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California lawmakers vote to reduce deficit by $17 billion, but harder choices lie ahead

Apr. 11, 2024 17:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers don't know for sure how big their budget deficit is, but on Thursday they decided it's big enough to go ahead and reduce spending by about $17 billion. The vote represents a preemptive strike from Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is...

Salmon fishing is banned off the California coast for the second year in a row amid low stocks

Apr. 10, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal fishery managers voted Wednesday to cancel all commercial and recreational salmon fishing off the coast of California for the second year in a row, and only the fourth time in state history, because of dwindling stocks. The unanimous vote by the Pacific...

Court upholds California's authority to set nation-leading vehicle emission rules

Apr. 09, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California can continue to set its own nation-leading vehicle emissions standards, a federal court ruled Tuesday — two years after the Biden administration restored the state’s authority to do so as part of its efforts to reverse Trump-era environmental rollbacks. ...

How effective are California's homelessness programs? Audit finds state hasn't been keeping track

Apr. 09, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California spent $24 billion to tackle homelessness over the past five years but didn’t consistently track whether the huge outlay of public money actually improved the situation, according to state audit released Tuesday. With makeshift tents lining the...

California Democrats agree on plan to reduce budget deficit by $17.3 billion

Apr. 04, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democratic leaders announced Thursday they had come to an agreement on a plan that would reduce the state's staggering multibillion-dollar shortfall by $17.3 billion through a combination of spending cuts, delays and deferrals. Gov. Gavin...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 04, 2024 07:20 AM EDT

New York Post. April 3, 2024. Editorial: Calif. fast food minimum wage law’s already a disaster — and NY wants some too California’s absurd fast food wage law has been in effect for less than a week and it’s already made prices hotter than a fryolator. ...

Lawsuit challenges $1 billion in federal funding to sustain California's last nuclear power plant

Apr. 03, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental group has sued the U.S. Energy Department over its decision to award over $1 billion to help keep California’s last nuclear power plant running beyond a planned closure that was set for 2025. The move opens another battlefront in the fight over the future of...

California governor to deploy 500 surveillance cameras to Oakland to fight crime

Mar. 29, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of high-tech surveillance cameras are being installed in the city of Oakland and surrounding freeways to battle crime, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday. Newsom, a Democrat, said in a news release that the California Highway Patrol has...

Former state Controller Betty Yee announces campaign for California governor

Mar. 27, 2024 16:07 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s former Controller Betty Yee announced Wednesday she will run for governor in 2026, vying to succeed outgoing Gov. Gavin Newsom against other major Democratic contenders in what will be the first open race for the state's top office since 2018. ...

California's unemployment rate is the highest in the nation. Slower job growth is to blame

Mar. 22, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unemployment rate is now the highest in the country, reaching 5.3% in February following new data that revealed job growth in the nation's most populous state was much lower last year than previously thought. California lost a staggering 2.7...