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Democrats Hope to Retain Supermajority in Senate Races

March 12, 2013 | 8:51 am

Democrats Hope to Retain Supermajority in Senate Races

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By Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—Primaries for two open state Senate seats being held Tuesday carry consequences that could be more significant than in a typical legislative race. Democrats won two-thirds majorities in both houses of the Legislature last fall, but there is a chance at least one chamber may lack a supermajority […]

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February 22, 2013 | 11:13 am

Democrats Lose Supermajority in California Senate

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A legislative supermajority is a fleeting thing, reports KQED’s Sacramento Bureau Chief Scott Detrow: Just a month-and-a-half into the new legislative session, California Democrats have lost the two-thirds majority they held in both the state Assembly and Senate. That’s due to the resignation of East Bakersfield Senator Michael Rubio, who is stepping down – effective […]

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San Francisco Schools Accused of Using Lunch Money for Other Purposes

February 6, 2013 | 4:41 pm

San Francisco Schools Accused of Using Lunch Money for Other Purposes

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It’s like stealing candy from a baby — only in this case, it’s a chicken patty, a fruit cup and a half-pint milk. Some California school districts are using school lunch money for other purposes, the state Senate charged in a report on Wednesday. The report singled out San Francisco Unified School District among several […]

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Calif. Senate Passes High-Speed Rail, Bill Goes to Governor

July 6, 2012 | 2:04 pm

Calif. Senate Passes High-Speed Rail, Bill Goes to Governor

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California’s bullet train project surged out of the station on Friday when the state Senate voted 21-16 vote in favor of bonds to begin construction. The bill passed in the Assembly Thursday by a vote of 51-27 and now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has energetically supported it. It will release $2.6 billion in […]

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Live: Assembly and Senate Floor Sessions on California Budget

March 17, 2011 | 12:42 pm

Live: Assembly and Senate Floor Sessions on California Budget

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Watch live Assembly Floor Session Senate Floor Session KQED’s John Myers is tweeting live from the proceedings:

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February 25, 2011 | 11:09 am

Video: Jerry Brown Confronts Republicans on Budget

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The California Channel has posted the full video — Part 1 and Part 2 — of the extraordinary exchange in Sacramento between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Budget Conference Committee yesterday. The video in Part 1 starts at 9:10. Jerry Brown starts speaking at 11:15. KQED’s John Myers was at the meeting and wrote up […]

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