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Last year, environmentalists and advocates for disadvantaged communities came together to enact Senate Bill 535, historic legislation to bring clean energy investment to our state's most polluted and economically struggling areas. Now some are trying to strangle this life-saving effort before it begins.
For Stockton, there's no escaping the wrath of Jay Leno. "Stockton Bankruptcy" jokes are peppering his monologues almost nightly. Many are, as Atlantic magazine once described Leno's general comedic repertoire, "groan worthy."
Let's welcome the governor home. It must be sobering. The work has been piling up. The real, difficult work.
Three hundred eighty-seven family businesses have shut their doors in the past five years. These closed family businesses were California dairy farms. A solution ensuring the survival of the remaining 1,500 California family dairies will cost consumers nothing.
Other than a cheese maker, why should anyone in California care about the cost of whey, a component of milk and a byproduct of cheese making?
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Fifty years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Gideon v. Wainwright, a seminal case that brought lasting and positive change to the American criminal justice system.
The Modesto Bee's March 6 editorial takes an unfair swipe at the California High-Speed Rail Authority's goal of creating and maximizing job opportunities for Central Valley residents.
More than 2,000 bills have been introduced in the state Legislature this year, including those below authored by the lawmakers representing our area.
A movement is taking place in the Golden State to turn back the clock on a fire safety standard that has provided an important layer of protection to Californians for over 35 years.
California's economy and housing market are improving, but believing that we're in the fast lane on the road to recovery is optimistic. We likely have a testing ride ahead, with a few more curves and speed bumps.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has received praise for proposing a balanced state budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. The last time California proposed a balanced budget was in 2007, when Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor.
Lane-splitting is legal in California, but the law is murky. So its about time state officials came up with some common-sense rules of the road.
When you compare electronic recording to a technologically savvy real-time court reporter, the court reporter is still the best, most cost-effective choice. This court reporter has the ability to create a record in real time to give the judge and attorneys an immediate rough draft as the proceedings occur, saving time for the court and the attorneys.
In 2013, overtaxed Californians will send more of their hard-earned dollars to Sacramento than ever before, growing total state spending to a record $225 billion. Higher taxes shouldn't be a surprise. After all, the majority of Californians voted for Proposition 30 in November. But one tax hike that took effect Jan. 1 is catching many off guard and driving up costs for everything from new homes to home improvement projects.