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State Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, sits quietly at her desk as the vote is taken for a revised budget plan before the Senate at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 19, 2015.   Mitchell, who was critical of the plan, saying it short changes the poor and disabled, failed to cast a vote as the measure  was approved by by the Senate on a 30-9 vote.  Both houses of the Legislature approved the revised budget and sent it to the governor.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California Legislature approves compromise $115.4B budget

California lawmakers on Friday passed a compromise budget to meet Gov. Jerry…

State Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, sits quietly at her desk as the vote is taken for a revised budget plan before the Senate at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 19, 2015.   Mitchell, who was critical of the plan, saying it short changes the poor and disabled, failed to cast a vote as the measure  was approved by by the Senate on a 30-9 vote.  Both houses of the Legislature approved the revised budget and sent it to the governor.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Advocates for the disabled who marched to the Capitol protest for funding for additional services for the developmentally disabled after it was cut out of the state budget, in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Advocates demonstrated against cuts in funding for services for the developmentally disabled in the budget deal between Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Disability activists protest California budget that leaves out funding

SACRAMENTO — The announcement of a California budget deal has not stopped…

Advocates for the disabled who marched to the Capitol protest for funding for additional services for the developmentally disabled after it was cut out of the state budget, in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Advocates demonstrated against cuts in funding for services for the developmentally disabled in the budget deal between Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Despite their opposite votes on the state budget, Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, of Los Angeles,  shake hands after the Senate approved the budget at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, June 15, 2015. Both houses of the Legislature approved a new $117.5 billion budget plan that focuses on spending more to help the working poor. Though the spending proposal has been approved, Legislative leaders are still negotiating with Go. Jerry Brown on a deal he will support. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California Legislature passes record $117.5B budget

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers passed a record $117.5 billion spending plan with…

Despite their opposite votes on the state budget, Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, of Los Angeles,  shake hands after the Senate approved the budget at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, June 15, 2015. Both houses of the Legislature approved a new $117.5 billion budget plan that focuses on spending more to help the working poor. Though the spending proposal has been approved, Legislative leaders are still negotiating with Go. Jerry Brown on a deal he will support. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Wednesday May 6

Democrats push spending plan that relies on higher revenues

With California's budget deadline a week away, Democratic state lawmakers are using…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Wednesday May 6

California lawmakers advance aggressive climate change plans

California lawmakers on Wednesday pushed through an ambitious climate change package to…

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Californians reduced water use by 13.5 percent in April

Californians are using less water, but they'll have to conserve a lot…

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Pool industry touts water savings in California drought

Leigh McDonough stood in her backyard on a hot spring day and…

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Popular cash-for-grass program expands during drought

A major water wholesaler on Tuesday added $350 million to its budget…

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California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to…

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California water cuts move to those with century-old rights

California farmers who hold rights to water that date back as far…

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California decision on farmer water cuts to apply broadly

A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Monday
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California governor proposes record $115.3 billion budget

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a record $115.3 billion California spending…

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AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his revised state budget plan during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento

In-state tuition won't rise for most undergrads for 2 years

California residents would not pay more as University of California undergraduates for…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his revised state budget plan during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento
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California governor, other top officials get 3 percent raise

A committee appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown voted Monday to give 3…

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Brown lawns loom this summer in California

It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this aerial photo taken Tuesday
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliA variety of kitchen faucets are displayed at the Brothers Plumbing Store in Sacramento

Regulators: California fell far short of water-saving target

Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliA variety of kitchen faucets are displayed at the Brothers Plumbing Store in Sacramento
Rich Pedroncelli/ap file photoGov. Jerry Brown defended new plans Thursday that call for scaling back habitat restoration done while tunnels are built under the delta.

Gov. Jerry Brown defends cuts to wetland restoration near tunnels

Gov. Jerry Brown defended newly unveiled plans on Thursday that call for…

Rich Pedroncelli/ap file photoGov. Jerry Brown defended new plans Thursday that call for scaling back habitat restoration done while tunnels are built under the delta.
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California touts aggressive plan to reduce greenhouse gases

California would aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under a plan…

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Things to know about California water reduction mandates

Brown lawns and idle sprinklers loom this summer under Gov. Jerry Brown's…

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California speeds water-efficiency standards for faucets

California regulators are speeding up water-efficiency standards for faucets and urinals in…

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