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Gov.-Elect Newsom’s interest in tax reform likely to face bipartisan push-back

Governor-elect Gavin Newsom says he hopes to amend the California tax code to lessen its dependence on income and capital gains taxes paid by the very rich. Yet the last two serious attempts at tax reform were both dead on arrival,

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Push to rebrand GOP undercut by evidence of potent anti-tax focus

A group of moderate California Republicans that wants the party to rebrand itself as both pro-business and pro-environment and show a willingness to work with Democrats on some issues is back in the news this week. Led by Assemblyman Chad

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Trump targets California’s unique role in shaping air pollution rules

The Trump administration is on the brink of what could prove its most consequential legal battle with the state of California, with EPA chief Scott Pruitt expected this week to take aim at the autonomy that state leaders were given in

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AB32, Trump help Schwarzenegger repair reputation

In 2011, after his seven-year run as governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger had plenty of reasons to worry about how his time in elected office might be remembered. It wasn’t just that he was widely viewed as an under-performing leader who never

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Sacramento Democrats propose single-payer health care in California

  Sacramento Democrats have centered attention around a shot at universal health care for all Golden State residents.  “In a surprise move made in response to President Donald Trump’s push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, two California lawmakers

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Gov. Brown signs controversial new climate bills

  Over staunch opposition on his right, Gov. Jerry Brown signed several new climate bills into law, aiming to keep California on the regulatory trajectory first set during former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration.  That suite of laws, “in which polluters pay to

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CA lawmakers team up to pitch 17-cent gas tax hike

The Democratic member who has led the push in the Assembly for a gas tax hike to pay for transportation improvements is teaming with the Democratic senator who has played the same role in his chamber. And the pair want to be

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Middle class squeezed in Bay Area

Driven by shifting economics, demographics, and changing definitions of moderate prosperity, middle class Californians in areas once rife with new arrivals — and dominated by Democratic voters — have begun looking for the residential exits.  Statewide struggle Both the Bay Area

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Minimum-wage law’s opt-out provision unlikely to be used by governor

A California governor is asked to sign historic, far-reaching legislation that could have unknown consequences — and tells the Legislature he will only go along if there is an escape clause that can be used if the law causes economic

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Trump establishes commanding lead in recent Golden State poll

  With California’s delegate-rich primary election looming for Republicans as a possible last chance to stop Donald Trump from rolling to the nomination, Trump has established a commanding lead in the polls and a beachhead of support among the party’s California

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