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  • Immigration reform: Let the states lead the way

    Immigration reform: Let the states lead the way
    Texas and California are trying to reform legal migration on their own. The politics in these two states couldn't be more different, but legislators in both states recently proposed running their own guest-worker visa programs to get around the federal...
  • What's behind Garcetti's travel story?

    What's behind Garcetti's travel story?
    It's not that Mayor Eric Garcetti left town on the eve of the Police Commission meeting this month, at which the panel was to determine whether the police shooting of Ezell Ford, an unarmed African American man with mental health problems, was justified....
  • One of Donald Trump's first stops as a presidential candidate? Maryland

    One of Donald Trump's first stops as a presidential candidate? Maryland
    Real-estate mogul, reality TV star and now presidential candidate Donald Trump, on one of his first stops on the campaign trail, will be in Maryland as the keynote speaker for the state Republican Party's annual fundraiser. Trump agreed to be the...
  • Illegal-immigration opponents say lawmaker barred them from public meeting

    Illegal-immigration opponents say lawmaker barred them from public meeting
    Members of a group that opposes public benefits for immigrants in the country illegally have filed complaints with the state alleging that a lawmaker violated their civil rights by excluding them from a public meeting on the issue. The state...
  • Brown, Legislature serve up a leaner budget

    Brown, Legislature serve up a leaner budget
    The Legislature sent Gov. Jerry Brown a ham sandwich Monday and it was quickly cooked into a low-fat, full-course meal. It was much more nourishing than the bologna legislators used to serve up summer after summer. I'll need to explain that. Back in...
  • Development deals tied to state budget sidestep 'green' rules

    Development deals tied to state budget sidestep 'green' rules
    Jerry Brown has built a reputation as an ardent environmentalist, but his experience as Oakland mayor taught him that too many regulations could stall or even strangle development. After returning to the governor's office, he vowed to ease California'...
  • California is flush with cash. So why the warnings to prepare for recession?

    California is flush with cash. So why the warnings to prepare for recession?
    Even as California's leaders prepare a new state budget that is flush with cash, Gov. Jerry Brown has increasingly raised the specter of another recession that could undo years of hard-won financial progress. When he released his latest spending...
  • State Controller Betty Yee wants tax reform that relies less on the top 1%

    State Controller Betty Yee wants tax reform that relies less on the top 1%
    New state Controller Betty Yee is not your typical politician. She's boldly sticking her neck out on a continuous issue bound to cause grief. The issue is tax reform, a taboo subject for most elected officials. At least, the comprehensive reform —...
  • For those in California illegally, health services vary greatly by county

    For those in California illegally, health services vary greatly by county
    Margarita Vasquez lacked health insurance and couldn't afford an eye operation to ward off blindness. But under a Los Angeles County program that extends healthcare services to poor residents who are in the country illegally, the 64-year-old underwent...
  • California state senators to propose overhaul of Prop. 13

     California state senators to propose overhaul of Prop. 13
    Two Democratic state senators plan to introduce legislation Wednesday to overhaul Proposition 13, the state's landmark restrictions on property taxes, so local governments can raise more revenue from commercial and industrial properties. The measure...
  • Ethics troubles could mount for ex-candidate who missed fine payment

    Ethics troubles could mount for ex-candidate who missed fine payment
    A Los Angeles City Council candidate accused of filing bogus information about campaign contributions — attributing multiple donations to dead people — faced potentially more trouble Tuesday after he failed to submit the first payment on a...