Daniel Potter


The University of California's Board of Regents yesterday (Thursday) debated limiting the number of students who can enroll from out of state.  Such students bring in more tuition dollars, but state lawmakers want plenty of room left for students from California.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports.


Students in California shouldn't have to go hungry if their parents haven't paid their school lunch bills.  That's the idea behind a proposal in the state Legislature by Van Nuys Democratic state Senator Bob Hertzberg.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports.


A list of ingredients in household cleaning products could soon be required on the label in California.  Capital public Radio's Daniel Potter has more on the proposal by a Democratic lawmaker from Los Angeles County.


Bleary-eyed teenagers shuffling to school barely after daybreak could become a thing of the past, if a state lawmaker has his way.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports on the proposal to push back middle and high school start times to at least 8:30.


California lawmakers are mulling the state's rules for self-driving cars.  Currently, 20 companies have permission to test autonomous vehicles on state roads.  Last month, one that's not on that list - Uber - picked up and took it's self-driving cars to Arizona, after a spat with California regulators.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports.


Counties around California are trying to figure out how they'll keep funding a program that helps seniors and disabled people.  That's because the state is poised to end a five-year agreement that helped pay for In-Home Supportive Services.  Now counties say they're facing more than a half-a-billion dollars in new costs.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports.

Some of the newest members of the California Legislature are inheriting seats that come with long-established roles. From Capital Public Radio, Daniel Potter profiles two new senators who aim to build on the work of their predecessors.


California's Democratic leaders have vowed to fight President-elect Trump on health care, immigration, and the environment.  But as Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports, there's one issue where both sides seem to agree, and could soon act.


Diesel Volkswagen owners across California will soon begin choosing whether to get rid of their cars, or bring them in for repairs.  A federal judge in San Francisco recently approved a nearly $15-billion settlement for the carmaker's emissions scandal.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports on the decision now facing many thousands of VW diesel owners.

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The University of California and California State University could soon raise tuition for the first time in six years.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports both systems discussed the move at budget meetings this week.


California is moving forward with rules for how water districts can turn what goes down your toilet back into drinking water.  State regulators are taking comments on a kind of water recycling where wastewater sits in a lake before being treated.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports next up might be a way to skip the wait.


A new radio ad is urging Republicans to support one of the two Democrats running for California's open U.S. Senate seat this fall.  The spot is paid for by an Orange County super-PAC and backs Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who faces state Attorney General Kamala Harris.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports the ad's greatest impact may be felt down-ballot.


Thousands of drivers are taking part in a statewide experiment to see how California might replace it's gas tax.  As more vehicles hit the highways without ever buying fuel, Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports the state is looking for a better way to pay for roads.


California officials are updating their plans to regulate self-driving cars.  Although companies have been testing such vehicles on state roads for years, Daniel Potter reports the Department of Motor Vehicles is now getting ready for them to be used by the public.


California salons and barbershops wouldn't need a license to serve beer or wine, under a bill now on Governor Jerry Brown's desk - though they wouldn't be able to charge extra.  Brown has until the end of the month to sign or veto the measure, as Daniel Potter reports.

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