California sues Trump administration over immigration policies | The Sacramento Bee

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, the state is suing the Trump administration over threats to withhold funds from so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions. Source: California sues Trump administration over immigration policies | The Sacramento Bee
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California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California’s signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global warming. http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_JERRY_BROWN_WHATS_NEXT_CAOL-?SITE=CASON&SECTION=STATE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-07-22-12-14-33
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California Legislature extends state’s cap-and-trade program in rare bipartisan effort to address climate change – LA Times

California’s program is the only one of its kind in the U.S. and has been considered an international model for using financial pressure to prod industry to reduce emissions. Bipartisan support for the system comes as Republicans in Washington, including President Trump, have blocked, resisted or undermined national efforts to fight global warming. Source: California […]
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Gov. Jerry Brown says the state’s housing crisis is his next priority, but reaching a deal won’t be easy

Housing bills under consideration involve new funding, which requires a two-thirds vote of the Legislature. Democrats hold bare supermajorities in the Senate and Assembly and can only afford to have one assembly member of their caucus vote against a housing plan if it is to pass on a party-line vote. Already, one influential Democrat is […]
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