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  • Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund

    Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund
    SACRAMENTO — Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an election-year pitch that he must make to lawmakers without the benefit of a Democratic supermajority.
  • California lawmaker scraps plan to replace carbon market with tax on fuels

    SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - A top Democratic lawmaker in California on Monday backed off an unpopular plan to tax gasoline and diesel fuels and instead proposed a less controversial plan to spend up to $5 billion a year from the state's fledgling carbon...

    Senate leader pushes new plan to spend polluter fees

    Senate leader pushes new plan to spend polluter fees
    SACRAMENTO -- Senate leader Darrell Steinberg on Monday outlined a new proposal for funding affordable housing, transportation upgrades and bullet train construction with money from California's cap-and-trade program. The program, approved by the...

    Warning: Sugary drink warning labels advance in Senate

    A California Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday to mandate warning labels on sweetened drinks that contain at least 50 calories per cup. Which invites the question: Who reads drink labels? Supporters of SB 1000, including Sen. Bill Monning (D-...

    California Senate to three suspended members: You're dead to me

    A week after taking the unprecedented step of suspending three colleagues, the California state Senate erased the lawmakers’ names, press releases and archives from its websites. The Senate left in place bare-bones information for the districts of...