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Capitol Chat: California Lawmakers Considering Bills To Address Affordable Housing Crisis

August 11, 2017 | Chris Remington

Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler dives deep into new housing legislation at the Capitol garnering serious controversy for this week's Capitol Chat.

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Capitol Chat: Butte County Farmers Sue California Over Oroville Dam Crisis

August 4, 2017 | Chris Remington

The recent claim brought by two Butte County farmers against the state of California for the Oroville Spillway crisis raises the question: “How does one sue the state?” State Government Reporter Ben Adler explains in this week’s Capitol Chat.

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Capitol Chat: Governor Brown Extends Cap And Trade Through 2030

July 27, 2017 | Chris Remington

In this week's Capitol Chat, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps Governor Jerry Brown's victory lap after passing landmark cap and trade legislation.

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Capitol Chat: Cap And Trade, Housing Top Priorities Before Legislative Recess

July 20, 2017

State government reporter Ben Bradford recaps a week of legislative action on California's "Cap and Trade" bill and addressing the affordable housing crisis.

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Capitol Chat: Massive Cap-And-Trade Proposal Set For Vote On Monday

July 14, 2017

In this week’s Capitol Chat, Ben Bradford takes a look at the massive cap-and-trade proposal set for a vote on Monday by the state Legislature.

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California's Largest Budget In History Reaches Final Steps To Completion

June 22, 2017

Lawmakers are set to finalize the largest budget in California’s history which will include major changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit, UC funding and other progressive priorities. Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler has more insight.

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California Legislature Approves $125 Billion Budget, The Largest To Date

June 16, 2017

The Legislature successfully passed a $125 billion budget for the fiscal year which progressive priorities pushed through. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler discusses how the money is being spent and where some of the controversy lies.

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With The Deadline For Legislation Here, Which Bills Passed, And Which Didn't?

June 2, 2017

Friday marks a key deadline for legislation to successfully exit its house of origin and move on to be voted on in the Assembly. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler reviews whether cap-and-trade, single-payer health care and other legislation lives.

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Calif. Democrats Grapple With The Rise Of The Berniecrats

May 25, 2017 | Cody Drabble

The divide within the California Democratic Party between the liberal establishment and hardline progressive appears to be growing larger. State government reporter Ben Bradford has a report from the weekend’s contentious convention.

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UC Regents Commit To Audit Recommendations

May 19, 2017

The UC Board of Regents met on Thursday in San Francisco in the aftermath of a scathing audit, which claimed $175 million were kept in reserves. Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler was at the meeting and has details.

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