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  • State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste

    State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste
    One summer Saturday in the Bay Area city of Richmond, nitric acid leaked from a tank at a metal plating company, forming a toxic cloud that floated over a neighborhood of small houses and stucco apartments. "People were coughing. They were gasping for...
  • Assembly budget leaders react with cautious optimism to Brown plan

    SACRAMENTO — The top Democrat and Republican on the California Assembly budget committee both reacted with cautious optimism to Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal Thursday, while calling for greater investments in their parties' divergent...
  • Lawmaker to propose bill to protect unpaid interns in California

    Lawmaker to propose bill to protect unpaid interns in California
    One California lawmaker plans to introduce a bill in January that will protect unpaid interns from sexual harassment and other discrimination at work. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) said the legislation will give these interns, most often...
  • Assembly Democrats outline budget plans

    SACRAMENTO -- With California's finances rebounding, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) sees an opportunity to stash billions of dollars in a rainy day fund and spend more money on social services and educational programs.  Pérez and...
  • Don't go wild with the budget surplus, Sacramento

    Top Assembly Democrats have revealed what they'd like to do with billions of dollars in extra tax revenue that the state is projected to receive, and their top priorities were reassuring: expanding the reserve fund and paying down the debts that...
  • Metal-plating firm Electro-Forming charged in hazardous waste case

    A Northern California metal-plating business and its owner were charged Thursday with felony violations of state hazardous waste laws, including storing cyanide near acid in a way that could have triggered a deadly accident. Electro-Forming Co. and...
  • California Legislature sends drought relief package to Gov. Brown

    SACRAMENTO — A $687.4-million emergency drought relief package is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after easily clearing the Legislature on Thursday. Brown and legislative leaders unveiled the proposal last week to free up the state's water...
  • Assembly Democrats seek to restore cuts to Medi-Cal funding

    SACRAMENTO -- Two Assembly Democrats want to restore funding for California's healthcare program for the poor, laying the groundwork for another debate over how to make the best use of the state's financial recovery. The proposal, AB 1805, would reverse...
  • Lawmakers seek 'gun violence restraining order' after UCSB slayings

    Lawmakers seek 'gun violence restraining order' after UCSB slayings
    Last weekend's mass killing near UC Santa Barbara has spurred action in Sacramento, with lawmakers announcing Tuesday that they are seeking a new route to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from owning or buying guns. The measure, by...
  • Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill

    Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill
     Shocked by the weekend's mass killings near UC Santa Barbara, state lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a new way to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from buying or owning guns. Legislators also advanced dozens of unrelated bills,...
  • Legislative analyst's budget outlook brighter than Brown's projections

    Legislative analyst's budget outlook brighter than Brown's projections
    California's tax revenues will rebound more strongly than Gov. Jerry Brown's spending plan predicts, according to the Legislature's top budget advisor, a finding Democratic lawmakers are expected to seize on to challenge the governor's continuing call for...