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State Government

Local Governments Voice Concerns Over Rollout Of 5G Wireless Networks

June 22, 2017 | Daniel Potter

Wireless carriers eager to roll out faster 5G technology want the California Legislature to streamline the local approvals process. But local governments argue the proposal would take away their powers of oversight and negotiation.

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Business

No Heat Safety Rules Yet For Indoor Workplaces

June 21, 2017 | Sally Schilling

California requires employers in several outdoor industries to take extra precautions on hot days to protect their workers. But the state has yet to establish heat safety rules for indoor workplaces.

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Business

Biz Journal: Airport Hotel, Kellogg, Double Nickel Smokehouse, Moksa Brewing

June 16, 2017

The Sacramento Business Journal's digital editor Sonya Sorich talks about proposals for an airport hotel, Kellogg cutting back in Roseville, a short-lived smokehouse closing next week and a new brewery arriving soon in Rocklin.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Trump Gets A Boost From Business Allies In Golden State

June 16, 2017

Oakland-based reporter Gabriel Thompson talks about Capital and Main's three-part series describing President Trump's allies in California.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento's Alleys Up Next For Restaurant, Café Spaces

June 13, 2017

Sacramento’s grid is seeing a revitalization and it’s not just in the city’s downtown core.

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Business

Applicants Flock To Davis' First Marijuana Job Fair

June 12, 2017 | Sally Schilling

As California's marijuana regulations are being hashed out at the state and local levels, the industry in Yolo County is gearing up for growth.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg Launches Plan To Hire Youth, Grow Businesses

June 7, 2017

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg presents his "Thousand Strong" initiative that aims to provide youth with hands-on experience and money while cultivating a diverse workplace for area businesses. He will also address homelessness and housing.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

California’s Response To The U.S. Exiting The Paris Climate Agreement

June 2, 2017

How will California act as President Trump announced the United States will be leaving the Paris Climate Agreement? Mark Lubell, Director of UC Davis Environmental Policy & Behavior at UC Davis, breaks down possible effects from the decision.

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Business

California Economy Expected To Grow More Slowly

May 30, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A new economic forecast shows slower economic growth for California compared to recent years.

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Business

Business Journal: SMF Hotel, The WorkShop, TaskRabbit, Bennigan's

May 26, 2017 | Steve Milne

Sacramento International Airport may soon be looking for a new developer to build an airport hotel. That's after a deal with a Southern California company fell through. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich has the details.

PolitiFact California

Lawmaker Misleads With Claim Jerry Brown Has Axed Funds For California’s Dying Trees

May 26, 2017 | Chris Nichols

Republican Assemblyman Jim Patterson of Fresno recently claimed Gov. Jerry Brown has slashed nearly all the money in the state’s budget to help local governments remove dead and dying trees in California’s forests.

Environment

California To Get Another $66 Million In Volkswagen Emissions Settlement

May 17, 2017

The funds, which will be used to help reduce pollution and expand the electric vehicle market, are part of a second settlement reached Wednesday related to the company's emissions cheating scandal.

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State Government

Governor Brown Eyes Chance At Renewing Cap-And-Trade Program As Climate Change Solution

May 11, 2017 | Ben Bradford

Gov. Brown is likely to want to continue the state’s signature climate change-fighting program — cap-and-trade — past 2020, when it’s set to expire. He faces opposition from lawmakers but sees some support from business groups.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Where Politics Differ, Businesses Connect Between Sacramento And D.C. With Capitol-To-Capitol Event

May 10, 2017

A delegation of 300 Sacramento region business leaders across industries traveled to Washington D.C. last week for the annual Cap to Cap visit. CEO of the Sacramento Metro Chamber Peter Tateshi and West Sacramento City Councilwoman Beverley Sandeen d

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