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Brown Signs Nearly 90, Vetoes More Than 20 Measures Over The Weekend

September 24, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing for CPR training to become a high school graduation requirement and vetoed a bill that would have added a diaper benefit for families who receive welfare.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

California Gov. Jerry Brown's Week Of Legislation Explained

September 23, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown had another busy week signing key legislation on education and the environment. LA Times' state government and politics reporter Melanie Mason talks about the governor's busy work week.

Damian Dovarganes / File / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

PolitiFact California Examines Claims On Criminal Justice System

September 22, 2016

PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols joins us again this week, investigating statements on our criminal justice system and vice presidential candidates. We'll hear about claims from Tom Steyer and Kamala Harris.

Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

California's Pension Crisis

Why The Dot-Com Bubble Is Key To Understanding California’s Growing Public Employee Pension Debt

September 19, 2016

The mounting debt California faces in covering public employees' pensions can be traced back to the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s — when the state chose to make these benefits a lot more generous. That decision proved to have lasting implications.

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