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Calif.'s climate fight in 11th hour

...change conference. Brown is likely to attend the conference, but he has not said so officially.But first, the Democratic governor has to break through a logjam in his own party in the final week of the legislative session.Many Assembly Democrats...
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Warning signs for both parties in state and local elections their races, too.The Democratic defeats have implications for policies as well as politics. While most Democratic governors have expanded their states' Medicaid coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act, several Republicans have...
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California to phase out microbeads used in soaps, toothpaste

...electricity from renewable energy sources within 15 years and to double the energy efficiency of existing buildings.The Democratic governor also signed three oil spill protection bills, months after a pipeline leaked more than 100,000 gallons of crude...
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Right-to-die backers say California helps fight elsewhere

...positions.""In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death," wrote the Democratic governor, who has been treated for prostate cancer and melanoma. "I do not know what I would do if I were dying in prolonged...
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California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

...7-year-old leukemia survivor Rhett Krawitt Wednesday as he delivered a petition with over 30,000 signatures to the Democratic governor. Krawitt's parents said that because he could not be immunized for a year after receiving chemotherapy, they...
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People questioned in shooting released

...additional help Thursday, but his office wouldn't say how many additional officers were being sent in to help.The Democratic governor says he spoke with the county executive and local police officials over the phone, though details weren't released...
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My Turn: Medicaid expansion is the right choice

Gov. Bill Walker, like other Republican and Democratic governors who have hopped on board, is right that accepting Medicaid expansion will save Alaska money and cut our budget deficit. Turning...
California ramps up efforts to cut emissions

...challenged the nation's most populous state to increase renewable energy use to 50 percent in the next 15 years.The Democratic governor has had to balance his environmental agenda with political and economic reality: The state of nearly 39 million...
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My Turn: Hurray for Democrats! Hurray for Republicans! Love, your BFF, Big Money

...dollars - for money well spent. Big Oil keeps Governor Parnell's tax bill following Sen. Murkowski's and Democratic Governor Knowles' support. Big Corporations made out pretty well, too. In addition to support of the Vote No on 1 campaign...
Outside editorial: Supreme Court just says no to bribery facilities in the state.The Siegelman case attracted national attention partly because the former Democratic governor claimed that his prosecution by the Justice Department under President George W. Bush was politically motivated...


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