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California Lawmakers Pass Budget Expanding Help For Poor

June 14, 2018

(AP) — State lawmakers approved a $139 billion budget Thursday that uses California's massive surplus to boost funding for homeless programs, welfare, child care and universities while also socking some money into savings.

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Portugal Joins Gov. Brown’s Under2 Coalition To Fight Climate Change

June 14, 2018 | Randol White

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa visited Sacramento Thursday and met with Gov. Jerry Brown to sign onto Brown’s Under2 Coalition to address climate change.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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California’s Budget Deal Is Set For A Vote On Thursday. Here Are The Details.

June 14, 2018 | Ben Adler

The budget agreement California lawmakers are expected to send to Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t just include the spending bill itself. There’s also more than two dozen other measures that implement the budget — known as trailer bills.

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Capitol Chat: Looking Ahead To November

June 14, 2018

CapRadio’s Ben Bradford explains what the California primaries mean for the upcoming midterm elections and why some political analysts might be getting ahead of themselves.

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Study: California's Proposition 47 Reduced Incarceration, Not Crime

June 12, 2018 | Ben Bradford

A new study of the 2014 initiative finds it reduced incarceration without increasing crime — mostly.

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Plan To Split California Into Three States Earns Spot On November Ballot

June 12, 2018 | Ben Adler

The Three Californias initiative is eligible for the November ballot — that is, barring a successful legal challenge before the election.

Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

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California Awards Millions In Grants Aimed At Stopping Tobacco Sales To Kids

June 12, 2018 | Steve Milne

Police departments in Stockton, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova and Rocklin will be getting more money to crack down on the illegal sale of tobacco products to kids. They're among more than 70 entities throughout California getting state grant money.

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Recalled Democratic Senator Condemns GOP In Defiant Speech

June 12, 2018

In a farewell speech on the Senate floor, the Fullerton lawmaker said Republican senators stood by silently while loopholes in the recall process were used to remove him from office.

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