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  • California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016

    California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016
    SEATTLE — A coalition of investors and strategists, which played a key role in passing most of the legislation to reform drug laws nationwide since 1996, has decided not to put a pot initiative on the ballot in California this year but will wait...
  • Voters may decide medical malpractice cap

    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,...
  • Campaign seeks to expedite California executions

    Campaign seeks to expedite California executions
    SAN FRANCISCO — Three former California governors are endorsing a proposed initiative for the November ballot that sponsors say would end lengthy death penalty appeals and speed up executions. Former Govs. George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson and Gray...
  • Quinn now backs term limits for statewide elected officials

    Quinn now backs term limits for statewide elected officials
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said today he supports a Republican-backed proposal to limit how long statewide elected officials can serve and defended his term-limit credentials against criticism from GOP governor candidate Bruce Rauner. “I support...
  • A lesson for California: Bad initiatives make bad law

    A lesson for California: Bad initiatives make bad law
    Last year's Proposition 8 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court changed the lives of many same-sex couples and their families in California for the better. But the political fallout from that decision is also having a profound and worrisome effect on the...
  • Florida medical marijuana amendment headed down to the wire

    Florida medical marijuana amendment headed down to the wire
    TALLAHASSEE — A constitutional amendment effort asking Florida voters to legalize medical marijuana might be headed for a photo finish. The group has until Feb. 1 to gather the more than 683,000 valid voter signatures to make the ballot. The group...
  • Tamarac mayor to commissioner: Watch who you call an 'idiot'

    Tamarac mayor to commissioner: Watch who you call an 'idiot'
    A commission conversation about red light cameras got a little personal Monday. The commission was chatting about prospective cameras – an estimated 20 cameras are expected to be erected in September, after new state law could take effect giving a...
  • Prop. 8 battle gives Jerry Brown link to his father

    SACRAMENTO -- When Gov. Jerry Brown decided he wouldn't defend California's ban same-sex marriage in court, he was following in the footsteps of his father, former Gov. Pat Brown. Both men decided they wouldn't go to bat for voter-approved measures...
  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • California voters deserve no-spin ballot measure summaries

    California voters deserve no-spin ballot measure summaries
    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...
  • General Mills drops GMOs from Cheerios

    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...