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  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent Tekae Michael stands at a lookout point on April 17, 2018 in San Diego, California.

    California has reached a deal with the Trump administration to provide 400 National Guard troops to combat criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers within the state and at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • CHICAGO, April 18- Taxpayer actions in response to sweeping federal tax changes passed by the U.S. Congress late last year will likely force states that tax personal income to tear up their revenue forecasts and start again. "There's so much going on with this tax act that states are having a difficult thing figuring out what's going on," said Ron Alt, senior manager...

  • More than 570 campus food pantries nationwide are registered with the College and University Food Bank Alliance, which formed in 2012 and helps colleges set up food pantries and other hunger programs. New York recently required that they be established at all institutions in its state university system. "We see food-insecure students devote as much time to...

  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy

    If California Republican Kevin McCarthy becomes the next House speaker, the move that could carry significant implications for the nation's most populous state and several major industries: agriculture and oil.

  • A Border Patrol vehicle drives along the South Texas border.

    Brown said he would not permit soldiers to fully engage in immigration enforcement on the border.

  • A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer stands guard as pedestrians enter the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry on April 9, 2018 in San Ysidro, California.

    The National Guard troops' work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement.

  • A U.S. Border Patrol agent scans the U.S.-Mexico border while on a bridge over the Rio Grande on March 13, 2017 in Roma, Texas.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Wednesday to mobilize up to 400 National Guard personnel at the request of the Trump administration but in doing so rejected any use of them for immigration enforcement or to help build a new border wall.

  • California's largest water agency has approved a nearly $11 billion plan to help fund two enormous delivery tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. The board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted Tuesday to pay about $10.8 billion toward the twin-tunnel project supported by the governor. The complete $17 billion project would...

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- The Trump administration on Monday rejected an Obama-era plan to make automobiles more fuel efficient, opening up a long process to weaken current standards and putting California and the federal government on a collision course over vehicle emissions. California has long been allowed by an EPA waiver to impose stricter standards than...

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a suspect as they conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on February 7, 2017.

    The small city of Los Alamitos has voted to exempt itself from California's so-called "sanctuary state" law, and its mayor says at least 13 others are considering similar actions.

  • A pedestrian heads to work in Long Beach, California.

    California's economy remains strong, but it could be tripped up by fallout from Trump's trade and immigration policies, according to economists.

  • One of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif.

    California's next governor will likely decide the fate of the state's high-speed rail project, and several GOP candidates oppose it.

  • Ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee.

    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party.

  • President Donald Trump talks about gun safety in schools during a meeting with local and state officials about improving school safety at the White House in Washington, February 22, 2018.

    President Trump said California is protecting "horrible criminals" with its "sanctuary state" status.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said on Friday that they had formed a coalition to sue the federal government to challenge the constitutionality of the federal tax overhaul signed into law in December. The SALT provision will affect many taxpayers in states with high incomes, property values and taxes, including New York, New...

  • Jan 26- California said on Friday it would ramp up efforts to boost electric vehicles even as it holds talks with the Trump administration over the fate of fuel efficiency standards through 2025.. California Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order "to curb carbon pollution from cars and trucks and boost the number of zero-emission vehicles driven in...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said on Friday they are forming a multi-state coalition against a new federal tax bill and will file legal action challenging the constitutionality of the legislation signed in December. These include New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California, which are all generally Democratic...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 25- California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday delivered his 16th and final State of the State address, jabbing at U.S. Spry and vigorous, three months short of his 80th birthday, the Democrat promised to use his final year in office to continue advancing policies that have positioned the state as a counterweight to the populist...

  • 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.