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California Rent Control Initiative Supporters, Opponents Sought Deal To Avoid Ballot Fight — But Failed

June 22, 2018 | Ben Adler

After negotiations failed to reach a deal to avoid a costly campaign this fall, Californians are set to vote on whether to repeal the state law that limits local rent control ordinances known as "Costa-Hawkins."

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'Take It Or Leave It' Deal Reached In California Legislature To Avoid Fight Over Internet Privacy

June 21, 2018 | Ben Adler

Proponents of an initiative headed for the November ballot that would give Californians new Internet privacy rights have reached a deal with state lawmakers.

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Is The Sun Finally Setting On Daylight Saving In California?

June 21, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

A bill that moves California toward eliminating daylight saving time is on its way to the governor’s desk. Experts say shifting the clock disrupts our sleep patterns and puts us at risk for accidents.

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California Net Neutrality Measure 'Gutted' Yet Advanced In Hostile Takeover By Assembly Committee Chairman

June 20, 2018 | Ben Adler | Ben Bradford

A push for California to establish its own “net neutrality” doctrine, after the Trump administration rescinded federal rules, has technically advanced in the state Legislature. But the bill’s author says his proposal has been “eviscerated.”

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Police Deadly Force Law Advances In California Legislature

June 20, 2018 | Ben Bradford

A proposal to tighten the standards for when police can use deadly force has moved forward in the California state Senate.

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Work Equity President Reflects On Proposed Harassment Protocols

June 19, 2018 | Cody Drabble

Pamela Lopez with Work Equity reflects on the proposed harassment protocol at the California Legislature.

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California Lawmakers Approve New Online Community College, Expanded Tax Breaks

June 19, 2018 | Ben Bradford

California lawmakers passed several "budget trailer bills" on Monday, including one authorizing a new, online community college.

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‘Water Tax’ Debate Continues After California Budget Passage

June 18, 2018 | Ben Bradford

The state’s next budget does not include a new charge on water users to fund safe drinking water in rural communities, but that proposal is still alive.

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