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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has fought President Barack Obama's measures to curb climate change at every turn as attorney general of Oklahoma. That is because a little-used law called the Congressional Review Act allows Congress to erase such' midnight' rules with a simple majority vote,...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California Assembly Democrats are pushing for $1 billion in new state spending even as some warn that the policies of President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress could have devastating consequences for the state budget. Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco unveiled the push for more spending Tuesday at the start of an...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 5- Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump's conservative populist agenda. "Immigrants are a part of California's history, our culture, and our society," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump's calls to deport...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 5- Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump's conservative populist agenda. "Immigrants are a part of California's history, our culture, and our society," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump's calls to deport...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 5- Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump's conservative populist agenda. "Immigrants are a part of California's history, our culture, and our society," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump's calls to deport...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 5- Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump's conservative populist agenda. "Immigrants are a part of California's history, our culture, and our society," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump's calls to deport...

  • *Former VP to lead 24- hour climate action broadcast Dec. 5-6. OSLO, Dec 4- U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are likely to fall irrespective of the pro-coal policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who may still surprise the world by embracing global action to limit climate change, former vice president Al Gore said. Gore, a climate activist who will lead a 24- hour...

  • CHICAGO— Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday as they participated in protests nationwide for a $15 per hour minimum wage. Fast-food restaurant workers and home and child-care workers rallied in cities including Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York. In Chicago, hundreds of protesters at O'Hare International Airport chanted...

  • GALT, Calif.— California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. Livestock are responsible for 14.5 percent of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, with beef and dairy production accounting for the bulk of it, according to a 2013 United Nations report. Since the passage of its landmark global warming law in 2006, California has been reducing...

  • Incoming President Donald Trump and other key Republicans who will be running Congress have been critical of the U.S. central bank and could pose a threat to its hallowed independence from political interference. In September, Trump accused Fed Chair Janet Yellen of keeping interest rates low to make President Obama look good. Representative Jeb Hensarling,...

  • Nov 8- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors said on Tuesday it would vote on Nov. 9 on a motion calling on California Governor Jerry Brown to continue restricting natural gas injection into Southern California Gas's Aliso Canyon storage facility. The motion asks that injection be halted until California's Public Utilities Commission completes a...

  • Oct 28- The court-appointed trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff's firm said on Friday he has reached a settlement with the family of late Beverly Hills money manager Stanley Chais that will provide more than $277 million to victims of Madoff's Ponzi scheme. A separate $15 million fund will pay claims by California investors, resolving litigation by that...

  • California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation last week launching the state's Secure Choice plan- a government-sponsored retirement savings vehicle that would be offered to employees of most companies that do not have their own workplace retirement plan. California is the seventh state to enact a plan, and it will be the largest by far in the nation.

  • Sept 19- California on Monday moved to restrict air pollutants from sources as diverse as diesel trucks and cow flatulence, the latest of several efforts in the most populous U.S. state to reduce emissions leading to climate change. Under a bill signed Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, the state will cut emissions of methane from dairy cows and other...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 12- California will become the first U.S. state to require farmers to pay overtime to field workers and fruit pickers under a bill signed on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. It will make California the first state to require overtime for farmworkers who work more than eight hours per day. California employs an estimated 800,000...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 12- California will become the first U.S. state to require farmers to pay overtime to field workers and fruit pickers under a bill signed on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The result of decades of lobbying by the United Farm Workers Union, the measure will make California the first state in the nation to authorize farmworker...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 12- California will become the first U.S. state to require farmers to pay overtime to field workers and fruit pickers under a bill signed on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. Barring similar actions by other states before California's law kicks in, the most populous U.S. state is set to become the first to require overtime for farm...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 12- California will become the first U.S. state to require farmers to pay overtime to field workers and fruit pickers under a bill signed on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The bill would phase in overtime pay for farmworkers from 2019 to 2022. In an industry where a work week during the harvest season can be as long as 60 hours, the...

  • It also includes four members who were born and raised in Puerto Rico. Biggs, who served in the administration of former Republican President George W. Bush, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on retirement issues. Biggs has written extensively about Social Security and the weak state of public and private pension...

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    California is poised to join a handful of states that offer a retirement plan to people who don't have one at work.