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Penny Pitching Tradition Chips Away At Historical Sculpture In Sacramento

Let the finger-pointing begin — lawmakers and lobbyists honoring a tradition at California’s Capitol may have made a million dollar mistake.

09/02/2014

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Richard Dreyfuss Honored By California Lawmakers For Promoting Civics Education

Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss told California lawmakers he hopes the American public will once again view politics as a noble calling.

08/21/2014

Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino,  January 30, 2014 (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Plans To Vote On New Water Bond Measure For November Election

Pressed by a deadline and California’s severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot.

08/13/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (C) is applauded by Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (R) before delivering the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California. One month after taking office, Gov. Brown delivered the State of the State address to a joint session of the California State legislature. (Sullivan/Getty Images)

Panel Approves 2 Percent Pay Raise For California Lawmakers, Officials

A citizens’ commission has approved 2 percent cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers and statewide officials, including the governor and attorney general.

06/20/2014

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

Phil Matier: California Legislators Are Highest Paid In Nation

A new report by Pew Charitable Trusts shows that California legislators make over $90,000 a year and may still be getting a raise.

05/27/2014

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

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