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‘Job-Killer’ bill would allow split-roll parcel tax

Just days after Toyota announced plans to move its corporate headquarters to Texas, the California Senate is poised to adopt a bill that would create a split-roll parcel tax system. Senate Bill 1021, introduced by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, would allow

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Kashkari unveils education overhaul plan

Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for governor who promised to campaign on “jobs and education, that’s it,” delivered on half of that platform Tuesday, with the release of a bold plan for overhauling the state’s failing schools. In a detailed

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CA imposes taxes near highest in the U.S.

If Tax Day 2014 had you feeling down, consider how much less you would have paid in another state. According to a report on state and local tax rates published by WalletHub, California has the second-highest local and state tax

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State Senate postpones hearings for ethics training

In response to ongoing corruption cases, the California State Senate will postpone all committee hearings scheduled for April 23 and in their place host an all-day ethics discussion and training session. In a Wednesday afternoon email (reprinted at the end

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Assembly committee to look at Leg treatment of women employees

This week, the California State Assembly announced the creation of a new select committee to investigate issues facing women in the workplace. Speaker John A. Perez, who made the announcement on Equal Pay Day, said that he’s tasked Assemblywoman Lorena

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Assembly District 74: Taxes, fire pit issues burn bright in race

Grassroots vs. the establishment. Taxes and fire pits. In the heart of conservative Orange County — would you expect anything else? The race for California’s 74th Assembly District features some familiar storylines as three Republicans and two Democrats campaign for this

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CA Senate scrubs websites of 3 Democrats in scandals 4

The California State Senate has scrubbed its website and deleted the online archives of three Democratic state Senators that face criminal charges ranging from weapons trafficking to public corruption. As of April 5 at 7:00 PM, the websites of Democratic

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Not a single Leland Yee gun-control bill was signed into law

Was alleged gun-runner and gun-control advocate Leland Yee all talk? Before you answer, here’s a surprising fact: The San Francisco Democrat, who has been called one of California’s leading gun-control advocates, has never successfully authored a gun-control bill. Not a single

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Pro Tem Cup: CA Senate Dems cancel event, keep cash

In light of recent criminal cases involving three of their members, Senate Democrats have canceled a large annual fundraising event scheduled for this weekend. But the event organizers won’t be returning the campaign cash to the special interest groups that spent

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April Fool’s Day campaign aims to clear voter confusion

Here’s a fact that’s no April Fool’s Day joke. A political party, which traces its history to the segregationist platform of Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace and his 1968 presidential bid, is the fastest growing political party in California. The state that is home to

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