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California Democrats Regain Supermajority in State Senate

March 13, 2013 | 8:57 am

California Democrats Regain Supermajority in State Senate

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats appeared to have hit the sweet spot in a pair of special elections on Tuesday, likely regaining their two-thirds majority in the state Senate while retaining their narrow supermajority in the Assembly at least until mid-May. With all precincts reporting, Assemblyman Ben Hueso, a Democrat from San Diego, led the […]

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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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Audio and Transcript: Feinstein Says Sequester Hurts California the Most

March 1, 2013 | 4:30 pm

Audio and Transcript: Feinstein Says Sequester Hurts California the Most

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KQED’s Scott Shafer talked with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein this morning about the politics of automatic federal budget cuts taking effect today–”the sequester,” in Beltway speak–and the impact those reductions will have in California. “California, overwhelmingly, is affected the most,” Feinstein said. “We’re almost double anyone else.” She then went through the litany of impacts […]

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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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November 2, 2010 | 9:42 pm

AP: Harry Reid Wins; AP: Republican Mark Kirk Takes Obama’s Old Seat

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Sen. Harry Reid survives challenge from Sharron Angle in Nevada (LA Times) Mark Kirk gets past Alexi Giannoulias in Illinois Senate matchup (LA Times)

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November 2, 2010 | 9:10 pm

AP Calls It For Boxer, Brown; Dems Keep Senate Control

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Boxer hangs on in California (MSNBC) Calif. voters give Brown a return trip as governor (AP) Democrats lose 5 Senate seats, but keep majority (AP)

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