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  • Capitol minister aims to deliver state leaders from temptation

    Capitol minister aims to deliver state leaders from temptation
    Amid the crush of lobbyists, lawyers and lawmakers packing the hallways of the Capitol in the final days of each legislative session, one figure moves through the corridors with noticeable serenity.
  • Productive lawmakers can thank a retooled system

    It was a moderately productive two-year session that the Legislature wrapped up at the witching hour Saturday. Credit mainly voter-approved reforms. This is a new era in Sacramento. But another factor also helped greatly: the devastating drought. You'...

    In state Capitol, intransigence gives way to bipartisan deal-making

    It was past dark when a contingent of Republican senators filed into Gov. Jerry Brown's Capitol office as the deadline loomed for a plan to overhaul California's aging water system. A final deal was still elusive, and the Democratic governor needed...

    Gov. Brown signs bill giving cities control over massage businesses

    Gov. Brown signs bill giving cities control over massage businesses
    Cities will have more authority to crack down on illicit massage parlors under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday. Local government officials have complained that under current law, it is too difficult to regulate massage businesses or shut...

    California Senate approves drought relief for homeowners

    California Senate approves drought relief for homeowners
    SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate took action to protect condominium and mobile home owners from fines from their homeowners associations for not maintaining yards at times when they face government water conservation orders because of a drought. State...