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Melissa Griffin: California High-Speed Rail Funding Approved

On Friday the State Senate endorsed an $8 billion dollar package for high speed rail. Not everyone is excited about it.


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

California Lawmakers Pass Budget, But Work Unfinished

Democratic lawmakers have approved a plan to balance California’s $15.7 billion deficit without Gov. Jerry Brown’s endorsement so they can keep collecting their paychecks.


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

Decision At Hand On Prop 28 Term Limit Tweak

Californians were deciding whether to tweak legislative term limits to allow lawmakers to remain in either the Assembly or Senate for up to 12 years.


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

California Voters Still Approve Of Governor Brown, But Not Legislature

The latest Field Poll showed that 66 percent of those surveyed disapprove of the job of legislators in California.


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Tech Watch: Popular Websites Plan Day Of Protest

CNET Editor at Large Brian Cooley said that several websites are protesting the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, which is still being discussed in the Senate.


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Tech Report: Debt Debate Could Help The Smartphone Industry

The debt ceiling debate in Washington could benefit the smartphone industry.
One of the provisions in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan would be to raise million-of-dollars for debt reduction by auctioning off some of the airwaves.


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Calif. State Senate Approves College Aid For Illegal Immigrants

Gov. Jerry Brown will get his chance to let college students who entered the country illegally receive limited financial aid, under a bill approved by the state Senate.

KPIX 5–07/14/2011


North Bay Man Sentenced To Time Served In U.S. Senator Threat

A former Marin County man has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to four months already served in jail for sending an email in which he threatened to shoot a U.S. senator unless the legislator voted to preserve endangered species protection for wolves.

CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011

Goodwin Liu during his Senate confirmation hearing in July 2010. (C-SPAN)

UC Berkeley Law Professor Withdraws Appeals Court Nomination

A liberal legal scholar is withdrawing his nomination to an appeals court judgeship after Senate Republicans blocked a vote on his confirmation last week.

CBS San Francisco–05/25/2011

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Tougher Food Safety Bill Passed In U.S. Senate

The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would mean stepped up food inspections by the Food and Drug Administration.