Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto lauded California on Tuesday for its relatively favorable treatment of undocumented immigrants, telling a joint session of the Legislature that the state has taken the “ethically correct” position in a national debate over immigration.

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Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, the Republican candidate for California controller, said Tuesday she would bring an independent voice to the state’s top fiscal office, and later backed that up by refusing to commit to her party’s candidate for governor, Neel Kashkari.
State agencies gave their employees nearly 200,000 hours of unearned leave credits worth almost $6.4 million over five years, and the self-inflicted taxpayer expense will only grow until the government fixes the errors, according to a new state audit.
Educational research and public attitudes have changed since voters banned bilingual education in 1998, Lara said.
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A Washington-based Republican group working to elect candidates for state office has added two California legislative contenders to its latest list of top races to watch this fall.

Hueso’s arrest continues long history of Legislature and booze
Dan Walters The arrest of Sen. Ben Hueso on drunken driving charges extends a 164-year intertwined history of the Legislature and liquor.
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Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, the Republican candidate for California controller, said Tuesday she would bring an independent voice to the state’s top fiscal office, and later backed that up by refusing to commit to her party’s candidate for governor, Neel Kashkari.

State agencies gave their employees nearly 200,000 hours of unearned leave credits worth almost $6.4 million over five years, and the self-inflicted taxpayer expense will only grow until the government fixes the errors, according to a new state audit.

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