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Environment

Study: California Drought Means Less Hydropower, More CO2 Pollution

February 9, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A new study says California's four-year drought has reduced hydroelectricity generation, resulting in higher electricity costs to ratepayers and increased greenhouse gas pollution.

Capital Public Radio / File

State Government

California Faculty Association Sets Dates For Possible Strike

February 8, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The California Faculty Association said Monday its 26,000 members will strike for five days on all 23 California State University campuses if contract negotiations with CSU fail.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Bill Seeks To Improve, Preserve American River Parkway

February 8, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Legislation introduced in the California state Assembly would create the Lower American River Conservancy to improve, protect, preserve and possibly expand the 5,000-acre American River Parkway.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Brown Nearing MCO Tax Deal With Health Plans

February 8, 2016 | Ben Adler

California lawmakers could vote this week on a proposal to restructure a tax on health care plans in order to avert a potential $1 billion state budget hole.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

State Government

How Political Campaign Fundraising Drawings Really Work

February 5, 2016 | Ben Adler

A California politician will hold a drawing Friday for two really nice Super Bowl seats — after soliciting donations to a campaign fund. What he barely mentioned was that you didn’t have to donate to win.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: MCO Tax And Medical Marijuana

February 5, 2016

Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to explain what the California Managed Care Organization tax is and why it’s important.

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