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Environment

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.

Environment

California Senate Passes Bill That Would Boost Stormwater Capture Projects

April 27, 2017 | Amy Quinton

The California State Senate has passed a bill that would make it easier for cities to finance and build projects to capture stormwater.

Kelly M. Grow/ California Department of Water Resources

Environment

Lawmakers Question Agency Charged With Handling Oroville Dam Crisis

April 25, 2017 | Amy Quinton

The head of California's water agency briefed a state legislative committee Tuesday on the state's response to severe damage at the nation's tallest dam.

US Fish and Wildlife

Environment

California Lawmakers Will Hear About Dire State Of Fishing Industry

March 28, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Fishermen plan to brief lawmakers at an annual joint hearing Wednesday on the state of the industry. The outlook is bleak as fisherman are dealing with very low salmon populations.

Environment

California Lawmakers Vow To Protect Federal Environmental Laws

February 23, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Amidst fear that President Donald Trump’s administration could rollback key federal environmental laws, California state senate Democratic leaders have unveiled a package of environmental protection bills.

State Government

Capitol Roundup: Early Spending Proposals From Senate, Assembly Dems

December 6, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California Senate Democrats want to tackle unfinished business from last legislative session – including fixing the state’s aging infrastructure and boosting affordable housing. Meanwhile, Assembly Democrats are setting their budget priorities.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

State Government

California Lawmakers Declare They Will Fight Trump Policies

December 5, 2016 | Ben Bradford

The return of California lawmakers to the state Capitol after an election is typically a ceremonial and celebratory affair. Not this year.

State Government

Could California Legislature Take Lame-Duck Vote On Gas Taxes?

August 1, 2016 | Ben Adler

California lawmakers are back at the state Capitol for their final scheduled month of work this year. They’re scheduled to adjourn by midnight on August 31. But at least one major issue could stretch into a rare lame-duck session.

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