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  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    California's Retiree Health Care Costs Jump Past $70 Billion

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    A new report says California’s cost of providing health care benefits for retired state workers over the long run has jumped 10 percent in the last year. The state’s unfunded liability now stands at more than $70 billion.

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    Falling Gas Prices Benefit Drivers, Businesses

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    We continue a series today looking at parts of the California economy to see how they’ve evolved this past year. Today, how falling gas prices are affecting bottom lines.

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    Study: Green Buildings Deliver Climate Benefits

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Green buildings in California reduce energy, use less water, and produce less waste. But a new study shows there is room for improvement when it comes to commute-related greenhouse gas emissions.

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    US House Debates Drought Relief Bill

    Monday, December 08, 2014

    A Republican- backed drought relief bill for California is headed to the floor of the US House of Representatives for a vote Tuesday. The legislation ignited an hour of debate Monday.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Why Are There So Many Legislative Committees?

    Monday, December 08, 2014

    The new California Legislature is starting to organize into committees that will weigh bills on specific topics. There are more than 50 different committees – meaning there are more than 50 committee chairs who will hold power over various measures.

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    Women Relatively Rare In Corporate California

    Thursday, December 04, 2014

    California has one of the largest economies in the world. But a new study finds women don’t hold many leadership positions in the companies that drive it.

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    Capitol Chat: Immigration In California

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Katie Orr checks in with Capitol Chat. The president's immigration orders have prompted some scams so California leaders are putting out the warnings.

  • Capitol Chat: Debate

    Thursday, September 04, 2014

    Tonight, Gov. Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari will face off in the only debate in this year's gubernatorial contest.

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