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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Ben Bradford On State Supreme Court Blocking Three Californias Plan

July 19, 2018

State Government Reporter Ben Bradford joins us to talk about the now-blocked measure to split California into three states and more in this week's Capitol Chat.

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A Wonky Electricity Plan Could Help California Meet Its Climate Goals — Or Doom Them?

July 17, 2018 | Ben Bradford

A proposal for the state to jointly plan its energy use with other Western states is moving through the state Legislature but faces opposition from some Democrats.

Andrew Bowen for Capital Public Radio

State Government

How Helpful Is The California Democratic Party’s Endorsement Of Kevin De León Over Dianne Feinstein?

July 16, 2018 | Ben Adler

The California state senator got a boost over the weekend in his underdog campaign to unseat Feinstein this fall: an endorsement from the state Democratic Party. But it might not bring De León as much help as his backers hope.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Politico's Jeremy White On Rent Control

July 13, 2018 | Cody Drabble

Politico reporter Jeremy White joins Insight to to help us understand the controversial rent control ballot measure coming before California voters this November.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP / File


California Meets Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal Years Early

July 11, 2018 | Ben Bradford

California greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels, meeting a target to do so by 2020. The state was helped in part by the end of the drought.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio file, 2016

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Trump Tax Overhaul Still Gets Pushback From California Lawmakers

July 10, 2018 | Ben Bradford

Plans to spite the Trump administration and save taxpayers money in California have continued to advance through the Legislature, with key votes expected in August.

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