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  • 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...
  • Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments

    Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments
    A longtime ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to thwart efforts to ask voters whether to impose term limits on lawmakers and curb some of the politics in drawing new legislative district boundaries before the two proposed constitutional...
  • California needs a rainy-day fund that works

     California needs a rainy-day fund that works
    At Gov. Jerry Brown's request, lawmakers will start working next week on a rainy-day fund to better prepare the state for the inevitable next downturn. The fund is such a sensible idea that the state already has one: the Budget Stabilization Account,...
  • Ron Unz reemerges as champion of minimum-wage hike

    Ron Unz is back. The software engineer who authored a 1998 ballot initiative to end bilingual education, and challenged Gov. Pete Wilson in the 1994 Republican primary, is now out to make the conservative case for increasing the state’s minimum...
  • Battle over California pensions may be postponed

    Battle over California pensions may be postponed
    SACRAMENTO — A legal dispute may postpone a campaign battle over public pensions, which was poised to become one of the most high-profile and expensive fights this year. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and his allies are filing a lawsuit saying that the...
  • 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...
  • Mayo: Over 1 million sign medical marijuana petition

    Medical marijuana backers in Florida say they've reached a big milestone, collecting enough signatures -- more than 1 million -- to place a constitutional amendment legalizing medical pot on the November ballot. Ben Pollara, the campaign manager of...
  • High Court upholds affirmative action ban in Michigan

    High Court upholds affirmative action ban in Michigan
    The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences at Michigan's state-run universities in a decision that may spur similar initiatives elsewhere. On a 6-2 vote, the court rejected a...