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The increased threat of wildfires in California is fueling new technologies to both fight and predict wildfires, from satellites in the sky to virtual firefighting on the ground.
Governor Jerry Brown has finished acting on legislation for the year.
California is tapping into reserves to pay for the cost of fighting wildfires.
The drought currently hitting California is one of the worst in state history. A new study by climate scientists at Stanford links the cause of the drought to climate change.
Governor Jerry Brown signed bills today relating to education, care facilities and foster children. But he also vetoed several.
Governor Jerry Brown signed dozens of bills over the weekend, from measures dealing with schools and education to prison sentencing for drug offenders.
A year after the Sierra Nevada's largest wildfire ever and in the midst of a severe drought we examine how northern Californians are coping with the increased threat of megafires. Part 1 of our 5-part series and mulitmedia project California Burning.
California lawmakers, interest groups and journalists are eagerly waiting to see which bills Governor Jerry Brown will sign as he attends to the hundreds that still sit on his desk.
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction is one of the lesser know offices in California. But it’s one of the closest races in an otherwise quiet election season.
Covered California says small businesses may benefit from new health insurance offerings being introduced into the marketplace over the coming months.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari's offer to give $25 gas cards to Californians who smash toy trains at an event today in Burbank isn't the first political stunt from a campaign looking for media attention.
Governor Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for reelection
Governor Jerry Brown traveled to New York to tout California’s bi-partisan efforts to combat climate change.
Firefighters with hoses and axes are a common and expected sight at wildfires. But there’s an entire team of people working behind the fire lines. Among them are men and women who make sure the bills get paid so the trucks can keep rolling.
A bill that would make California employers liable for their subcontractors’ wage theft and workers compensation violations is awaiting action from Governor Jerry Brown.
California’s gain of 44,200 jobs last month wasn’t enough to nudge the state’s unemployment rate down. It held steady at 7.4 percent for the third straight month, despite August posting California’s strongest job growth since April.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed California's new film and television tax credit.
Even with this week’s heat wave and the drought reducing the state’s energy supply, California is expected to finish the summer without a power shortage.
Governor Jerry Brown has signed a package of legislation aimed at regulating groundwater use in California.
Democrat Rod Wright is resigning from the California state Senate after a judge sentenced him to 90 months in jail for lying about where he lived. Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign what he calls "historic" groundwater legislation Tuesday.
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Tonight, Gov. Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari will face off in the only debate in this year's gubernatorial contest.
Are California lawmakers finishing the session ahead of the deadline? CapRadio's Katie Orr joins Insight to talk about the last day of session.
This week's Capitol Chat focuses on the new $7.5 billion water bond.
Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler checks in to talk about a new PPIC report and about the possible ramifications of John Pérez calling off his recount effort in the California State Controller race this week.
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