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  • California senators consider action on sweetened beverages

    Now that public officials and health authorities have recognized the growing problem of obesity, the question is what to do about it. Today, over several hours, California legislators heard testimony about sugar-sweetened soft drinks as they consider possible
  • Schwarzenegger's healthcare reform legacy

    The GOP's surge across the country has put Obamacare in jeopardy, but California's lame-duck Republican governor has nevertheless signed a series of bills that implement key pieces of the federal healthcare reform law. And in so doing, he put California.....

    Taxpayers off the hook for feeding state senators during session

    Under fire for spending $111,316 in taxpayer funds to feed themselves this year, state senators have acted to end the practice. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said a majority of the five-member Senate Rules Committee voted...

    Lawmakers begin months-long review of Gov. Jerry Brown's budget

    Now that Gov. Jerry Brown has unveiled his budget proposal, it’s time for lawmakers to pull out their red pens. The Senate Budget Committee held its first hearing Thursday, and its Assembly counterpart will do the same Tuesday. Until the...

    Lawmaker's bid to stop Cal State executive raises falls short

    A day after California State University trustees approved 10% pay hikes for two executives, a state Senate committee balked at advancing legislation that would prevent such increases in the future.