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  • Brown Seeks 5-Year Extension of California Taxes Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 1:09 PM ET
    Jerry Brown, California State Attorney General

    Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to slash funding for most areas of state government and maintain a series of tax increases for five years to close California's huge budget deficit.

  • Los Angeles, CA

    Although current law does not allow states to go bankrupt, some experts believe it should be permitted so the federal government can avoid bailing out states faced with massive budget shortfalls and the end of stimulus funds in 2011.

  • Bullet train in China

    California is about to embark on its biggest infrastructure project in decades, a project that isn't fully funded, where predictions of profitability are being questioned, and which depends largely on the American taxpayer.

  • The unemployment rate rose in 21 states and Washington D.C. in November, up from the 14 states that showed increases the month before, according to government data released Friday.

  • Los Angeles

    In one of the strangest studies I've seen—and I've seen 'em all—Allstate Insurance says there are more car accidents on December 15 in California, the nation's car capital, than on any other day of the year.

  • Prices have been dropping nationwide over the past three to four years, with medical marijuana states like Oregon  and Montana home to the lowest prices.  

  • Edible Pot Hits the Spot Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 11:33 AM ET
    Aunt Sandy's Medical Marijuana Cookbook

    The legalization of medical marijuana in several states has paved the way for a budding edible medical marijuana industry. Small businesses in states such as Colorado and California are making treats such as candy, cookies or soda.

  • Transports Signal Economic Recovery Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:54 PM ET

    America may not make as many goods as it used to, but it's moving goods around at a pace not seen since before the recession.

  • Governor Arnold Shwarzenegger joined several leaders from around the world to announce the first alliance that will work toward climate change solutions.

    R20 Regions of Climate Action wants to create a new paradigm for achieving energy independence, saving vast sums of money, and putting their citizenry to work again.

  • Tamminen: Advice for a Carbon Powered Congress Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 1:45 PM ET
    Factory Emissions

    Oil and coal companies helped elect a Congress more hostile to those sustainable energy solutions, but at least three oracles offer a different vision for our carbon powered Congress to follow that may result in more jobs and a faster economic recovery.

  • Foreclosure activity dropped over 4 percent in October because of a foreclosure moratorium headed by mortgage lenders, according to a report by RealtyTrac released Thursday.

  • Pelosi to Run for House Minority Leader Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 2:25 PM ET
    Nancy Pelosi

    Nancy Pelosi, the nation's first female House speaker, said Friday she will try to keep her spot as leader of the House Democrats despite huge election losses that cost her party the majority.

  • Prop 19 Goes Down in Heart of ‘Pot Country’ Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 1:49 PM ET

    In what may be the most surprising turn in Tuesday's election, the proposition to legalize the most lucrative industry in the so-called "Emerald Triangle" was defeated by the very communities most likely to benefit from legal marijuana.

  • California Voters Reject Legalization of Marijuana Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 1:07 AM ET
    Marijuana joint

    California voters said no thanks to a ballot initiative that would have made it the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and sales.

  • Riskiest Job: House Speaker Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 3:40 PM ET
    Nancy Pelosi

    With all the perks of the job, Speakers of the House tend to leave office in defeat or disgrace—or both.

  • Why California's ‘Bong Show’ May Fail Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 3:13 PM ET
    Marijuana plants

    The ‘Bong Show’ may be coming to an end. Let me first make it clear that the only poll that matters in California is the one which closes Tuesday at 8pPT. That said, public opinion polls suggest Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, is going up in smoke.

  • The Sweep That Won't Include California? Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 12:28 PM ET
    California Flag

    Change is coming. People are angry. The Republicans are energized. They will rise up Tuesday and gain power. Or so we're told. But not in California. Or so we're told.

  • The legalization of  marijuana for medicinal use in 14 US states has stoked explosive growth the in manufacture, distribution and retail of hydroponics equipment for growing the plant.

  • Big Oil vs. Big Green: Two Guys and a Microphone Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 3:46 PM ET

    More money is pouring into both sides of Proposition 23 than any other initiative on the November ballot in California. The proposition would suspend a law set to kick in by 2012 which would force everyone (mostly businesses) to lower greenhouse gas emissions in the state to 1990 levels by 2020.

  • Senate Candidate Fiorina Hospitalized for Infection Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 1:48 PM ET
    Carly Fiorina

    California Senate challenger Carly Fiorina was hospitalized early Tuesday after coming down with a surgery-related infection.