AG Sues Phillips 66 & ConocoPhillips over Environmental Violations at Gas Stations

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SAN FRANCISCO — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today filed a civil lawsuit against Phillips 66 and ConocoPhillips for allegedly violating state law by failing to properly inspect and maintain underground tanks used to store gasoline for retail sale at more than 560 gas stations in California. “The state’s hazardous waste laws help protect our […]

Calif. Fails To Win ‘No Child Left Behind’ Waiver

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SAN JOSE – California has lost a bid to be avoid requirements of the No Child Left Behind law. The San Jose Mercury News reports the state was notified last Friday that its request for a waiver had been denied. The state has resisted a requirement that it evaluate teachers based, in part, on how […]

AG Harris: More Than 2,000 Firearms Seized from Prohibited Persons in 2012

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SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced 2,000 firearms were seized from individuals legally barred from possessing them, including persons determined to be mentally unstable and those with active restraining orders. “California has clear laws determining who can possess firearms based on their threat to public safety,” said Attorney General Harris. “Enforcing those […]

State Auditor Reveals Waste and Fraud in Annual Whistleblower Report

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SACRAMENTO – State employees engaged in bribery, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, received improper overtime payments and were wrongly reimbursed for thousands of dollars in travel expenses, including one scheme that cost two state agencies more than $227,000 in lost payments, California’s state auditor reported Tuesday. In her annual whistleblower report, state Auditor Elaine Howle […]

Governor Makes Final Decision on Dozens Bills Before Deadline Passes

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SACRAMENTO – Parents who don’t have their children vaccinated will have to get a note from the doctor’s office before enrolling their children in school under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday he has signed into law. AB2109 will require parents who enroll students who have not received the required public school vaccines […]