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  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Steinberg Orders Ethics Training For Senators, Staff

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Recent scandals in California's senate have put ethics in the spotlight and Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr spoke with former staffers to see what the discussion is like when no one is looking.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Hound Hunting Ban Targeted For Repeal

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    One of the biggest battles at the California state Capitol two years ago is back for another debate. Hunting groups want to repeal the ban on using dogs to hunt bears and bobcats.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Back to Work for Calif. Lawmakers After Spring Break

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    More than 50 committee hearings, ethics training and a new special legislative session are on the docket for California lawmakers this week as they return to the Capitol following their spring break.

  • By Curtis Jerome Haynes

    Spring Rain And Snow Bring Increased Water Allocations

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    Rain and snow may not have pushed California out of its drought, but the late season precipitation will mean a little more water for State Water Project users. There is also relief for some federal Central Valley Project users.

  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Brown Calls Special Legislative Session on New Budget Reserve

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown is throwing the full weight of his office behind his push for a new state budget reserve by calling the legislature into special session next week. Republicans say he’ll have to strengthen his proposal to win their support.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    New Teacher Dismissal Bill Deal Has Governor's Support

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    After three years of bitter disputes, there appears to be a deal in the California legislature on a bill that would make it easier for school districts to fire teachers accused of abusing students. But not all education groups are on board.

  • Transit, Housing Would Get Cap-And-Trade Monies Under Proposal

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Money generated from California’s cap-and-trade program would go to mass transit, sustainable affordable housing and high speed rail under a proposal by Senate leader Darrell Steinberg. Steinberg is backtracking from his previous proposal.

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