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26 min ago | The Huffington Post

Colorado Lawmakers Advance Bill To Crack Down On 'Revenge Porn'

A bill that would criminalize the posting of intimate images over the Internet as an act of humiliation - so-called "revenge porn" - passed its first test in the Colorado state legislature on Thursday, sailing unanimously through a key committee.


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26 min ago | The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: California cities facing tough fiscal times

The state budget is largely financed by personal income taxes, and thanks to an improving economy and a temporary tax increase approved by voters two years ago, it is enjoying surpluses after years of deficits.


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1 hr ago | KQED

Interview: Jerry Brown Defends His Record on Income Inequality

Gov. Jerry Brown says the plight of California's poor is part of a larger, global rise in income inequality.


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2 hrs ago | News Max

California Moves Toward Stricter Handgun Regulations

A bill banning the sale of single-shot handguns that can be modified into semi-automatic weapons advanced in the California legislature on Thursday as lawmakers sought to close what the bill's supporters say is a loophole in the state's gun safety laws.


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6 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

California Governor's Office Optimistic But Offers No Guarantee of Expanded Tax Incentives

At the annual California Film Commission breakfast, a member of Brown's team said they are aware of the program's value but cautioned that doesn't assure support.


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10 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Alert: Jerry Brown makes Time's 100 list, with blurb by Gray Davis

"Things are looking up in California," Davis writes in the magazine. "Governor Jerry Brown has eliminated a $26 billion deficit, getting legislators to make painful cuts and persuading voters to increase their taxes."


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15 hrs ago |

Political Outsiders Shine on TIME 100 List

With Washington, D.C. mired in partisan gridlock, the nation's political power centers have shifted outside the nation's capital to statehouses and boardrooms across the country.


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19 hrs ago | KQED

Poll: Even Some Republicans Bullish on Jerry Brown?

It's one of the most familiar sayings in the world of politics: the only poll that matters is the official one taken on Election Day.


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Wed Apr 23, 2014


Sheriff, Challenger Face Off in First Election Debate

The two candidates vying for Santa Barbara County sheriff in the June 3 election had their first debate Wednesday night, each making the case for why voters should choose them for the office.


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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Alert: Californians like Common Core education, finance overhaul

Two major changes in California's public education system - adoption of "Common Core" academic standards and giving extra money to school districts with large numbers of poor and/or English learner students - seem to have gained favor with the state's residents.


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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Alert: Jerry Brown appoints Jodi Remke new FPPC chair

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Jodi Remke , presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, chairwoman of the state's Fair Political Practices Commission, his office announced Wednesday.


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The Nation

Students Mark Anniversary of BP Disaster With a Human Oil Spill

A human oil spill spread across Dwinelle Plaza on Monday - a silent demonstration against fracking that is the first in a series of events to kick-start Earth Week 2014.


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Santa Cruz Sentinel

As we see it: Fear the worst for drought-dry fire season

It's not too early. In fact, it might be late. The peak fire season for California may not have officially started, but a calendar date isn't fooling fire officials.


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Holtville Tribune

Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Earth Day

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring Tuesday, April 22, 2014 as "Earth Day" in the State of California.


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San Francisco Bay View

Coalition opposes all proposals to expand California jails and prisons

This week members of Californians United for a Responsible Budget , advocates and activists representing diverse communities are attending the Senate Public Safety and Assembly Budget Committee hearings in Sacramento to speak out against billions in funding for new prison and jail expansion.


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The Fresno Bee

Tesla plan for San Joaquin Valley likely not a big one

Tesla Motors Inc. is opening a factory in the San Joaquin Valley, but it's almost certainly not the 6,500-job battery plant that's being coveted by governors and community leaders in California and other states.


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Tue Apr 22, 2014

CBS Local

Calif. Gubernatorial GOP Candidate Kashkari Releases Education Policy Overview

Neel Kashkari, acting interim assistant secretary for financial stabilization at the Treasury Department, testifies before the House Domestic Policy Subcommittee during a hearing on Capitol Hill March 11, 2009 in Washington, DC.


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The Press-Enterprise

CHINO: Governor overturns parole for elderly wife-killer

At age 71, convicted wife-killer Samuel Dubyak's 27-year string of hard luck continues: Gov. Jerry Brown has overturned the state parole board's recommendation to release the former Chino resident.


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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Dan Walters: State Bar trying again to expand enforcement powers

The State Bar is something of an odd duck – a quasi-private, quasi-public entity that simultaneously regulates the legal profession and acts as a trade association and political advocate for lawyers.


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On fracking, cana t California get half a loaf? Thomas Elias

When a city like Carson, home to one large oil refinery and next-door neighbor to another, hard by the junction of two major freeways and site of both a Cal State campus and a Major League Soccer stadium, slaps a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing because of environmental questions, you know fracking of California's vast oil and gas reserves is no ... (more)


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