Gov. Jerry Brown’s January budget proposal is just around the corner, and it’s the event every lawmaker, lobbyist and chief financial officer in your life will be talking about over the holidays. Want to join them? Here are five things to watch
California voters overwhelmingly backed a 2008 ballot initiative giving more space to egg-laying hens. But weeks away from implementation, the specifics of what the law requires continue to be a matter of dispute and the outlook for enforcement is cloudy.
The Legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal analyst suggests ways that California could craft a state version of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. The move would help low-income Californians, but cost the state $400 million to roughly $1 billion
The massive water diversion tunnels proposed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have undergone another significant design change: State officials now plan to eliminate giant pumps at the three Sacramento River intakes.
In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before start of filing season.
Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation's highest court — social conservatives and law enforcement.
In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election.
The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday.