Gov. Jerry Brown’s job approval rating is at a record high, and Californians are in such good spirits that even the Legislature and President Barack Obama’s ratings are rebounding, according to a new poll.
The number of union-represented workers in California increased by 3 percent in 2014, to 2.65 million. Nationwide, unions represented about 40 of every 100 public-sector workers and about 7 in 100 private-sector workers.
Ten years after California voters passed Proposition 63’s tax on millionaires to fund programs for the mentally ill, the state cannot document whether billions of dollars in funding have improved residents’ lives, according to a new report by the Little Hoover Commission, an oversight board.
During his second State of the CSU address Tuesday, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White announced new degree completion goals and called for increased state support for those efforts.
California will soon have nearly a third of its population enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state’s health care program for the poor, but whether the new enrollees can actually find treatment is uncertain because of the state’s low reimbursement rates to providers.
The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press.
State Department officials met Wednesday with a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, a day after the panel's Republican chairman complained about resistance from the Obama administration and vowed to "ratchet up" his inquiry.
Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch faces more grilling Thursday as she moves closer to an expected confirmation, following a daylong hearing in which she testified to her independence from President Barack Obama and willingness to work with the Republican-led Congress.
The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.
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