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State Government

California Senate Supports State-Backed Bank For Pot Money

May 31, 2018

(AP) — California lawmakers moved Wednesday to create a state-backed bank to handle the billions of dollars flowing from the newly legal recreational marijuana market.

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State Government

Sexual Harassment Scandals, Progressive Politics Follow California Democrats To Convention This Weekend

February 23, 2018 | Ben Adler

Thousands of Dems are converging on San Diego for the state party’s annual gathering. Their eyes are on the 2018 election — but they're also hoping to move beyond sexual harassment allegations plaguing the Capitol.

Bill Seeking To Restrict Counties From Contracting Out Government Service Draws Strong Opposition

August 28, 2017 | Chris Nichols

Opposition is growing against a bill in the California Legislature that would add strict new requirements before any counties can contract out for government services.

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Environment

Should Congress Make It Legal To Mountain Bike In Wilderness Areas?

August 16, 2017 | Ezra David Romero

A bill from California Republican Tom McClintock would allow biking in the country’s 109 million acres of wilderness, but not everyone loves the idea of allowing bikes into wilderness areas.

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Health Care

Obamacare 'Skinny Repeal' Fails. What's Next For California?

July 28, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

After days of debate, the Senate failed to pass the "skinny repeal" of Obamacare. Health Care Reporter Sammy Caiola explains reactions in California.

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Republican State Senator Receives Threatening Messages

April 21, 2017 | Randol White

The only Republican state senator to vote this month in favor of raising the gas tax is getting hundreds of threatening messages.

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