| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — A protracted political battle over California's medical malpractice law may be coming to a new front: the voting booth.
For decades, trial lawyers and consumer groups have railed against limits on certain damages in malpractice cases,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If trial lawyers and out-of-state billionaires have their way, Florida will join states like California and Colorado by creating a massive industry selling things like marijuana cookies, lollipops and candies — all in the name of "medicine." In...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Anxious about last summer's ruling on Proposition 8, sponsors of California ballot measures are going to considerable lengths to ensure they will be able to defend them if the state doesn't.
Nearly 1 in 4 proposed initiatives...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Proponents of allowing medical marijuana businesses to operate in Costa Mesa have taken their case to City Hall in the hopes of bringing the issue before city voters this November.
Organizers characterize their ARRO Initiative, or Act to Restrict and...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:27 PM
SACRAMENTO — Cracking California into six pieces and calling each chunk a state sounds really crackpot.
Don't like this state government? How about five more?
What about the notion of Los Angeles students attending UC Berkeley or San Diego State...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:57 PM
For Barbara Coe, everything changed the day she accompanied an elderly friend to an Orange County social services center in 1991.
"I walked into this monstrous room full of people, babies and little children all over the place, and I realized nobody was...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Voters in tiny SeaTac might be drawing the most attention when they go to polls Tuesday to vote on raising the minimum wage for airport and hotel workers to $15 an hour. But SeaTac isn't the only localized battle where advocates are trying to gather...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A group of Annapolis residents is launching an effort to recall one of the city's aldermen after he floated the idea of stripping the mayor of some powers.
The recall petition targets Alderman Ross Arnett, who last week won re-election as a Democrat...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:40 PM
In 2011, tens of thousands of government employees and others, enraged by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's determination to break the ruinously expensive and paralyzing grip that government workers unions had on Wisconsin, took over the capitol building in...
| Dec 26, 2013
Californians could be faced in November with a proposal to dramatically alter the pension and benefit system for public employees. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has submitted a statewide ballot initiative that would allow government agencies to negotiate...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:05 PM
No more GMOs in your Cheerios.
General Mills Inc. said it is no longer using genetically engineered ingredients to make its signature cereal.
The switch comes after a nearly yearlong campaign by a consumer activist group to pressure General Mills to...