| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:59 PM
It may be too soon, a mere decade after the California recall, to assess its lasting legacy. There have been significant changes in the way elections are run in the state, which, if proponents are correct, may eventually produce a more compromising...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:48 PM
This is the 10th anniversary week of California's first and only recall of a governor. But no one is celebrating.
We replaced a career politician, Democrat Gray Davis, with a Hollywood action hero, Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. Big mistake.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:05 AM
North Dakota Stockmen's Association (NDSA) members voiced their opposition to a proposed ballot initiative that would earmark an estimated $100 million of oil and gas taxes per year for projects that could be used to compete against agricultural producers...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:02 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Activists attempting to oust then-Mayor Bob Filner appear to have been well on their way to qualifying for a recall election, according to information released Friday.
In less than six days, the recall movement had gathered 37,517...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to place a measure on the ballot in June -- during the state's primary election -- that would create a separate public health department if passed.
The council vote consolidated the ballot initiative with...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:47 AM
On the Venice Boardwalk, the pot hawkers come at you like carnival barkers. In their green scrubs, armed with business cards, they beckon passersby to enter their narrow shops.
“Do you have a headache? A backache? Come on in, our doctor is...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Advocates trying to place initiatives on California’s ballot may face new requirements under a bill approved by the Legislature this month.
The measure, AB 857 by Assemblyman Paul Fong (D-Cupertino), would require 10% of petition...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The state governor who once was America's youngest showed up at the National Governors Association meeting here this week as its oldest. Jerry Brown, who first served at age 38 as California's chief executive (1976-83), returned at age 74 in...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A group of activists representing gun owners said Thursday that they may launch recall campaigns against a handful of Democratic lawmakers, including Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles), over the passage of several gun-control laws...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Willie Brown, the legendary Assembly speaker and former San Francisco mayor, says he has never voted for a ballot initiative.
"Not one," he asserts emphatically without hesitation.
"I've always, without question, been opposed to the initiative...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:23 AM
SAN DIEGO--Now, 10 days into a crisis over sexual harassment allegations, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has dug in for a fight, maybe in the courts, maybe against a recall movement.
Filner has been accused of sexually harassing staff members and...