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  • new storyCalifornia governor signs aggressive climate change bill 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:35 pm

    LOS ANGELES - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious climate change bill on Wednesday, aiming to increase the state's use of renewable electricity to 50 percent and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient by 2030.

  • California governor signs law targeting gender wage gap story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 8:34 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation.

  • Right-to-die backers say California helps fight elsewhere story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-06-15 7:53 pm

    SAN DIEGO - It will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California's example.

  • US, Chinese governors to meet in Seattle 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 3:34 pm

    SEATTLE - Five governors from U.S. states will meet with Chinese counterparts Tuesday to discuss clean technology and economic development as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Seattle.

  • Democratic California governor confronts political setbacks 
    Updated: Sep-12-15 1:32 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown has grown accustomed to reveling in political victories since his return to the state capital in 2011, his national luster restored by shoring up the state's finances and the spotlight on his agenda to cut carbon emissions.

  • The Latest on Legislature: Lawmakers reject doctor billing story has photos
    Updated: Sep-12-15 4:03 am

    SACRAMENTO, California - The latest developments in the California Legislature, which is considering hundreds of bills ahead of a Friday deadline for passage (all times local):

  • California lawmakers want special session to tackle drought 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 9:40 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - A bipartisan group of 47 state Assembly members delivered a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday asking him to declare a special session to tackle problems related to California's ongoing drought.

  • NBC's Chuck Todd settling in after year at 'Meet the Press' 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 12:09 pm

    NEW YORK - One of the ironies in this season of Trump is that the man who publicly mocked "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd for low ratings was responsible for Todd's best ratings ever on the show.

  • Transit, health funding among California's unfinished work story has photos
    Updated: Sep-11-15 1:17 am

    SACRAMENTO, California - While California state lawmakers announced last-minute deals on medical marijuana regulation and a scaled-back climate change proposal, they were likely to adjourn this year's legislative session Friday without completing major initiatives on transportation and health care financing.

  • California Democrats drop oil mandate in climate proposal 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 3:06 am

    SACRAMENTO, California - California will continue to lead the fight in curbing greenhouse gas emissions for the sake of future generations, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats said as they scaled back an ambitious climate change proposal amid opposition from oil interests.