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State Government

Democrats' Budget Asks: Health Care, Homelessness, Higher Education, Welfare

May 23, 2018 | Ben Adler

Legislative Democrats have settled on their top priorities for upcoming California budget negotiations with Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Californians Might Get A Tax Break For Capturing Rainwater

May 23, 2018

Sen. Steve Glazer explains Proposition 72, a bill he authored to incentivize rainwater capture by exempting new systems from property taxes.

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State Government

After Texas Shooting, California Assembly Votes To Expand Gun Violence Restraining Order

May 21, 2018 | Ben Bradford

Democratic lawmakers passed legislation that would allow teachers and school staff to request temporary confiscation of a person’s firearms. The bill now moves to the Senate.

Health Care

Governor, Lawmakers Offer Solutions For California Counties That Don’t Spend Mental-Health Funds

May 17, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

The Mental Health Services Act has long supplied the bulk of funding for California counties to prevent and treat mental illness among Medi-Cal patients. But some counties aren’t using the money.

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State Government

Measure To Eliminate California’s ‘Moving Penalty’ Qualifies For November Ballot

May 17, 2018 | Chris Nichols

Supporters say the initiative would give homeowners 55 and up a property tax discount when they buy a pricier home. That, in turn, could ease the state’s housing crunch by freeing up inventory for younger buyers.

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State Government

Assembly Investigation Clears #MeToo Lawmaker Cristina Garcia Of Groping Male Staffer But Says She Used Vulgar Language

May 17, 2018 | Ben Adler

A California Assembly investigation into complaints of sexual harassment by Democrat Cristina Garcia has found the most severe allegations to be unsubstantiated. But it did substantiate lesser complaints against the assemblywoman.