Californians consider moving due to rising housing costs, poll finds

A majority of voters in California have considered moving due to rising housing costs, according to new findings from the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies, with 1 in 4 saying that if they moved it would be out of the state

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End of session defined by higher taxes, anti-Trump and union priorities

SACRAMENTO – California’s legislative session, which completed its work in the wee hours Saturday morning, was one of the more controversial ones in years, given the degree to which the Democratic majority was able to secure various tax and fee

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How California Senate leader’s 100% renewable energy bill lost its way

From pioneering air-pollution control programs in Los Angeles County in the 1940s to setting nationally copied standards on fuel efficiency and emissions to the 2006 passage of AB32, the state’s landmark anti-global warming law, California has long been proud of

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With unprecedented security measures, Ben Shapiro delivers Berkeley speech

Amid fears of widespread political violence, Ben Shapiro’s speech at UC Berkeley on Thursday night was a mostly peaceful affair, with the conservative commentator delivering remarks where he criticized identity politics and an anti-free speech climate on college campuses around

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Will consumer privacy initiatives slow the internet economy?

SACRAMENTO – As the legislative session ends, California political junkies will soon turn their attention to the slate of initiatives making their way to the November 2018 ballot. One of the more significant proposed statewide measures is the California Consumer

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California set to become ‘sanctuary state’ after deal between governor and state Senate leader

Gov. Jerry Brown and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, reached a compromise on the state’s “sanctuary state” bill this week, in a deal that amends the legislation to expand the ability of law enforcement to cooperate

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Study raises doubts about effects of local control in schools

When Gov. Jerry Brown persuaded the Legislature to pass the Local Control Funding Formula in 2013 – the biggest change in public education in California this century – he used two main selling points. The first was that the law would direct

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‘Sanctuary state,’ energy, housing bills face reckoning in Legislature

The California Legislature enters the final week of its 2017 session with ambitious measures on immigration, renewable energy and housing still up in the air. Two of the measures have been championed by state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de

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Bill would revive California’s redevelopment agencies

  SACRAMENTO – California’s redevelopment agencies were a fixture on the local political landscape for six decades, as they guided development policies and grabbed “tax increment financing” that localities used to pay for infrastructure improvements, downtown renovations and affordable-housing projects.

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