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California Franchise Tax Board Ready For Tax Day

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

California’s Franchise Tax Board expects to receive 16 million state income tax returns this year – including millions of them on Wednesday, the annual April 15 filing deadline.

Confusion Over Proposed Cuts To Daycare and Afterschool Programs

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A proposal to close day care programs at four Sacramento City Unified schools and to replace after-school programs at 18 others has been postponed. Parents are worried and confused.

Beech-Nut Issues Voluntary Recall For Baby Food Product

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A baby food producer has voluntarily recalled one of its products after receiving a single report of glass found in a jar of the product.

Analyst: California Drought Not A Significant Hit To Economy

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

(AP) - California's nonpartisan fiscal analyst says the drought is not likely to have a significant effect on the state's economy or budget.

Climate Experts Gather In Reno For U.S. Drought Monitor Forum

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Climate experts from across the country are in Reno for the U.S. Drought Monitor Forum through Thursday. They're looking for public help to gather information about the drought.

California Health Advocates Propose Bills to Make Medical Bills More Manageable

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

California health consumer advocates say medical bills are still a problem for people under the Affordable Care Act. They've introduced a package of bills intended to make medical expenses more manageable.

Undocumented Immigrant Health Care Bill Moves Forward

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A bill that would provide health insurance to many of California’s undocumented immigrants is expected to pass its first legislative committee. The bill’s author says the cost to California’s general fund would be between $400-$800 million.

Vote On California Vaccine Bill Delayed

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A California legislative committee on Wednesday considered whether the state should limit vaccination waivers for schoolchildren.

One Piglet Down, Four More Giant Works Of Art To Go

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It has selected a giant piglet. Now, the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission has selected locations for four more large works to be displayed at the new arena in downtown Sacramento. About 30 local artists were at today's commission meeting.

Republic FC Moving Ahead With Stadium Planning

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Miami and Minnesota recently got the go-ahead from Major League Soccer for expansion, but Sacramento's efforts moved it to "the front of the line" according to the team and Mayor Kevin Johnson.

UC Davis Tags California Roadkill 'Hotspots'

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A report from UC Davis said two of the most dangerous traffic spots for wildlife are in Northern California, including Sacramento.

McClellan Adds Another Construction Company

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

In a sign that the construction industry may be picking up again in the Sacramento region, H&E Equipment Services is buying land at McClellan Business Park in North Highlands.

Feds Seek More Data On Rat Poison Risk To Pacific Fisher

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

(AP) - Federal biologists have pushed back the deadline for deciding whether to grant Endangered Species Act protection to the Pacific fisher, a cousin of the weasel that lives in forests in California and southern Oregon.

Sandoval Signs Bill Creating Private-School Scholarships

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

(AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill that authorizes scholarships so low- and middle-income families can afford private school.

Gov. Rick Scott Urges California Businesses To Move To Florida

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott just wrapped up a visit to California. He talked-up the "Sunshine State" and talked down the "Golden State" in hopes of luring port jobs from one coast to the other.

Women Rally For Equal Pay

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Women across the nation earn less on average than to men. Supporters of equal pay for equal work are rallying around California and the country to close the wage gap Tuesday.

California Likely To Increase Retirement Contributions

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

California taxpayers will likely be contributing more money to the state’s retirement system.

Assembly Debates Police Body Cameras

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Police body cameras have the potential to provide more information about law enforcement interactions with the public. And today a California Assembly committee considered when police should be allowed to review the video they've taken.

FTB Extends Hours After Technical Problems Block Calls

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

California’s Franchise Tax Board is extending the hours of its call center and several field offices because technical difficulties blocked many callers from getting through Monday.

Growers Bogarting Taxes Owed To California

Monday, April 13, 2015

The California Board of Equalization says the medical marijuana industry isn't paying the taxes it owes. The board is hoping to copy efforts by Humboldt County to get growers permitted and on the tax rolls.

Covered California Considers Capping Specialty Drug Prices For Consumers

Monday, April 13, 2015

This week, the Covered California Board of Directors will consider placing a cap on the prices consumers pay for high-cost drugs.

High Feed Costs Hurt California Dairy Farmers

Monday, April 13, 2015

California dairy farmers are worried they won't have enough hay to feed their herds. A lot of the state's alfalfa is grown in parched regions.

CAL FIRE Closely Monitoring Water Levels

Monday, April 13, 2015

California’s fire fighting agency is already preparing for a difficult fire season. And low water levels could hurt CAL FIRE’s ability to put fires out.

In Bipartisan Vote, Assembly Backs Scam Protections For Undocumented Immigrants

Monday, April 13, 2015

Undocumented immigrants would get new protections from scams under a measure that passed the California Assembly.

Gondola Project Progresses

Monday, April 13, 2015

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts are closer to building a gondola that would connect them.

Report: New Home Sales At Seven Year High

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sales of newly-constructed homes in the Sacramento area have reached a seven-year high, according to new data out Monday.

Sacramento Kings Partner With Kimpton For New Hotel

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Sacramento Kings have signed a management deal with a San Francisco-based company to operate a new hotel at the Entertainment and Sports Center.

Officer-Involved Shooting Near Elkhorn Boulevard

Friday, April 10, 2015

One man is in the hospital. The Sacramento Sheriff's Department says he shot at two people before one of their deputies could disarm him.

Theatre Review: The Whipping Man

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

This rugged, small-cast drama at the Sacramento Theatre Company is set immediately after the Civil War. The play thrusts the viewer into one of the most painful moments in American history, making it both compelling and emotionally charged.

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