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State Government

Trump Wants California To Pay Back Billions For Bullet Train

February 20, 2019

(AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed a fight to keep the money and said the move was in response to California again suing the administration, this time over Trump's emergency declaration to pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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State Government

‘We Object To The President Doing His Job In An Illegal Way’: Becerra Comments On California’s Latest Lawsuit Against President Trump

February 20, 2019 | Ben Adler

CapRadio’s Ben Adler asked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra about the legal battle over the president’s national emergency declaration and a debate over police use of force at the state Capitol.

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State Government

Gov. Newsom Takes Softer Approach To Housing Compliance At Meeting With California Mayors

February 19, 2019

The California governor admitted Tuesday that suing the city of Huntington Beach was an aggressive start to getting California cities and counties to comply with state housing goals.

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Environment

California Lawmakers Toy With Idea Of Replacing Sales Tax With A Carbon Tax

February 19, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

The idea is to place a tax on every item sold in the state based on how much carbon is emitted when it's made. Sen. Ben Allen introduced a study bill on this requiring the California Air Resources Board to report back to the legislature by 2021.

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State Government

Gavin Newsom Calls For ‘Master Plan On Aging’ In California

February 15, 2019 | Chris Nichols

Advocates for seniors say the state doesn’t need new programs, but instead must make existing ones work together more effectively.

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State Government

No, Gavin Newsom Didn’t Just Kill California’s High-Speed Rail Project

February 14, 2019 | Ben Adler

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s remarks on state’s embattled high-speed rail project in his State of the State address this week seemed to perplex supporters and opponents alike.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Is Gov. Gavin Newsom Taking California High Speed Rail In A New Direction?

February 14, 2019

Ben Adler shares larger takeaways from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State speech. And did the governor actually declare a new direction for the state’s high-speed rail project?

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