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Assembly Bill Would Ease Imposing Of Stormwater Fees On Property Owners

June 26, 2017 | Daniel Potter

A bill in the California state Assembly could make it easier for local governments to charge fees to manage and collect storm water, but critics argue it’s a way to get money from property owners without a vote.

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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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Insight With Beth Ruyak

California's Largest Budget In History Reaches Final Steps To Completion

June 22, 2017

Lawmakers are set to finalize the largest budget in California’s history which will include major changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit, UC funding and other progressive priorities. Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler has more insight.

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Environment

Plan To Regionalize Western Power Grid Stalls Post-Trump

June 21, 2017 | Ben Bradford

California energy regulators are calling for conservation this week as a precaution against blackouts. Meanwhile, a proposal to pool energy with other Western states—which could help meet spikes in demand—has stalled post-presidential election.

Jae C. Hong / AP

State Government

California Lawmakers Consider Drone Rules

June 19, 2017 | Daniel Potter

California lawmakers are once again considering rules on where and when it’s okay to fly drones. In years past the governor has vetoed several drone bills.

Pauline Bartolone / CALMatters

Health Care

Undocumented Young Adults Without Medi-Cal Coverage In New State Budget

June 19, 2017 | Sally Schilling

Undocumented young adults looking for health care were among those receiving the short end of the stick in the state budget process this year.

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