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New California Law May Prolong Vote Counts

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Election Day was two weeks ago, but workers are still counting votes in some California counties. Next year, tallying the votes could take even longer.

Governor Brown Signs Groundwater Sustainability Bills

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It’s going to become more difficult to drill a well in California. Jerry Brown signed a package of groundwater legislation signed into law Tuesday.

Whooping Cough Rates Highest in Handful of California Counties

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Some California counties are showing substantially higher rates of whooping cough than the state average. The current epidemic could be one of the worst in 50 years.

Governor Praises New Supreme Court Nominee

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Governor Jerry Brown says Stanford Law Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar is smart and even-tempered.

Gov. Brown Calls Attention To Border Crisis

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California's Governor says the federal government, California and Mexico all have roles to play in addressing what's become a humanitarian problem.

California Bill Would Mandate Paid Rest Breaks For Farm Workers

Current state law requires employers to encourage workers in extreme heat conditions to take frequent rest breaks and to drink water. This legislation would make it mandatory.

California Lawmakers Approve $687M Water Relief Package

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The $687-million package will immediately provide emergency drinking water and food assistance for parts of California, but still needs Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature.

California Lawmakers To Vote On Emergency Drought Relief Package

It appears California lawmakers are set to vote on emergency legislation that would allocate hundreds of millions of dollars for drought relief.

New Effort to Streamline Teacher Dismissal In California

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There have been several attempts over the years to reform California’s teacher dismissal process. All have been unsuccessful. But that’s not stopping one lawmaker from trying again.

Californians Urged To Buy Local Flowers For Valentine's Day

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If you're buying a bouquet for Valentine's Day, the people who grow and sell flowers in California are urging you to buy local.

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