Politics

Major progress cited in prison inmate care

Today, three federal judges still call the shots on how inmate health care is handled and how many inmates California can pack into its prisons. But a remarkable series of court decisions and compromises between the Brown administration and lawyers for the inmates during the past year have led to what the two sides agree is the most progress in many years in cooperation to change inmate care inside the nation’s largest corrections system.

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Jerry Brown’s budget: Five things to watch

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.

Politics

California’s egg laws hatch uncertainty

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.

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