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State Government

Assembly Dems Lay Out Budget Priorities

May 23, 2017 | Ben Adler

Child care, preschool and after school programs. Medi-Cal provider rates. And an expansion of California’s “Earned Income Tax Credit.” Those programs would get higher state funding under the spending plan put forth this week by Assembly Democrats.

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State Government

Analysts: Gov. Brown's Plan To Pay Down Pension Debt Needs Further Review

May 22, 2017 | Ben Bradford

The Brown administration has plans for an innovative money swap that could pay off billions in pension debt over the next two decades, but nonpartisan analysts say the proposal isn’t fully cooked.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Jerry Brown Could Overhaul UC Leadership If He Wanted To. Here's How.

May 22, 2017 | Ben Adler

The University of California’s constitutional independence has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers from forcing changes at the UC. There’s one action that would instantly overhaul university leadership that the governor can take, but hasn't.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

State Leaders, Prominent Figures Come Together To Discuss California's Affordable Housing Woes

May 19, 2017

State leaders met Tuesday for an affordable housing forum discussing solutions and concerns with the growing issue that is expensive rent.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Environment

California Farmers Used Enough Groundwater During Drought To Fill Lake Mead

May 18, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Scientists have for the first time quantified how much groundwater was lost in the Central Valley in the most recent drought.

State Government

UC Regents Defend Napolitano, Vow Closer Look At Her Budget

May 18, 2017 | Ben Adler

University of California regents are discussing a blistering state audit of UC President Janet Napolitano’s office for the first time Thursday in a meeting in San Francisco.

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.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Advocates Seek First Increase To California After-School Funding In Decade

May 16, 2017 | Ben Adler

Backers of California after-school programs are pushing hard for their first state funding increase in a decade, even as the Trump administration has called for cutting federal funding.

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