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California’s State Parks system must be overhauled and modernized, says a new report from the independent Parks Forward Commission. For example, Parks should partner with an outside non-profit organization to raise money and coordinate volunteers.
Voters appear to be open to making a key change in California’s highly-popular property tax law – and to extending the tax increases they approved in 2012.
The ratings agency Standard & Poor’s says California’s financial turnaround is largely due to state budget cuts – not the Proposition 30 tax increases or the economic recovery.
California and federal wildlife agencies say the entire winter-run of naturally-spawning Chinook salmon may have collapsed in 2014. The agencies will begin releasing triple the number of hatchery-raised juveniles next week.
California State University Chancellor Timothy White is promising that the CSU system will increase graduation rates for freshmen and transfer students over the next decade, a key desire of Governor Jerry Brown.
The Department of Motor Vehicles held a public hearing today to talk about what the safety standards should be for driverless cars and how they should be enforced.
The use of electronic cigarettes is on the rise and one California lawmaker says it’s time to crackdown.
California Governor Jerry Brown’s administration has abruptly retracted a Department of Motor Vehicles regulation that created tighter rules for ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber.
Governor Jerry Brown had a lot to say about the California criminal justice system today. But he stopped short of proposing reforms.
California Governor Jerry Brown will personally look into what can be done to make the University of California more affordable and accessible.
A federal grant could give California dairy farmers incentive to help save the Tricolored Blackbird.
Four years after Amazon struck a deal with Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers, the internet retailing giant now has five fulfillment centers open across the state. It also collects online sales tax from Californians.
Californians looking to earn bachelor’s degrees will soon have another option at community college. A pilot program was approved today.
Between deep budget cuts and a financial scandal, the last few years have taken their toll on California's state parks system. Now, Governor Brown's new budget proposal gives the parks system a year to turn itself around.
More than a hundred programs provide long-term care to elderly Californians – and they’re scattered across 20 different state agencies. A new state Senate report calls that patchwork system “shattered” and says it needs an overhaul.
The California Department of Water Resources is increasing the amount of water it sends to Central and Southern California through the State Water Project.
The oil extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing is much different in California than in other states. That’s the finding of the first independent scientific assessment required under the state’s new fracking regulations.
2015 may have just begun, but preparations are already underway for the 2016 election.
California’s non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office says Governor Jerry Brown is right to avoid committing state budget resources to new programs beyond education.
Some California lawmakers say making sure water bond money is spent wisely will be key to helping California better manage water in future droughts. Managing drought was the topic of a Public Policy Institute of California conference.
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Sacramento Bee's Dan Morain joins Insight for Capitol Chat. Morain wrote an opinion piece about Kamala Harris and the race to win Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat.
Nevada’s governor announces an ambitious plan for education in his State of the State address and makes waves when he explains how to pay for it.
CapRadio's Washington Correspondent Matt Laslo will explain potential impacts from Sen. Barbara Boxer's announcement that she's retiring after this term.
Capital Public Radio's Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler gives a preview of the governor's budget proposal.
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