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Stories with person: Mark Leno
  • California minimum wage initiative cleared for signatures 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 12:02 am

    SACRAMENTO, California - A union-backed proposal to raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour was cleared Monday to begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative next year as local efforts continue nationwide to boost the minimum wage to better reflect the cost of living.

  • California lawmaker drops bill to regulate e-cigarettes story has photos
    Updated: Jul-08-15 9:26 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - A California lawmaker was forced to forsake his own tobacco bill Wednesday after a legislative panel gutted its key provision calling for electronic cigarettes to be regulated as a tobacco product.