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  • The cup's half full without groundwater regulation

    They're all patting themselves on the back in the state Capitol for finally achieving a water bond deal. And that's fine. It was a momentous act. But what really would be historic — and worth running self-congratulatory reelection ads about...
  • California lawmakers considering historic shift in groundwater policy

    California lawmakers considering historic shift in groundwater policy
    As California continues to endure a calamitous lack of water from the sky, the state could, for the first time, start to regulate water drawn from the ground. Groundwater regulation has been politically poisonous since the state's founding. But...
  • California needs to get a grip on its groundwater

    California needs to get a grip on its groundwater
    It's not just reservoirs and aqueducts that are drying up in the state's drought. Under the ground, aquifers that store water relied on by more than three-quarters of Californians are being over-pumped, often to such an extent that the earth above them...
  • States debate digital currency

    Now that consumers can use digital currencies like bitcoin to buy rugs from Overstock.com, pay for Peruvian pork sandwiches from a food truck in Washington, D.C., and even make donations to political action committees, states are beginning to explore...
  • Gov. Brown signs bills legalizing Bitcoins use, other legislation

    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed bills that recognize the legal use of Bitcoins and other digital currencies in California, repeal a requirement for food handlers to use gloves, and keep minor truants out of lockup facilities, his aides announced Saturday....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs a pair of gun bills

    Gov. Jerry Brown signs a pair of gun bills
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed two gun-related measures into law Friday, including one bill to make single-shot pistols subject to the state's handgun safety requirements. Most guns sold in California must comply with the state's safe handgun requirements --...
  • Coalition forms to manage California's groundwater

    So let me get this straight: The state government is telling us we can't hose down the driveway and should feel guilty about watering the lawn. But it's OK for somebody to pump all the groundwater he wants? The policy-makers are padlocking flush toilets...
  • Rainbow Ranch heritage chicken being offered at farmers markets

    Rainbow Ranch heritage chicken being offered at farmers markets
    Anyone lucky enough to taste genuine barnyard chickens knows they have much more flavor than bland industrially farmed birds crammed into huge factories. Old-fashioned birds are almost as rare as hen's teeth in commerce, however, which may explain the...
  • More than 100 bills fail to clear key Assembly fiscal committee

    More than 100 bills were sidelined in an Assembly panel Friday, including a series of tax credit proposals and a measure to provide special driver's license designations for veterans. There were 368 bills considered by the Assembly appropriations...
  • State Legislature tables bills on migrant healthcare, oil tax, more

    State Legislature tables bills on migrant healthcare, oil tax, more
    Nearly 200 proposals were shelved in the Legislature on Friday, including controversial measures that would have provided healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, imposed a tax on oil drilled from the ground and created a voluntary...
  • State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains

    State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains
    Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train. Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...