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State Government

Initiatives Backed By Children's Hospitals, Paint Industry Set For California's November Ballot

June 26, 2018 | Ben Adler

Two new ballot initiatives have cleared the signature-verification hurdle to become eligible to go before voters in November: one backed by children’s hospitals and the other by the paint industry.

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State Government

California Rent Control Initiative Supporters, Opponents Sought Deal To Avoid Ballot Fight — But Failed

June 22, 2018 | Ben Adler

After negotiations failed to reach a deal to avoid a costly campaign this fall, Californians are set to vote on whether to repeal the state law that limits local rent control ordinances known as "Costa-Hawkins."

Steve Yeater / AP file

State Government

California Senator Tony Mendoza Resigns After Sexual Harassment Investigation, But Says He'll Run For Re-Election

February 22, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

His resignation followed an outside investigation, which found that Mendoza likely engaged in "flirtatious or sexually suggestive" behavior with six different women, including former staffers and fellows. The allegations date back to 2007.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio file, 2016

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Kevin de León Runs Against Dianne Feinstein To Represent California In U.S. Senate

February 14, 2018 | Chris Remington | Cody Drabble

California state Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León discusses his run for Sen. Dianne Feinstein's seat.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Political Junkie: Nunes Memo Recap And Reactions

February 5, 2018 | Cody Drabble

Ken Rudin recaps the fallout from the Devin Nunes memo, along with reactions by Rep. Adam Schiff and President Donald Trump, and he previews the potential fight over the response by House Democrats.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Legislature Releases Document Trove Detailing Sexual Harassment

February 5, 2018 | Chris Remington

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps the disclosure of several documents related to harassment allegations and settlements in the California Legislature.

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State Government

Four Current California Lawmakers, Including Governor Candidate Travis Allen, Named In Sexual Harassment Claims

February 2, 2018 | Ben Adler | Sammy Caiola | Nick Miller | Bob Moffitt

The California Senate and Assembly released 12 years of documents that show a combined 18 substantiated or well-founded sexual harassment complaints against state lawmakers or top staffers.

AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Bills On Net Neutrality, Taxes, Environmental Regulation; A Look At Governor's Race Spending

February 2, 2018 | Chris Remington

Ben Bradford joins for Capitol Chat to discuss bills focused on net neutrality, taxes and environmental regulation. He also recaps the state of the 2018 California governor's race.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Governor, Democratic Leaders Reach Agreement On Major Pieces Of Housing Deal

August 28, 2017 | Ben Adler

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats have reached a housing deal at the state Capitol that includes a $4 billion bond, a new fee on real estate transaction documents, and several efforts to streamline new development projects.

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