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FEB 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Landmark Plastic Bag Ban Officially On Hold

The nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will not go into effect this summer after all. The California secretary of state’s office announced Tuesday that a referendum to overturn the measure has qualified for the November 2016 ballot. The state confirmed that the trade group American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) submitted at least 110 percent of the 504,760 ...

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FEB 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Here Are 10 Ways Activists Are Mending California's Income Gap

This piece was originally published by Capital & Main. As our “State of Equality” series has documented, economic inequality poses a grave threat to California’s future. But conditions would be far worse were it not for the progress made by determined activists, community leaders and lawmakers. In the last several years, California has generated some of the nation’s most innovative ...

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FEB 21, 2015 - Huffington Post

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States Seek Alternatives For Highway, Bridge Funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation's roads. Built in the 1950s and '60s with a 20-year-life expectancy, the four-lane highway is crumbling beneath its surface and clogged with traffic ...

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FEB 21, 2015 - Reuters

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California governor blocks parole of ex-Mexican Mafia prison gang leader

(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown blocked parole for a former leader of the Mexican Mafia prison gang who went on to become an informant for police, his office said on Friday.

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FEB 18, 2015 - Huffington Post

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University Of California Postponing Tuition Hike

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- University of California President Janet Napolitano is postponing a proposed tuition increase as a good faith gesture stemming from her ongoing negotiations with Gov. Jerry Brown to resolve their standoff over higher education funding. Speaking at the University of Southern California on Wednesday, Napolitano said she was also hopeful the university system will be able to ...

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