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  • Advocates push lawmakers to help social programs in budget

    As California lawmakers begin drilling into Gov. Jerry Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession.
  • California's cap-and-trade program is key to Gov. Jerry Brown's agenda

    California's cap-and-trade program is key to Gov. Jerry Brown's agenda
    For Gov. Jerry Brown, fighting climate change is more than a central tenet of his political agenda. It's also a key source of funding. California's cap-and-trade program, in which permits to pollute are traded and fees are levied, has been a swelling...

    Convicted medical pot seller finds congressional allies in legal appeal

    Convicted medical pot seller finds congressional allies in legal appeal
    For years, Charles Lynch has waged a lonely battle against federal prosecutors intent on putting him in prison for selling medical marijuana. But last week he received help from unexpected — and influential — allies. In a strongly worded...

    Take the initiative to read the petitions before you sign

    Take the initiative to read the petitions before you sign
    It's initiative season in California. Time to start circulating those petitions in front of grocery stores in the hopes of passing new laws or taxes (or tax cuts) or rights or special carve-outs for your company in the November 2016 election. And...

    Countering criticism, Steinberg says mental health law showing results

    Countering criticism, Steinberg says mental health law showing results
    Seeking to quell criticism that his signature mental health initiative lacks accountability, former state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg pushed back Wednesday with a study he commissioned showing declines in homelessness, arrests and incarcerations for...