California Politics

Medical marijuana advocates were hoping for passage of a bill on Sept. 26, 2019 that would eliminate taxes on cannabis given to patients through 'compassion" programs.
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Matt Bigler
September 26, 2019 - 1:51 pm
There's been an unintended consequence of legalizing recreational marijuana in California. Some medical pot shops are shutting down because they can't pay state taxes. But a bill on the Governor's desk could keep those pot clubs open for patients who are sick or dying.
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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres talks with U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting on religious freedom at U.N. headquarters on September 23, 2019 in New York City.
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Doug Sovern
September 23, 2019 - 2:44 pm
As President Donald Trump issues a new denial that he did anything wrong in his phone call with Ukraine's president , Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is calling his behavior "a grave new chapter of lawlessness." That one phone call has spurred a sudden, renewed momentum for impeachment among...
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All News KCBS Radio
September 19, 2019 - 2:32 pm
A federal judge on Thursday has stopped a California law motivated by President Trump's 2016 campaign that would have required presidential candidates reveal their tax records before qualifying for the state primary. The ruling is a victory for Trump who broke with tradition in 2016 and declined to...
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Teen vaping.
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All News KCBS Radio
September 16, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive action on Monday that aims to reduce vaping among teenagers. There will be a state-sponsored public awareness campaign focused on the dangers of e-cigarettes, Newsom said. The move follows a nationwide spate of serious lung illnesses and some deaths connected...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, the presidential limousine of President Donald Trump is parked on a hill in front of a private residence in Beverly Hills, Calif., as he meets with supporters during a fundraiser. Trump is set to raise more than $15 million this week during a two-day California fundraising swing. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
AP News
September 16, 2019 - 9:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to raise more than $15 million this week during a two-day California fundraising swing. A Republican official familiar with the plans says Trump will raise $3 million Tuesday at a lunch in the Bay Area and $5 million at a dinner that evening in...
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Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer (L), a billionaire hedge fund manager and activist, poses for a selfie at the Iowa State Fair August 11, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Melissa Culross
September 03, 2019 - 9:01 am
San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer said he's not giving up his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president next year even though he failed to qualify for the debate later this month in Houston.
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Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers rallied in San Francisco on Aug. 27, 2019, demanding that the ride-hail companies grant them the status of employees rather than independent contractors who lack benefits.
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All News KCBS Radio
August 29, 2019 - 8:30 am
Uber and Lyft have proposed paying their drivers a new minimum wage of $21 per hour as an alternative to elevating them from independent contractors to employees. The proposal, which would also extend some benefits to the workers, comes after days of protests on the streets of San Francisco and...
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Doug Sovern
August 28, 2019 - 2:00 pm
President Donald Trump went to Paradise to survey wildfire damage and he's been to the border, but for the first time since taking office, he will come to the Bay Area.
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3: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Committee (DNC) summer meeting on August 23, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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Melissa Culross
August 27, 2019 - 1:12 pm
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it takes courage for women to enter politics, despite the gain they have made in Congress since she first took office.
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Jun 27, 2019; Detroit, MI, USA; A woman holds her citizenship paperwork before the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park.
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
August 16, 2019 - 7:04 pm
California’s governor and attorney general announced that they will sue to block the Trump administration’s new rule restricting green cards for many legal immigrants who are found to rely on some forms of government assistance.
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