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March 18, 2011


News Panel: The CA Republican Party's convention and the constitutionality of SF's ranked choice voting system

The California Republican Party kicks off its convention Friday in Sacramento as the state's budget battles continue. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals considers the constitutionality of the controversial ranked choice voting system in San Francisco, approved by voters in 2002. California hospitals must now disclose how many patients contract infections while under their care.


  • Josh Richman, Legal and Political Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune
  • Bob Egelko, Legal Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Sarah Varney, Health Reporter, The California Report, KQED Public Radio

Climate Watch Conversation

Climate Watch Senior Editor Craig Miller talks with Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board about implementing AB 32, the state's renewable energy goals and promoting alternative transit.


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