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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: PG&E To Blame For Camp Fire

May 16, 2019

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to discuss Cal Fire's announcement that PG&E lines are what sparked the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County last November.

Photo by Irene Young

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Award-Winning Poet Mary Mackey Shares Her Inspiration

May 16, 2019

Sacramento writer Mary Mackey, who was recently awarded the 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award, discusses the book that earned her the award and the development of her poetry.

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State Government

Cannabis Tax Revenue In California Could Be Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Below Projections

May 15, 2019 | Scott Rodd

Gov. Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised budget released last week reduced cannabis excise tax projections to $288 million in 2019 and $359 million in 2020 — more than $200 million combined lower than forecasted in January.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

PolitiFact Investigates Regulations On Advertising For Cannabis Businesses, Claims About Voter Suppression And More

May 15, 2019

PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols discusses reporting about the regulations around advertising for adult-use cannabis businesses, plus recent claims by Rep. Eric Swalwell and Sen. Kamala Harris.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Q&A: Ahead Of Budget Decisions, Artists And Arts Supporters Offer Their Two Cents

May 15, 2019 | Kate Gonzales | Nick Miller

As the City of Sacramento moves toward adopting the budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, artists and arts leaders make their case for more, sustained funding.

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State Government

Gov. Newsom's Budget Has $1 Billion To Address Homelessness, But Advocates Want More Investment In Permanent Housing

May 14, 2019 | Chris Nichols

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s focus on short-term, emergency aid was questioned by some advocates who said more funding is needed for permanent housing for homeless individuals.

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State Government

More California Cities Could Start Collecting Ride Data From Bike And E-scooter Companies

May 14, 2019 | Scott Rodd

Some cities — like Sacramento and Los Angeles — already plan to collect this data, and a bill in the Legislature could expand the practice.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Your Questions About Measles And Vaccinations In California, Answered

May 14, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

Do adults need measles booster shots? Can infants be vaccinated? And what's a vaccine injury? We asked for your questions about the California measles outbreak. Here's what we found out.

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Peter Sagan Wins Opening Stage Of Amgen Tour Of California

May 13, 2019

The three-time road cycling world champion, and the winningest rider in race history, freelanced his way to the front of the opening stage Sunday in Sacramento to earn his 17th career win in North America's biggest stage race.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci On Newsom's Budget, Pete Buttigieg In California

May 13, 2019

California continues to be a major player on the national stage. Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom released his state’s budget revision, including some items long sought after by legislators. Presidential hopefuls continued to spend time in the state.

 Photo for CALmatters by Dan Morain

Insight With Beth Ruyak

How A 16-Year-Old Murder Case Reflects California’s Changing Approach To Criminal Justice

May 13, 2019

Dan Morain of CALmatters joins Insight to discuss a 16-year-old murder case that illustrates California’s changing approach to criminal justice.

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