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The California National Guard is deployed around Los Angeles City Hall during one of several protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, on May 31, 2020. Photo by Ted Soqui, SIPA USA via AP Images

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sports betting

Legalized sports betting could generate millions for California as state considers cuts to public services

Gov. Gavin Newsom listens as CalVet Secretary Vito Imbasciani speaks during a news conference at the Veterans Home of California May 22, 2020, in Yountville. Photo by Eric Risberg, AP Photo/Pool

Newsom has some big promises to keep

facial recognition

Facial recognition regulation: AB 2261 is a long overdue solution

facial recognition

Facial recognition regulation: AB 2261 offers flimsy protections

student spending

Legislature must prioritize funding for highest-need students