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Essential California: California vs. Trump, part a-zillion

Essential California: California vs. Trump, part a-zillion

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, Feb. 1, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Talks between the Trump administration and California over rules requiring automakers to steadily decrease car emissions are no closer to reaching a deal than when they began months ago, setting the stage for a protracted legal battle. Behind the scenes, negotiations have been largely cosmetic and unproductive, according to officials in Washington and California with direct...

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