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Insurance Industry Backs Brown's Tax On California Health Plans

February 10, 2016 | Ben Adler

Support is growing for Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to restructure California’s tax on health insurance plans. A key interest group is backing the tax – and some Republicans are hinting that they might too.

Ben Bradford/Capital Public Radio

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State Officials Disagree On Who Will Track Medical Marijuana Plants

February 10, 2016 | Ben Bradford

California Governor Jerry Brown and an independent tax board are disputing who will track the movement of medical marijuana, under the state’s new regulatory system.

State Government

Excise Tax On Medical Marijuana Sales Proposed In California

February 10, 2016

(AP) - A state senator from Northern California has introduced a bill that would impose a 15 percent tax on retail sales of medical marijuana.

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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.

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