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Cap-And-Trade Deal Exemplifies Chad Mayes's Governing Philosophy, Could Cost Him His Job

July 21, 2017 | Ben Adler

Assembly Minority Leader Chad Mayes wants to lead California Republicans back to relevance by proving they’re more than just the “Party of No.” But his leadership is in jeopardy after he worked to pass a cap-and-trade deal this week.

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

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Anti-Tax Group Sues California For Delaying Recall Election

July 20, 2017 | Ben Bradford

Supporters of a recall election in California are challenging a new state law that could delay it.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Cap And Trade, Housing Top Priorities Before Legislative Recess

July 20, 2017

State government reporter Ben Bradford recaps a week of legislative action on California's "Cap and Trade" bill and addressing the affordable housing crisis.

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Brown, Calif. Lawmakers Agree To Work On Affordable Housing Plan

July 19, 2017 | Sally Schilling

Housing advocates are cheering a deal reached between Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers to work on an affordable housing plan. The agreement was made the agreement during cap-and-trade negotiations.

Twitter account of Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego)

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Cap-and-Trade Vote Splits California Republicans

July 19, 2017 | Ben Adler

This week’s vote extending California’s signature effort to fight climate change showcased a deep split among legislative Republicans. Most fought hard to defeat the deal, but a few proved crucial to its passage.

Melissa Bosworth / Capital Public Radio / File

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Many Details Still In Flux For Legal, Commercial Cannabis In California

July 19, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Come January, it will be legal to cultivate and sell recreational pot in California. But when it comes to how the new system will function, the devil is in the details. And many of those details have yet to be worked out.

Lauren Victoria Burke / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

PolitiFact California Checks Claims By House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy And Assemblyman Travis Allen

July 19, 2017

Last week, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed California hasn’t completed a major water storage project since the 1970s. PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols puts that claim to the test.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

State Government

Cap-And-Trade Deal Passes California Legislature

July 17, 2017 | Ben Bradford | Ben Adler

UPDATE 3:04 a.m.: California lawmakers have passed a major piece of climate change legislation with a rare bipartisan vote.

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