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State Government

California State Employees Receive Pay Raises Starting July 1

June 30, 2014 | Max Pringle

California state employees will be getting the first pay raise many of them have had in years starting Tuesday.

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State Government

California's Paid Family Leave Program Expansion Starts July 1

June 27, 2014 | Max Pringle

A law that extends California’s paid family leave benefit to people caring for grandchildren, grandparents, siblings and in-laws will go into effect July 1. The original law took effect on the same day 10 years ago.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Capitol Roundup: New Sentencing Ballot Measure, State Help For Food Industry

June 26, 2014 | Ben Adler

California voters will decide this fall whether some low-level drug and theft offenses should be tried as misdemeanors instead of felonies. Meanwhile, the Legislature and Board of Equalization are pushing policies to help the food industry.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

New Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence, Stalking, Sexual Abuse Victims

January 6, 2014 | Ben Adler

Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking in California no longer have to worry about being fired or discriminated against at their workplace under a new state law now in effect.

New Laws 2014 Interactive Graphic

January 6, 2014 | Melody Stone

With all the new laws taking effect in California this year we wanted a quick and fun way to share the stories with our listeners. Explore the new legislation from teen drivers to immigration within this interactive graphic.

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California Children Can Now Have More Than Two Legal Parents

January 3, 2014 | Katie Orr

Children in California can now have more than two legal parents.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Divisions Persist As New Calif. Transgender Law Takes Effect

January 3, 2014 | Katie Orr

A sixteen-year-old California student was a driving force behind a new state law aimed at improving school for transgender students.

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Hard Liquor Tastings, Beer Growler Refills Now Legal in California

January 2, 2014 | Ben Adler

Craft breweries and liquor distillers in California could get shots of new business as a result of two new state laws taking effect in 2014 - and beer and liquor drinkers will likely be happy as well.

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California Court Allows Undocumented Immigrant to Become Attorney

January 2, 2014 | Katie Orr

The California Supreme Court has admitted an undocumented immigrant to the state bar.

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