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  • LOS ANGELES, March 1- California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a $687 million drought-relief package to deal with a water shortage he has called the worst in the state's modern history.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 1- California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a $687 million drought-relief package to deal with a water shortage he has called the worst in the state's modern history.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 21- California lawmakers have unveiled a new bill that would halt fracking and other controversial oil extraction practices in the state until a comprehensive review of their impact is complete, reigniting a legislative debate that fracking opponents lost last year.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 21- The worsening drought in California will for the first time force a complete cutoff of federally supplied irrigation water to most farm districts in the state's Central Valley heartland this year, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said on Friday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10- California fracking opponents aiming to stop development of massive state oil reserves are focusing their drive this year around the state's record-breaking drought, arguing oil production would suck sorely needed water from farms and homes.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 10- The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain over the weekend, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Monday.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 10- The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain over the weekend, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Monday.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 10- California's revenue fell 20 percent in January from a year earlier to $12.2 billion, but surpassed estimates in the state budget, controller John Chiang's office said on Monday. Cash from personal income taxes, California's most important source of revenue, came in at $10.66 billion, down from $13.45 billion for January 2013.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 5- Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials said.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The Republican-led House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would roll back federal rules to provide more water for farmers and municipalities in California's Central Valley as the state copes with its worst drought in decades.

  • Drought forces California farmers to idle cropland Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 5- Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 4- California's senate leader is preparing a $644 million emergency drought relief bill designed to quickly fund shovel-ready projects to combat the state's severe water shortage, according to a draft of the bill. California is facing its worst drought in decades.

  • Ex-TARP chief Kashkari to run for Calif. governor Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 3:37 PM ET
    Neel Kashkari

    A former investment banker who ran TARP said he will challenge California Governor Jerry Brown for the state's top job in 2014.

  • A first: California outlaws 'revenge porn' Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 6:10 AM ET
    California Gov. Jerry Brown

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a first-of-its-kind law to criminalize revenge porn, the distribution of explicit photos to humiliate others.

  • Tesla enters race to build self-driving car Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 7:41 AM ET
    Elon Musk, billionaire and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

    Tesla Motors is working to produce a car capable of running on "auto-pilot" within the next three years, CEO Elon Musk said.

  • Who's living large in Michigan? The governor. Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    Twenty-two U.S. governors make over $140,500 a year, and they've been investing in some impressive digs. Click ahead to take a peek at the homes of some top-paid governors.

  • The worst states for business Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    Los Angeles freeway traffic.

    If we are going to have Top States, we have to have Bottom States. Find out which states bottomed out for business.

  • Texas falls to No. 2 among Top Business States Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    Texas, which has never finished below No. 2 in CNBC's Top States for Business, drops from first to second in 2013.

  • New York Cracks Down on Jobless Discrimination Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:29 PM ET
    Job seekers speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, New York City.

    The New York City Council on Wednesday passed sweeping legislation to prevent employers from discriminating against out-of-work job seekers.

  • Republican governors are moving to cut income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level.