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10 min ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Alert: Jerry Brown calls special legislative session on rainy day fund

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature for next week to address his effort to put a rainy-day fund constitutional amendment on the November ballot.

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4 hrs ago | Santa Barbara Independent

15-point Lead in the Polls

The latest Field Poll just released this morning confirms that we have established a commanding lead in the race to become the Republican nominee for Governor.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, US Governors

8 hrs ago | Fire Dog Lake

In Plain Sight: The Rise of Corporate Democrats in California

Marin County is one of California's most liberal regions and, with its iconic redwoods and stunning coastline, it is also a power center for environmental activism.

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Related Topix: US News, California, Activism, US Politics, Mitt Romney, US Governors

12 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

The Buzz: California bill would revamp tax checkoff program

SB 1207 would set new standards for the listing. State tax revenue continued to outpace budget estimates last month, with year-to-date revenue now $1.4 billion more than the Brown administration projected, the state Department of Finance reported Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Morro Bay, CA, Tax, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Oakland Post

New Positive Energy Feeds Oakland Renewal

The Oakland Visitor and Convention Bureau is no more, having been replaced by Visit Oakland, a new nonprofit group formed to encourage tourism and promote Oakland.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Theater, Arts, US Governors, US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Daily Kos

Governor Brown's Bay Delta Conservation Plan Lacks Answers

Three environmental organizations today asked the big, unanswered question of the state and federal officials behind the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the twin tunnels: Who will pay? "With just 60 days remaining for public examination and comment, the parties involved in the creation, planning and implementation of the Bay Delta Conservation ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

LA Daily News

Watchful eyes needed on new school funding: Editorial

Gov. Jerry Brown's Local Control Funding Formula, designed to funnel more money to school districts with large percentages of economically disadvantaged students, seems like a sound idea.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Education Etc., San Bernardino County, CA, Bell, CA, Opinion

Petaluma360

Lawmakers seek to restore university watchdog and database

A move is afoot in the Capitol to bring back a higher education watchdog and restore a data trove of 1.7 billion records on public colleges and universities that were placed in limbo by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Related Topix: US Governors, California, California Government, Cal State Sonoma

KRCR

State Senate leader backs off carbon tax proposal

The state Senate leader is backing off a proposal for a so-called carbon tax and instead wants to dedicate billions generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, California High-Speed Rail, US Governors

Reuters

California lawmaker scraps plan to replace carbon market with tax on fuels

A top Democratic lawmaker in California on Monday backed off an unpopular plan to tax gasoline and diesel fuels and instead proposed a less controversial plan to spend up to $5 billion a year from the state's fledgling carbon program on affordable housing and mass transit.

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Related Topix: California Government, California, US Governors, California High-Speed Rail

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California looking to recycled water to ease drought concerns

At two treatment plants in El Dorado Hills, millions of gallons of brown wastewater pour in every week, and millions of gallons of clean water pour out through purple pipes that irrigate the lawns of 4,000 homes.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, El Dorado Hills, CA, Agriculture, Science, US Governors, San Diego, CA

The Modesto Bee

California officials nab 11 in drug ring bust

California Attorney General Kamala Harris joined law enforcement officials from the Central Valley in Fresno on Monday to announce the bust, which included the arrests of 11 people.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Fresno, CA, US Governors

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Indybay.org

Friends of the River stands up for the First Amendment

Bob Wright, Senior Counsel for Friends of the River, said, "The BDCP Water Tunnels project is in reality a dagger aimed at the hearts of the Sacramento River and the San Francisco Bay-Delta as well as a pickpocket after the wallets of California taxpayers and ratepayers.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Top Democratic lawmaker backs off 'carbon tax'

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said his willingness to pivot from a higher tax on gasoline, propane and other consumer fuels was driven by the need to fund environmentally friendly infrastructure projects while helping low-income Californians with housing.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, California High-Speed Rail, US Governors

Grist Magazine

Ohio blames frackers for earthquakes

Ohio officials have linked fracking in the state to an unprecedented swarm of earthquakes that struck last month.

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Related Topix: Mahoning County, OH, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, US Governors

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

The Next Time Anybody Insists California Has Recovered, Read This

I have been pushing back on claims that California's economy is fine and awesome and should be used as a model for other states' recoveries.

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The Raw Story

Too far for Fox? Hosts call Breitbart sexist for 'twerking' Nancy Pelosi photo

A Breitbart advertising campaign that featured a photoshop of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on singer Miley Cyrus' twerking body last week had even Fox News calling the conservative publication sexist and hypocritical.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, US Governors, California, California Government

The Fresno Bee

California looking to recycled water to ease drought concerns

Potable and non-potable water are stored in tanks on a hill above the El Dorado Water District, April 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, El Dorado Hills, CA, Agriculture, Science, US Governors

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

State water board official shares views about the region's groundwater concerns

Turlock resident Dorene "DeeDee" D'Adamo, one of five members of the State Water Resources Control Board, will participate in Tuesday's "Groundwater Challenges" forum at California State University, Stanislaus.

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Related Topix: Turlock, CA, Cal State Stanislaus, US Governors, San Joaquin, CA, Agriculture, Science

National Review Online

Fund: The GOP's Intra-Party Primary Wars

That's wrong. There are times when Republicans need to sound the alarm bells to avoid catastrophic candidates whose nomination can only help Democrats.

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