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  • Maria Cantwell of Washington state said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's decision to give Florida a last-minute exemption while ignoring at least 10 other states that made similar requests may violate requirements of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, which governs drilling in U.S. coastal waters. Zinke's action is especially outrageous because...

  • Jan 10- California Governor Jerry Brown proposed a budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year on Wednesday that would be a 5 percent increase over the current year, with greater spending on education and transportation, while he warned about a likely a economic downturn in the future. California has faced 10 recessions since World War Two, and the state must prepare for...

  • Jan 10- California Governor Jerry Brown proposes a $131.7 billion general fund budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2018-19, a 5.0 percent increase from the current fiscal year.

  • JERRY BROWN PROPOSES $131.7 BILLION GENERAL FUND BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018-19, A 5 PERCENT INCREASE FROM CURRENT YEAR.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California is projecting one of its largest budget surpluses in years, but Democratic Gov. Brown projects California will have $6.1 billion in extra cash. He proposed just $300 million in new spending next year with the rest going to reserves, including maxing out the state's Rainy Day Fund.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 9- California Governor Jerry Brown will propose his final state budget on Wednesday, setting out a spending blueprint that last year topped $125 billion and marking the first time the state's coffers will be bolstered from sales taxes on marijuana. State Senator Phil Ting, a Democrat from San Francisco and the chairman of the senate budget...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 9- California Governor Jerry Brown will propose his final state budget on Wednesday, setting out a spending blueprint that last year topped $125 billion and marking the first time the state's coffers will be bolstered from sales taxes on marijuana. State Senator Phil Ting, a Democrat from San Francisco and the chairman of the senate budget...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Correctional Officer Scott Jones kissed his wife goodbye on July 8, 2011, and headed off to a maximum-security prison in the remote high desert of northeastern California. Suicide is distressingly common among current and former California prison employees. The annual suicide rate among union members exceeded California's overall...

  • WASHINGTON— The energy industry is cheering the Trump administration's proposal to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to offshore oil and gas drilling, saying it will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign supplies and create jobs. The plan calls for expanded drilling in the Arctic and off the Atlantic coast and would open up waters off California for the first time in...

  • In California, where no new federal leases offshore have been approved since 1984, Gov. State officials, environmental groups and oil-industry analysts say California has solid regulatory and legal means to try to make good on that threat. For one thing, oil companies know that even if the federal government sells leases in federal waters, California and other...

  • In California, where no new federal leases offshore have been approved since 1984, Gov. State officials, environmental groups and oil-industry analysts say California has solid regulatory and legal means to try to make good on that threat. For one thing, oil companies know that even if the federal government sells leases in federal waters, California and other...

  • A customer buys cannabis products at MedMen, one of the two Los Angeles area pot shops that began selling marijuana for recreational use under the new California marijuana law today, on January 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. Los Angeles and other nearby cities outside of West Hollywood have not finalized their local permitting rules so licenses to businesses in those jurisdictions are yet to be granted.

    California has potential to be America's largest cannabis market — and with Sessions' actions, one of the most under-served.

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration moved Thursday to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off California for the first time in more than three decades. Rick Scott of Florida and Larry Hogan of Maryland, who pressed President Donald Trump to withdraw their states from...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 2- Drugmakers opened the new year by raising U.S. prices on dozens of medicines, but early data showed the increases generally remained within a 10 percent self-imposed limit in response to a backlash from consumers and politicians. Allergan Inc raised prices on 18 different drugs, including dry eye treatment Restasis and irritable bowel syndrome...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Dec 28- The new U.S. tax code targets high-tax states and may be unconstitutional, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday, saying that the bill may violate New York residents rights to due process and equal protection. President Donald Trump on Friday introduces a cap, of $10,000, on deductions of state and local income and property...

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    New York's Andrew Cuomo joins New Jersey's Phil Murphy in saying his state could challenge limits on state and local deductions.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Dec 28- The new U.S. tax code targets high-tax states and may be unconstitutional, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday, adding that the state is considering overhauling its own tax system in response. The SALT provision will hit many taxpayers in states with high incomes, high property values and high taxes, like New York, New Jersey...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 21- The U.S. tax overhaul is a boon to Silicon Valley technology companies like Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc, which will enjoy big tax cuts and the chance to bring back billions of dollars from overseas at a reduced rate. And contrary to the dire warnings of California officials, a large swath of Bay Area workers and their families stand to get a tax...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 21- The U.S. tax overhaul is a boon to Silicon Valley technology companies like Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc, which will enjoy big tax cuts and the chance to bring back billions of dollars from overseas at a reduced rate. And contrary to the dire warnings of California officials, a large swath of Bay Area workers and their families stand to get a tax...

  • The U.S. tax bill, passed by Republicans in Congress on Wednesday, limits deductions of state and local income and property taxes, known as SALT, to $10,000. The provision hits hardest Democratic-leaning states with high incomes, high property values and high taxes, like New York, New Jersey and California. New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy said during an...