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  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 13- California will likely take in $2 billion less than anticipated in taxes over the coming fiscal year, Democratic Governor Jerry Brown said on Friday, issuing a stern warning to lawmakers not to push for new spending in budget negotiations. The 77- year-old governor, who also led the state from 1975 to 1983, has been notoriously...

  • May 5- It took years of lawsuits and political battles for California to finally break ground last year on the nation's first bullet train, which aims to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by 2029.. Companies in Texas, Minnesota and Nevada all plan to tap private cash from investors globally, with help from foreign train makers and governments eager to export...

  • May 5- It took years of lawsuits and political battles for California to finally break ground last year on the nation's first bullet train, which aims to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by 2029.. Companies in Texas, Minnesota and Nevada all plan to tap private cash from investors globally, with help from foreign train makers and governments eager to export...

  • May 5- It took years of lawsuits and political battles for California to finally break ground last year on the nation's first bullet train, which aims to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by 2029.. Companies in Texas, Minnesota and Nevada all plan to tap private cash from investors globally, with help from foreign train makers and governments eager to export...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 4- California will raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 from 18 under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, part of a package of anti-smoking measures that also regulates electronic cigarettes. Under five bills signed into law on Wednesday, California will ban the sale of vaping products or...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 26- Stanford University's announcement on Monday that it will not rid its $22 billion endowment of oil and gas companies has raised the ire of campus climate activists, who said on Tuesday they will protest the decision. Activists felt they had momentum on their side after Stanford two years ago said it would no longer invest in coal mining...

  • Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 in San Francisco.

    Rental platform Airbnb and the SEIU, one of the nation's largest labor unions, are in talks for a potential alliance.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 18- Hundreds of Los Angeles homeowners who live near the site of the worst U.S. methane leak have filed claims against state regulators and the governor, seeking $3.5 million each in damages for government failures they blame for the gas blowout. Those cases marked the first batch of more than 3,000 such claims expected by the end of this week,...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 8- California will increase the amount of money new parents can receive through the state's paid family leave program under a bill to be signed on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, his office said Friday. The measure, passed last month by the state legislature, would increase the amount paid to new parents or people caring for a...

  • NEW YORK, April 4- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed into law a minimum wage increase that takes a two-tier approach, setting a higher $15 per hour minimum for New York City and its environs and a lower legal minimum for less-costly areas. California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday also signed into law a plan to raise the minimum wage from $10 to $15 an...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 4- California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into a law a bill gradually raising the minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour by the year 2023, making the nation's most-populous state the first to boost pay to that level for the working poor. In New York on Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that will eventually raise the minimum wage in...

  • California Gov. Jerry Brown

    It would be America's highest state minimum wage.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 4- California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday was expected to sign into a law a plan to raise the minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour by the year 2023, making the nation's most-populous state the first to boost pay to that level for the working poor. The bill marks the culmination of a deal Brown brokered with labor leaders and state Democratic...

  • On Monday, he will host a symposium at his bank in downtown Minneapolis entitled "Ending Too Big To Fail," giving fierce critics of Wall Street's behemoths a platform to present their views. Becoming the Fed's bad cop is the latest ambitious move in a high-flying career that has taken Kashkari from Goldman Sachs Group Inc, to the Treasury Department at the height of...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 3- Nine months into a minimum wage hike at some Los Angeles hotels, city leaders and other backers of the move are claiming victory, saying doomsday forecasts from hoteliers have proven unfounded. "There have not been the wholesale layoffs or cutbacks that we were told would occur," said Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price, who co-authored...

  • Placards during demonstration for higher wages in Chicago.

    California legislators and labor unions reached a tentative deal to raise the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said.

  • A sign indicates stepped up presence of Los Angeles police officers where many people have left their homes because of a massive natural-gas leak in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of the of the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, on December 22, 2015.

    Called an "environmental disaster," it could be months before the rupture is fixed. NBC News reports.

  • Police officers conduct a manhunt after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California December 2, 2015.

    Officials said it was likely Syed Farooq and a woman described as his fiancee were involved in the attack on a San Bernardino facility.

  • Gov. Jerry Brown's oil research on own ranch

    Governor Jerry Brown had state workers research, map and report back on any oil drilling potential for his private family land.

  • Obamacare California

    There were sharp decreases among uninsured people in Texas and California, but the rate among Hispanics continues to be relatively high.