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Newsom Pushes for Up to $10 Monthly Tap Tax to Clean Water

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to charge California water customers up to $10 per month to help clean up contaminated water in low-income and rural areas, but he will face resistance from some legislative Democrats hesitant to impose new taxes. "The f...
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Judge’s Ruling on ‘Obamacare’ Poses New Problems for GOP

WASHINGTON — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections fo...
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OMG! California Considers Fees on Text Messaging.

SACRAMENTO — California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to a newspaper re...

Editorial: SB 35 isn’t answer to California housing crisis

California's housing crisis is hurting middle-class families and low-income families alike, and it's putting people out of their apartments and into the streets. The numbers are shocking. The New York Times reported earlier this year that California's me...