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Gov. Jerry Brown has called for a  legislative special session to pushes his plan for a state reserve fund.

California needs a rainy-day fund that works

At Gov. Jerry Brown's request, lawmakers will start working next week on a rainy-day fund to better prepare the state for the inevitable next downturn. The fund is such a sensible...

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On the evening of April 14, 1865, by some accounts, John Wilkes Booth stopped in at a tavern on his way to Ford's Theatre in Washington. A man at...

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