawmakers are back in Sacramento to complete the business for the year, and that includes legislation addressing a recent issue over the 49ers Santa Clara stadium.

08/07/2012

Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Feinstein, Democrats Seek Tougher Gun Laws Following Colorado Massacre

Senator Dianne Feinstein joined several other Democrats on Tuesday to call for new gun control laws in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater.

07/24/2012

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

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmakers Return To DC For Votes On Jobless Benefits, Tax Cuts

The Bay Area congressional delegation was heading back to the nation’s capitol Monday to vote on a measure to extend a middle class tax cut.

12/19/2011

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

End To Lawmaker Perk Could Cost California More In Long Run

California lawmakers are going to lose a big perk this week: their mostly-state-funded cars. Interestingly, though, the change could actually cost taxpayers more in the long run.

11/28/2011

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