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    Unemployment Rate Unchanged Despite 44,000 New Jobs

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    California’s gain of 44,200 jobs last month wasn’t enough to nudge the state’s unemployment rate down. It held steady at 7.4 percent for the third straight month, despite August posting California’s strongest job growth since April.

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    Capitol Roundup: Wright Resigns, Brown To Sign Groundwater Bills

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Democrat Rod Wright is resigning from the California state Senate after a judge sentenced him to 90 months in jail for lying about where he lived. Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign what he calls "historic" groundwater legislation Tuesday.

  • Schwarzenegger Praises California Climate Change Record

    Monday, September 08, 2014

    Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was among state, business and academic leaders who touted California’s record on climate change at a symposium Monday. The event also stressed the unaddressed dangers that climate change can bring.

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    Schwarzenegger's Legacy Mixed As He Returns To Capitol

    Monday, September 08, 2014

    Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to Sacramento Monday for the unveiling of his official portrait. It’s his first time back at the Capitol since leaving office with a mixed legacy.

  • Brown, Kashkari Clash In Lone Gubernatorial Debate

    Friday, September 05, 2014

    Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican challenger Neel Kashkari attacked each other throughout their only scheduled debate Thursday night. - Watch a replay of the debate, or listen to a rebroadcast at 9 a.m. Friday.

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    Debate Coverage: Brown, Kashkari Square Off

    Thursday, September 04, 2014

    UPDATED: Gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari debated Thursday night. Watch a replay here, or listen to a reply at 9 a.m. Friday on the News Station, in place of Insight.

  • Legislature Approves 'Yes Means Yes' Measure

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    California's Senate passed a bill that would require public institutions of higher education to adopt procedures to prevent campus sexual assault and domestic violence, and to assist victims.

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  • Capitol Chat: Debate

    Thursday, September 04, 2014

    Tonight, Gov. Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari will face off in the only debate in this year's gubernatorial contest.

  • Capitol Chat: State Controller's Recount

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler checks in to talk about a new PPIC report and about the possible ramifications of John Pérez calling off his recount effort in the California State Controller race this week.

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