Stories by Steve
A bill to make it easier to get concealed weapons permits in California is stirring up controversy at the state capitol.
A California lawmaker says the state may be violating its own regulation requiring gas stations to meet new clean air standards. Steve Shadley (SHAD-Lee) explains why State Senator Dave Cox wants to know if gas pumps the state uses to fuel its vehicles are legal.
Thousands of new homebuyers are taking advantage of a state tax credit intended to jumpstart California's slumping housing market.
The head of the California Guard just returned from Iraq and he says morale is "good" among local troops. Steve Shadley reports.
Some political observers say California lawmakers passed the historic budget agreement with very little public oversight. They're calling for more "open government" during future budget negotiations. Steve Shadley reports.
Governor Schwarzenegger says California can get back to business now. Lawmakers have approved a plan to deal with the state's $42 billion deficit. The governor says he plans to sign the budget deal today/Friday. Steve Shadley reports.
The chairman of the state republican party is from San Diego. He says Senator John McCain's presidential campaign is getting the attention of undecided and independent voters in California. But the state's most well known Republican --Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, cancelled plans to speak today and remains on the sidelines. From Sacramento, Steve Shadley reports.
Just when firefighters thought they were beating the 330 wildfires burning in California, the weather turned against them. Steve Shadley reports.
Just when firefighters thought they were beating the 330 wildfires that continue burning in California the weather has turned against them. From Sacramento Steve Shadley reports.
Very few vacancies remain for pets and livestock at crowded animal shelters in communities evacuated because of the California wildfires. From Sacramento Steve Shadley reports
Tuesday is the deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the June 3rd statewide election in California. From Sacramento Steve Shadley reports.
There's a survey out today that shows California's legal system is among the worst in the nation for businesses. From Sacramento Steve Shadley reports that the study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranks each state based on attorney interviews and the outcome of class action lawsuits.
Wildfire season typically begins around the middle of May in California, but there already have been a few flare-ups in the Central Valley. That means the season could be starting early this year. From Sacramento, Steve Shadley reports.