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Breakthrough In Effort To End Cash Bail In California

Aug. 17
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

A years-long quest to end cash bail in California is heading for a showdown in the Legislature as soon as early next week after the bill's author released closely guarded details Thursday.

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Does The Government Help Pay To Rebuild Homes Burned Down By Wildfires? Barely.

Aug. 1
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

As California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown debate who should pay for the billions of dollars in wildfire damages, residents might wonder how much government help is available to rebuild their homes.

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Antonio Villaraigosa Says 'The Economy's Not Working For Too Many People'

June 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa is campaigning as a pro-business progressive who will work to "restore the luster of the California Dream."

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John Cox Aims To 'Clean Out The Barn'

June 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Republican John Cox wants to "clean out the barn" in Sacramento, just as President Trump campaigned to "drain the swamp" in Washington.

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John Chiang Is The 'No-Drama' Candidate

June 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Democrat John Chiang believes he can strike a sweet spot in California politics: a political progressive who's fiscally prudent.

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Travis Allen Wants To 'Take Back California'

June 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Republican Travis Allen is hoping — heck, he’s confident — that he can channel Trump and "take back California."

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Delaine Eastin Says She Has 'Brass Backbone'

June 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Democrat Delaine Eastin says she’s the only candidate to "not just go along and get along" at the state Capitol.

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Gavin Newsom Says He Has 'Courage For A Change'

June 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Democrat Gavin Newsom is hoping grassroots energy for progressive goals such as single-payer health care will propel him to the governor's mansion.

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Recall Provision In California Budget Seeks To Save Dems' Supermajority

June 19, 2017
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

California lawmakers have approved a state budget deal with a provision that has Republicans accusing Democrats of trying to steal an election. It would create new rules for recall elections – and it’s written in a way that would delay a current bid to recall a Democratic state senator until next June’s primary.

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Brown: 'Grossly Hypocritical' To Oppose Oil Production In California

June 12, 2017
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Jerry Brown’s trip to China earned him wall-to-wall media coverage — internationally and here at home.

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