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State Government

Stalled Bill To Help California Schools Fight Fake News To Be Revived

December 11, 2017 | Chris Nichols

Three bills aimed at fighting fake news stalled at the Capitol this past year. State Sen. Bill Dodd says he'll revive his media literacy bill in January.


California Senate Proposes Overhaul Of Cap-And-Trade Program

May 1, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California state Senate Democrats have proposed a major overhaul to the state’s key climate change program.

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California Counts

California Legislature Kills Fentanyl, Whistleblower Protection Bills

August 11, 2016 | Ben Bradford | Ben Adler

California lawmakers churned through more than 500 bills one-by-one in the blink of an eye Thursday. The Senate and Assembly appropriations committees froze some measures while advancing and amending others – all without any debate or explanation.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

End Of Life Option Act Explained

March 14, 2016 | James Morrison

California’s End of Life Option becomes legal in June; a Stanford doctor talks about what happens then.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Smoking Age Legislation Update

March 11, 2016

Capital Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler has been following this legislation to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. He joins Insight for this week’s Capitol Chat to explain what happens next.

State Government

McNerney Bill Would Rein In ADA Compliance Lawsuits

March 9, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

Legislation has been introduced to take the profit out of lawsuits for violations of the ADA or Americans with Disability Act.

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Yosemite Names Dispute Leads To Calif. Legislation

February 22, 2016 | Ben Bradford

An acrimonious split between National Park Service and the company that provides concessions at Yosemite is leading to name changes at some of the park’s most famous venues, and to California legislation in response.

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