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John Cox, Gavin Newsom Poised For Only Debate Monday As California Governor’s Race Enters Home Stretch

October 8, 2018 | Ben Adler

Newsom and Cox will meet for their only general election debate Monday morning as counties begin sending out vote-by-mail ballots. In a state of nearly 40 million people, where campaigns know they must reach voters on TV, the debate is radio-only.

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Prop 6 Proponents Charge Government Agencies With Using Tax Dollars To Influence Election

October 3, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

The campaign to repeal California’s recent gas tax increase for transportation projects in California says government agencies are illegally using public money to drum up opposition to Proposition 6.

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Capitol Chat: Governor Brown Signs Flurry of Bills

October 2, 2018

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler wraps up the legislative session with information of a variety of bills signed by Governor Brown this weekend

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From Net Neutrality To #MeToo, Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bills Into Law For Final Time

September 30, 2018 | Ben Adler

Brown saved some sweeping pieces of legislation until the end, including a net neutrality bill that immediately drew a lawsuit from the Trump administration, and a flurry of measures spurred by the Me Too movement.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio file

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Gov. Jerry Brown Continues Mixed Track Record On California Gun Control Bills

September 28, 2018 | Ben Adler

Gov. Jerry Brown signed several gun control bills Friday while vetoing others. He also rejected a measure that would have allowed bars in California’s largest cities to stay open until 4 a.m.

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New California Law Aims to Save Students Money On Textbooks

September 28, 2018 | Sami Soto

Assembly Bill 2385 urges publishers to post online detailed descriptions of changes to new textbook editions.

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Gov. Brown Signs Bills On Immigration, Family Leave, Marijuana Use

September 27, 2018 | Ben Adler

Gov. Jerry Brown made decisions Thursday on bills related to whether non-citizens can serve on local government boards, extending family leave to military families, the use of medical cannabis products on pets, and other actions.

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Gas Tax Repeal’s Fate Could Rest On What Voters Think They Can Gain Or Lose

September 26, 2018 | Nadine Sebai

A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California suggests the fate of Proposition 6, which would repeal last year’s gas tax increase, could rest on what voters think they’re being asked to decide.

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