State Government News
A new study reveals some possible negative fallout from California’s two-year-old realignment policy.
The proposal to build two tunnels to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to central and southern California has reached a significant milestone. The state has released the Bay Delta Conservation Plan for formal public review.
An annual report that assesses the status of women as business leaders in California shows only slight improvement in the number of female corporate executives.
California Governor Jerry Brown’s administration released environmental documents for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan today.
Several California cities have either filed or considered filing for bankruptcy. And high pension costs continue to cause controversy. Now a recent ruling in the Detroit bankruptcy case is bringing more uncertainty into the mix.
Advocates for change in California’s correctional system are asking that alternatives to incarceration be considered in the planning for how to spend bond revenue meant to reduce the prison population.
From court rulings to federal regulators, California’s high-speed rail project has hit quite a few bumps in the track in the last week-and-a-half. But the state’s High-Speed Rail Authority insists construction won’t be derailed.
Fast food workers held a one-day strike against low pay Thursday in 100 cities around the country. Rallies were held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and several other California cities.
Two new polls show California Governor Jerry Brown in a strong position to win re-election if he runs next year.
A Democratic US lawmaker says California Republicans are intentionally trying to confuse people with a website they set up about the Affordable Care Act.
California’s State Parks system is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and trying to move on from scandal.
The state of California announced Wednesday that there will be no tax penalties for homeowners who sell their properties for less than full value. The practice, also known as short selling, had become more widespread during the housing crisis
Starting this spring, the car in the lane next to you may be driving itself.
A new report shows urban Californians are leading a trend of leaving cars at home and choosing bikes or public transit instead. It's a first-of-its-kind survey comparing urban transportation trends.
The state of California says as many as 600,000 people who receive food stamps could be fast-tracked into Medi-Cal next year if the federal government approves.
An amendment to the US House version of the federal Farm Bill has upset a bipartisan group of California lawmakers. The group has written a letter to House leaders calling for its removal.
California lawmakers will be celebrating the holidays with a larger paycheck this year. Salary increases go into effect today.
Many California Democrats and progressive groups want to reinvest in programs devastated by years of budget cuts now that the state’s revenue outlook has improved.
An Indian tribe located near Yosemite has state and federal approvals to build a casino off of its reservation. But a referendum on the California ballot next year might kill the project.
California retailers are hoping for a jump in sales as this year’s holiday shopping season gets under way, and the state appears poised for an economic boost.
County jails have seen a marked increase in violence since they began housing thousands of offenders who previously would have gone to state prisons.
The California Department of Water Resources is working again this year with researchers on an experimental winter outlook forecast. 2014 brings the possibility of another dry year.
The United States Fire Association estimates there are 2,000 residential fires each Thanksgiving, resulting in about in as many as five deaths. That’s double the rate of any other day.
The California Public Interest Research Group has released its annual report listing the potential hazards of some toys.
If you’re traveling in California this holiday season and are concerned about air quality, a new mobile website can give you air quality data at your fingertips. The site can be accessed on your Smartphone or tablet.
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