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After Cap-and-trade Vote, Assemblyman Chad Mayes Faces A Second Republican Challenger For Reelection
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Former Palm Springs Police Chief Gary Jeandron on Tuesday became the second Republican to announce plans to challenge Assemblyman Chad ...

California Gun Bills On Gov. Jerry Brown's Desk | The Sacramento Bee
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Bigger Tax Breaks For Homeowners And Renters Could Be On California's 2018 Ballot
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California homeowners and renters could receive more tax breaks under a proposed initiative for the November 2018 state ballot.The meas...

California's Housing Crisis Is 'extremely Serious,' Voters Say | The Sacramento Bee
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Trump lawyer Michael Cohen speaks after Senate meeting canceled

Michael Cohen, a lawyer for President Trump, briefly addressed journalists on Sept. 19 at the Capitol. He had been scheduled to speak with staff on the Senate Intelligence Committee, but the meeting was canceled.

$3 Toll Hike Heads To Governor’s Desk; Here’s How Your $8 Toll Will Be Spent – East Bay Times
SACRAMENTO — A proposal to increase bridge tolls by up to $3 and increase capacity in the Bay Area’s major transportation arteries cleared a major hurdle Wednesday after it secured approval from the state Assembly.

Trump Lawyer Tells Senate Panel He Wasn't Involved In Russian Meddling - Politico
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, arrives on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

How California Might Have More Say In The 2020 Presidential Race – Daily News
California has the most people and more registered voters than any other state, the world’s sixth-largest economy and often, little influence over who Republicans and Democrats nominate for president.

Expedited Processing For H-1b Visas To Resume After Suspension - San Francisco Chronicle
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Monday that it will reinstate premium processing for some H-1B visa petitions, restoring a service employers rely on for a quick answer on whether they can staff a position with a foreign worker.

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Articles, Photos, And Videos
Even as millions of consumers grapple with fallout from the Equifax data breach, Republican lawmakers are quietly backing legislation to deregulate credit agencies and make them even less accountable for wrongdoing.

Pence To Campaign For Luther Strange Next Monday - Politico
Vice President Mike Pence's appearance will come a day before the Alabama Senate runoff election is scheduled to take place.

Despite Equifax Hack, GOP Lawmakers Want To Deregulate Credit Agencies
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Bills are pending to limit class-action damages for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and to give credit agencies more latitude in offering products.

Plans For Religious-themed Retreat In Mission Valley Rejected By City Council - The San Diego Union-tribune
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E-commerce giant takes down space in Campus Pointe, with enough square footage to support more than 500 jobs.

Iranian Nuclear Program Articles, Photos, And Videos
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United Nations General Assembly live updates: President Trump delivers his first address Sept. 19, 2017, 7:53 a.m.

Would the House pass Graham-Cassidy? It's not a slam dunk.

Together, 21 GOP lawmakers from California and New York voted for the American Health Care Act in May, and a threshold question for considering Graham-Cassidy's prospects is to wonder how many of them will be willing to vote to blow a hole in their state's health care budget.

Nancy Pelosi Speaks In Support Of Dream Act To A Friendly Crowd At Sac State -
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Graham says Trump is 'focused like a laser' on health care

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said President Trump "is very excited about this state-centric health-care system" on Sept. 19.

Clinton Urges Government Workers Not To Quit Their Posts - Politico
Scores of federal workers held over from the Obama administration have left the government since President Donald Trump took over, but Clinton pointed to the ongoing North Korea crisis as an example of why their expertise is needed in Washington.