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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...

    John Chiang for state treasurer

    John Chiang for state treasurer
    The California state treasurer is charged with investing the state's money and selling its bonds. That's not quite as sweeping as it sounds. The Legislature and voters actually decide what projects to sell bonds for, and there are numerous constraints...