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The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday rejected a quarter of the 283 bills it considered. The Assembly committee rejected a third of the 421 bills on its agenda.  
WALNUT CREEK -- Have a beef with a troublesome intersection or excessive speeding in your neighborhood? Worried about bicycle and pedestrian safety?Two Contra Costa supervisors, Karen Mitchoff and Candace Andersen, will host a public forum Tuesday on potential transportation safety and congestion  
CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert for evading banking laws and lying to the FBI about payments he made to an unidentified person to conceal past misconduct.  


Early campaigns by Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom are double-edged sword
The early launches of Kamala Harris' 2016 Senate campaign and Gavin Newsom's 2018 campaign for governor bring both advantages and liabilities, experts say.