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  • Calif. bans spam, sets fines

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gray Davis signed into law Tuesday a groundbreaking bill aimed at banning often offensive "spam" advertisements from the online mailboxes of millions of California computer users.
  • Moody's boosts California's credit rating, cites financial progress

    California's finances received a bump from Moody's on Wednesday, returning the state's credit rating to its highest level since 2001. The Wall Street rating agency praised California’s more stable budget process and a new effort to stockpile...

    Democrat Chiang, Republican Conlon will compete for treasurer

    Democrat Chiang, Republican Conlon will compete for treasurer
    John Chiang, California’s Democratic state controller, and Greg Conlon, a Republican and retired accountant, will compete for the state treasurer’s office in November.  Ellen Brown, a Green Party candidate, finished third and will not...

    State to provide $75 million in mental health grants

    State Treasurer Bill Lockyer has announced the approval of $75.3 million in grants that aim to stabilize residents with severe mental illness before they land in jails or hospitals. The grants will go to 28 counties for new or expanded services. They...

    California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge

    California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge
    SACRAMENTO — Soon after Jerry Brown was elected governor in 2010, he invited the state's top budget official, Ana Matosantos, to lunch at his office. He had just two months to prepare his first plan for tackling California's $26-billion deficit....