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  • Commercial space bills ready to launch

    Commercial space bills ready to launch
    A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday to define commercial space ventures for the next few  years but a showdown may loom with a slightly-different bill in the Senate that has more...
  • Senate OKs Bill To Allow Municipal Employees To Enroll In State Health Care Plan

    HARTFORD — Legislation that would let cities and towns enroll their employees in the state's health insurance plan won Senate approval Thursday evening over the objections of Republican lawmakers worried about higher state expenses and new...
  • Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank

    Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate took its first step toward fulfilling a GOP promise to roll back key parts of the sweeping 2010 law that overhauled financial industry regulations and oversight. The Dodd-Frank reform law, designed to...
  • California is flush with cash. So why the warnings to prepare for recession?

    California is flush with cash. So why the warnings to prepare for recession?
    Even as California's leaders prepare a new state budget that is flush with cash, Gov. Jerry Brown has increasingly raised the specter of another recession that could undo years of hard-won financial progress. When he released his latest spending...
  • State Controller Betty Yee wants tax reform that relies less on the top 1%

    State Controller Betty Yee wants tax reform that relies less on the top 1%
    New state Controller Betty Yee is not your typical politician. She's boldly sticking her neck out on a continuous issue bound to cause grief. The issue is tax reform, a taboo subject for most elected officials. At least, the comprehensive reform —...
  • For those in California illegally, health services vary greatly by county

    For those in California illegally, health services vary greatly by county
    Margarita Vasquez lacked health insurance and couldn't afford an eye operation to ward off blindness. But under a Los Angeles County program that extends healthcare services to poor residents who are in the country illegally, the 64-year-old underwent...
  • On overseas tour, Jeb Bush hopes to prove himself on foreign policy

    On overseas tour, Jeb Bush hopes to prove himself on foreign policy
    World affairs are constants in Jeb Bush's life. He met his wife while a teenager studying in Mexico, majored in Latin American affairs in college and lived in Venezuela as a young businessman. He speaks fluent Spanish. He had a front-row seat to the...
  • Bullet train runs into rising opposition over Southern California routes

    Bullet train runs into rising opposition over Southern California routes
    Over the last decade, the California bullet train has been largely confined to futuristic renderings and promised trips of about 2 1/2 hours from Los Angeles to San Francisco. But as its effects on urban areas come more sharply into focus, opposition is...
  • California state senators to propose overhaul of Prop. 13

     California state senators to propose overhaul of Prop. 13
    Two Democratic state senators plan to introduce legislation Wednesday to overhaul Proposition 13, the state's landmark restrictions on property taxes, so local governments can raise more revenue from commercial and industrial properties. The measure...
  • Fast-track authority for Trans-Pacific Partnership advances in Senate

    WASHINGTON — After a flurry of last-minute legislative wrangling, the Senate on Thursday advanced a measure that would give President Obama so-called fast-track authority to complete a pending trade pact with leading Pacific nations. Senators...
  • Senate Debates Healthcare Pooling Bill

    The state Senate began debating Thursday afternoon over a healthcare pooling plan that allows non-state employees to join into the state insurance plan. Healthcare pooling has been controversial through the years as many Democrats have been in favor and...