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Sacramento eyes electric vehicle boost

  With California’s cap-and-trade legislation on the ropes, zero-emissions vehicle quotas have emerged as the next piece of environmental policy up for debate in Sacramento. A new bill, soon to be introduced by Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Los Angeles, would “require

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Women poised for modest gains in legislative races

Women make up more than half of California’s population, but only about one-fourth of the Legislature.  And in November, that’s unlikely to change too much, according to a CalWatchdog analysis. While an October surprise, outside factor or just particularly good

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California state agencies easy targets for hackers

This is how the state government handles a department that has continually received sub-par evaluations: add employees, boost wages 17 percent and total spending on salaries by 36 percent. And as for retirement benefits, increase those by 79 percent total,

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Black Caucus brings its clout to CA school funding fight

The Local Control Funding Formula, enacted in 2013, is supposed to make sure more education dollars are used in ways that specifically help struggling students. Gov. Jerry Brown pushed for the education funding change because he said it was crucial

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