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New California Laws 2018

Dec. 26, 2017
By California Capitol Network

Every year hundreds of new California laws take effect Jan. 1. Many of them won't have much effect on your daily life. Here's a closer look at some that might in 2018.

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San Diego Rapper Pleads Not Guilty To Gang Conspiracy Charge

Dec. 4, 2014
By California Capitol Network

The nine local shootings connected to Duncan's case occurred between May 2013 and February of this year.

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New California Law May Prolong Vote Counts

Nov. 21, 2014
By California Capitol Network

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.

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Governor Brown Signs Groundwater Sustainability Bills

Sept. 17, 2014
By California Capitol Network

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.

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Whooping Cough Rates Highest in Handful of California Counties

July 23, 2014
By California Capitol Network

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.

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Governor Praises New Supreme Court Nominee

July 23, 2014
By California Capitol Network

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

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Gov. Brown Calls Attention To Border Crisis

July 23, 2014
By California Capitol Network

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

March 31, 2014
By California Capitol Network

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.

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California Lawmakers Approve $687M Water Relief Package

Feb. 27, 2014
By California Capitol Network

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

Feb. 27, 2014
By California Capitol Network

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

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