State Government News
Two new polls show California Governor Jerry Brown in a strong position to win re-election if he runs next year.
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.
A Sacramento County Superior Court judge is blocking the sale of bonds to build California's bullet train and has rejected the state's funding plan, jeopardizing the future of the project.
The American Civil Liberties Union of California says the state’s health care exchange is violating federal and state law by failing to provide new enrollees with adequate voter registration opportunities.
Environmentalists say they’re pleased with the results of California’s fifth carbon auction as part of its cap and trade program. They say the greenhouse gas emission reduction program is working as designed.
Recent cases of abuse and neglect at some of California’s assisted living facilities have resulted in about $ 2 million dollars in fines. But, the state has only been able to collect about half of those penalties.
They may be a relatively small individual expense, but vehicle registration fees can make or break political careers.
There’s a big new batch of California employment stats out Friday, delayed by the federal government shutdown. The state lost jobs in September – but posted decent gains in August and October.
California's two Democratic senators helped their party usher through a historic change to the Senate's longstanding filibuster rule, claiming Republican filibusters were preventing important environmental work in the Golden State.
California is preparing to "beta test" its new student assessments.
California Governor Jerry Brown has announced the approval of new state furniture flammability standards that will reduce the required levels of chemical flame retardants. Some retardants can pose a health risk.
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