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California Lawmakers Approve $156 Billion Budget

June 16, 2014 | 7:05 am

California Lawmakers Approve $156 Billion Budget

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Plan OK’d Sunday night, just hours before deadline, includes $250 million for high-speed rail.

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In East Bay Assembly Smackdown, Sbranti Beats Glazer

June 4, 2014 | 8:20 am

In East Bay Assembly Smackdown, Sbranti Beats Glazer

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Other races: Wieckowski headed for state Senate showdown; North Bay Assembly race is too close to call.

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Calderon Claims Feds Asked Him To Wear Wire

November 13, 2013 | 7:03 pm

Calderon Claims Feds Asked Him To Wear Wire

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State senator claims FBI is targeting him for refusal to participate in “sting operation.”

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Officials: New Bay Bridge Span Could Still Open By Labor Day

May 15, 2013 | 8:51 am

Officials: New Bay Bridge Span Could Still Open By Labor Day

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by Jason Dearen, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The new $6.3 billion eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge still “has a fighting chance” to open this year, despite concerns over structural issues, officials overseeing its construction said Tuesday. Citing myriad problems that have dogged the span’s construction, state lawmakers grilled the officials […]

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June 21, 2012 | 12:57 pm

Welfare, Financial Aid Cut in New California Budget

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Students and welfare recipients will feel in the pinch in the new budget that Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers announced on Thursday after a week of negotiation, according to news reports. Los Angeles Times writes: One of the biggest barriers to a deal was disagreement between Brown and legislative Democrats over how to change the […]

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September 12, 2011 | 1:43 pm

Reporter’s Notebook: Bill-o-Rama!

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California’s state legislators have gone home, leaving in their wake hundreds of bills either ratified or rejected. They have also, for the time being, shut down their interparty warfare operations… which gives us a moment to open up a raft of questions about why things played out the way they did these last few weeks. […]

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