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Trump Administration Cancels Feds' High-Speed Rail Agreement With California

May 16, 2019 | Ben Adler

The Trump administration says it’s terminating a federal agreement with California’s high-speed rail project and taking away nearly $1 billion in funding, setting up yet another legal fight between California and Washington.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: PG&E To Blame For Camp Fire

May 16, 2019

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to discuss Cal Fire's announcement that PG&E lines are what sparked the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County last November.

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Cannabis Tax Revenue In California Could Be Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Below Projections

May 15, 2019 | Scott Rodd

Gov. Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised budget released last week reduced cannabis excise tax projections to $288 million in 2019 and $359 million in 2020 — more than $200 million combined lower than forecasted in January.

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Gov. Newsom's Budget Has $1 Billion To Address Homelessness, But Advocates Want More Investment In Permanent Housing

May 14, 2019 | Chris Nichols

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s focus on short-term, emergency aid was questioned by some advocates who said more funding is needed for permanent housing for homeless individuals.

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More California Cities Could Start Collecting Ride Data From Bike And E-scooter Companies

May 14, 2019 | Scott Rodd

Some cities — like Sacramento and Los Angeles — already plan to collect this data, and a bill in the Legislature could expand the practice.

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