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More Sales Tax Talks on Busy Folsom City Council Agenda Tuesday

Folsom City Council will hold its first meeting of the month on Tuesday, April 9. The initial meeting agenda has been released by the city of Folsom and contains a number of items ranging from grant funds for more artwork …

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Folsom Council Won’t Move Forward on Homeless Resource Site Near Historic District

Mayor cites topic as a bad idea after “taking the heat” from capacity crowd at city hall

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Folsom Council to Review Possible Homeless Services Site at Former Railyard Tuesday

The Folsom City Council will hold its final public meeting of the month on Tuesday. Among the items on the agenda will be the review an analysis of possibilities and impacts of providing a homeless services facility at the former …

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Sacramento solidarity: Legislative employees in the Capital City will finally have a voice through unions

By Lucas McMaster and Jacob Peterson After a years-long fight, legislative employees at the State Capitol and throughout California will have the right to unionize...

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City Commission Applications for Vacant Seats Available

3 Different Seats to Be Filled in West SacramentoOriginal article published at West Sacramento News-Ledger

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A New State Agency Aims to Fix Rising Health Care Costs

For years, consumer advocates and some legislators have been battling to rein in escalating health care costs. Now the state has created a new agency to limit future growth in health care costs — and it will have the power …

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Get Ready For Another Gas Tax Increase

July 1 is shaping up to be a big day for California. That's when the Golden State's sky-high gas prices are set to tick up even more due to a scheduled increase to the excise tax rate, which will tack …

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You Could Be a Joint Homeowner–With the State

Much has been made about the persistent disagreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers over how to put money back in the pockets of Californians reeling from high gas prices and the rising cost of living, but what about …

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Newsom Wary of Lawmaker-Approved Budget

Depending on whom you ask, the $300-billion-plus budget bill California lawmakers passed on Monday either was developed largely behind closed doors, ignores the state's biggest problems and fails to provide urgent relief amid skyrocketing inflation — or offered ample opportunity …

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Inside One of the Capitol’s Most Secretive Processes

The suspense file allows lawmakers to shelve proposals that are too expensive. It also allows them to silently euthanize those that are controversial, opposed by powerful interest groups, or politically inconvenient.

Walters: Electric Car Nirvana Collides With Reality

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Air Resources Board are boasting about California's shift to zero-emission vehicles but the reality of making it happen is daunting.

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