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Are 'Berniecrats' The 'Tea Party' Of The Calif. Democrats?

May 25, 2017 | Ben Bradford

California Democrats are experiencing a case of “be careful what you wish for.” The party has seen a surge of new, young activists enter the political process due to the presidential candidacy of Senator Bernie Sanders last year.

Mark J. Terrill / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Calif. Democrats Grapple With The Rise Of The Berniecrats

May 25, 2017

The divide within the California Democratic Party between the liberal establishment and hardline progressive appears to be growing larger. State government reporter Ben Bradford has a report from the weekend’s contentious convention.

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

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Democrats Defend Orange County Senator Facing Recall Effort

May 24, 2017 | Ben Bradford

Freshman state Senator Josh Newman is facing a recall effort in Orange County, where Republicans are looking to take the seat back. But state Democratic leaders are making efforts to protect Newman -- and their two-thirds majority.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

PolitiFact: California Gas Tax, Medicaid And Russia Investigation

May 24, 2017

PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols discusses his newest fact check of claims about California’s new gas tax. He also has two national fact checks for us to explore.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio / File

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Assembly Dems Lay Out Budget Priorities

May 23, 2017 | Ben Adler

Child care, preschool and after school programs. Medi-Cal provider rates. And an expansion of California’s “Earned Income Tax Credit.” Those programs would get higher state funding under the spending plan put forth this week by Assembly Democrats.

melfoody / Flickr

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Analysts: Gov. Brown's Plan To Pay Down Pension Debt Needs Further Review

May 22, 2017 | Ben Bradford

The Brown administration has plans for an innovative money swap that could pay off billions in pension debt over the next two decades, but nonpartisan analysts say the proposal isn’t fully cooked.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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Jerry Brown Could Overhaul UC Leadership If He Wanted To. Here's How.

May 22, 2017 | Ben Adler

The University of California’s constitutional independence has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers from forcing changes at the UC. There’s one action that would instantly overhaul university leadership that the governor can take, but hasn't.

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