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California GOP Emboldened by Election Day Showing

California GOP Emboldened by Election Day Showing

Long shunted to the political margins, California Republicans showed signs of a small revival on Election Day... Read »

Nov 5, 2014

"Save Money, Save Water": CA Voters Pass Fiscal Props

California voters passed a pair of ballot propositions that were touted by Gov. Jerry Brown as essential to the... Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Milpitas Voters Soundly Reject Cardroom, Gambling

Milpitas Voters Soundly Reject Cardroom, Gambling

Milpitas voters on Tuesday soundly rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed San Jose's Bay 101's card room... Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Props 45, 46 and 48 Fail, Prop 47 Passes

Props 45, 46 and 48 Fail, Prop 47 Passes

Voters passed a sentencing reform initiative in Tuesday's election, but rejected three propositions related to... Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Libby Schaaf Wins Oakland Mayor Race

Libby Schaaf Wins Oakland Mayor Race

Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf claimed victory early this Wednesday morning in the city's 15-candidate... Read »

Nov 5, 2014
SF, Oakland Voters Support Minimum Wage Increases

SF, Oakland Voters Support Minimum Wage Increases

San Francisco voters appear to be supporting a measure on Tuesday's ballot to increase the city's minimum wage... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Honda Leads Khanna By Slim Margin For Congress

Honda Leads Khanna By Slim Margin For Congress

Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, remained ahead early Wednesday morning despite a spirited challenge by fellow Democrat... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Sam Liccardo Declares Victory in SJ Mayor Race

Sam Liccardo Declares Victory in SJ Mayor Race

City councilman Sam Liccardo declared victory in the San Jose mayoral race on Wednesday, even though there were more... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Kamala Harris Re-Elected as Attorney General

Kamala Harris Re-Elected as Attorney General

Incumbent Kamala Harris has been re-elected as Attorney General. Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Larry Gerston on Tight Races, Voter Turnout

Larry Gerston on Tight Races, Voter Turnout

NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston discusses some of the closest races in the 2014 November election and... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
California Enacts Changes to State Rainy Day Fund

California Enacts Changes to State Rainy Day Fund

California will overhaul its rainy day fund to pay down more debt and provide a bigger buffer against future state... Watch »

Nov 4, 2014
Democrat Holding Slim Lead To Be State Controller

Democrat Holding Slim Lead To Be State Controller

The race to become California's chief fiscal officer was too close to call Tuesday, with Democrat Betty Yee narrowly... Read »

Nov 4, 2014
Voters Defeat Health Insurance Rate Initiative

Voters Defeat Health Insurance Rate Initiative

Voters have rejected a proposal to require health insurers to seek approval for rate hikes on individual and small... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Tribal Gaming Measure Defeated

Tribal Gaming Measure Defeated

Voters have rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed a Native American tribe near Fresno to build a Las... Watch »

Nov 4, 2014
Attempt to Raise Medical Malpractice Cap Defeated

Attempt to Raise Medical Malpractice Cap Defeated

Voters on Tuesday soundly defeated a proposal to lift a decades-old cap on courtroom damages for medical negligence,... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Torlakson Takes Early Lead in Calif. Schools Chief Race

Torlakson Takes Early Lead in Calif. Schools Chief Race

Incumbent Tom Torlakson jumped to an early lead Tuesday in what was expected to be a tight race for the job of... Read »

Nov 4, 2014
Newsom Re-elected Lieutenant Governor

Newsom Re-elected Lieutenant Governor

Democrat Gavin Newsom defeated a lesser-known Republican Tuesday to coast to a second term as California's... Read »

Nov 4, 2014
Berkeley Voters Pass Tax on Sugary Drinks

Berkeley Voters Pass Tax on Sugary Drinks

Early results showed voters heavily favoring a special tax on soda and other sugary drinks in Berkeley, with the aim... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Brown Wins California Governor's Race

Brown Wins California Governor's Race

Democrat Jerry Brown won an unprecedented fourth term as California governor in Tuesday's election, NBC News... Watch »

Nov 4, 2014
California Reduces Penalty for Lower-Level Crimes

California Reduces Penalty for Lower-Level Crimes

California voters approved a ballot initiative that will reduce penalties for low-level drug and property crimes. Watch »

Nov 4, 2014

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