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GOP pushes tax credits as California budget work heats up

April 26, 2016
(Assocaited Press) Republicans say their ideas would keep money in the hands of low-income people instead of redistributing it through state programs.

California Senate Republicans want tax breaks for vets, students

April 26, 2016
(Sacramento Bee) Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller called it “a very positive agenda that gives voice to Californians being left behind by their own Capitol.”

Legislative attorney: Brown can’t set climate rules by himself

April 25, 2016
San Diego Union-Tribune - Gov. Jerry Brown has used executive orders in the past and has threatened to keep issuing them to make sure California meets ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the state's legislative counsel delivered an opinion last week saying the governor — and, by...

Legislature’s attorney says Jerry Brown can’t set climate targets

April 21, 2016
Sacramento Bee - Gov. Jerry Brown exceeded his authority when he issued an ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target for California last year, the Legislature’s attorney has told lawmakers. In a letter to Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, the state’s legislative counsel said...

Will California’s new minimum wage law make sense in Bakersfield?

April 1, 2016
Sacramento Bee - Republicans and some business groups predicted that the higher wage will be disastrous in certain parts of the state.