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The Five Biggest Battles During The California Legislature’s Final Month

August 6, 2018 | Ben Adler

Wildfire liability, bail reform, net neutrality, police shootings and the Me Too movement headline California lawmakers’ to-do lists before they adjourn on Aug. 31.

Capital Public Radio file

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: California Clashes With Trump Over EPA Emissions Standards

August 3, 2018

CapRadio's Ben Bradford tells us about the conflict between California lawmakers and the Trump administration over emissions standards.

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, AP Photo/Gregory Bull

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Gavin Newsom, John Cox Debate Debates In California Governor’s Race

August 2, 2018 | Ben Adler

With large leads in both polls and fundraising, Democrat Gavin Newsom is signaling that he’ll only hold one general election debate against Republican John Cox in the California governor’s race.

Don Thompson / AP Photo

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Gov. Brown Discusses Need To Protect California Utilities From Fire Liability

August 1, 2018 | Ben Bradford

California Gov. Jerry Brown advocated for limiting power companies’ liability when their equipment causes wildfires. He believes electric utilities could go bankrupt due to the increasing threat of wildfires, if current law isn’t changed.

Haven Daley / AP Photo

PolitiFact California

Separating Fact From Fiction On California's Sanctuary State Law

August 1, 2018 | Chris Nichols

Does California really have a "policy of releasing dangerous criminal illegal aliens back into our communities," as Rep. Tom McClintock claimed? PolitiFact California examined this statement by the Republican congressman.

Paul Kitagaki Jr. / The Sacramento Bee‬ / Pool Photo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Brown Asks State Supreme Court To Speed Up Pension Cases Without Filling Key Vacancy

July 26, 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown asked the California Supreme Court to hear a key case before his term ends, but he is strategically delaying the appointment of a new justice to fill a vacancy on the court.

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP file, 2017

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Paying For Wildfires

July 26, 2018

Who should pay the billions of dollars in wildfire damages that occur every year in California? A hearing to assess that has begun and Ben Adler explains why it could become a political battle.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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Who Should Pay For California’s Wildfire Damages? Gov. Jerry Brown, Lawmakers Debate Multibillion-Dollar Liabilities.

July 24, 2018 | Ben Adler

As wildfires increasingly scorch California year-after-year, state lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown are debating who should be liable.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

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Positive Fiscal Outlook For California, According To Credit Ratings Agency

July 24, 2018 | Ben Bradford

It’s the highest the ratings agency Moody’s has been on the state since the Dot Com crash.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Do The Keys To The House Lie With California's Latino Voters?

July 23, 2018

In this excerpt from CapRadio’s Keys to the House podcast, reporter Ben Bradford explores the role Latino voters could play in the 2018 election with experts Mike Madrid and Mindy Romero.

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