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Business

Utility Says Blame For 2015 Wildfire Is Unclear

April 29, 2016

(AP) — California officials say they'll ask for more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line.

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Business

LA County OK's Ordinance To Enforce Minimum Wage

April 27, 2016

The minimum wage is going up in the city and county of L.A. in two months. It's part of a plan to kick hourly pay up to $15 over the next four years. Now officials are moving forward with plans for how to enforce higher wages.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Bill To Limit ADA Compliance "Abusive Lawsuits" Heads To Governor Brown

April 26, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A bill that would take the profit out of lawsuits for certain violations of the ADA, or Americans with Disability Act, is headed to Governor Jerry Brown.

State Government

Calif. Minimum Wage Increase Nears Governor's Pen

March 31, 2016 | Ben Bradford

The state Legislature passed a bill Thursday to give California the highest minimum wage in the nation and Governor Jerry Brown says he will sign it Monday.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Matthews

March 29, 2016

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Matthews is in Sacramento and will join us to explain how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will affect Northern California.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Brown, Labor Leaders Announce $15 An Hour Minimum Wage Deal

March 28, 2016 | Ben Adler

California is poised to become the first state with a $15 an hour minimum wage. Governor Jerry Brown has announced a deal with labor unions, over the objections of business groups.

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California Counts

What Could Change If Recreational Pot Is Legalized In California

March 28, 2016

You won't be able to walk into a supermarket to buy a joint, but you would likely see recreational pot shops in some cities and businesses that deliver to your door.

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