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California Pot Taxes Lag as Illegal Market Flourishes

LOS ANGELES — Deep in Gov. Gavin Newsom's new budget is a figure that says a lot about California's shaky legal marijuana market: The state is expecting a lot less cash from cannabis taxes. The Democrat's proposed spending plan, released Thursday, projects ...
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Pledge to Limit Tenure as Speaker Wins Over Pelosi Critics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi shrugged off suggestions Thursday that she weakened herself by agreeing to limit her tenure as next House speaker to a four-year maximum, a deal that clears the way for her to be elected to the post for the new Congress. "What...
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Going, Going, Gone? Democrat Cox Now Leads Valadao.

Nearly three weeks after election night, Rep. David Valadao (R-Hanford) now trails Democratic challenger TJ Cox for California's 21st district seat in Washington. Despite trailing by nearly 8 percentage points after the returns reported on Nov. 6, Cox took ...

Tony Thurmond Is the New Schools Chief. Now What?

With bucks and boots on the ground from California teachers’ unions, Bay Area Democratic Assemblyman Tony Thurmond declared victory Saturday as California’s new superintendent of public instruction, an outcome ...

Newsom Elected Governor. Expect Continued Battles with Trump.

LOS ANGELES — Democrat Gavin Newsom was elected California governor Tuesday and used his victory speech to punch at President Donald Trump and extoll California as a beacon for all Americans who oppose "agents of anger." Newsom's victory ensures one opponen...