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  • Field guide to departing lawmakers -- and possible successors

    Henry A. Waxman’s surprise announcement that he’s leaving Congress means that four longtime California lawmakers are retiring from the House of Representatives. Two are Democrats, two Republicans. Combined, they served more than 100 years in...
  • Democrats gain big in Legislature

    Democrats gain big in Legislature
    Democrats were within striking distance of a supermajority in the state Senate late Tuesday, and were drawing near in the Assembly as well, moving the party closer to unilateral power to raise taxes. The potential gains, a result of sweeping changes...
  • 'Fracking' moratorium proposed by two L.A. City Council members

    'Fracking' moratorium proposed by two L.A. City Council members
    Los Angeles City Council members Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin are calling for a moratorium on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which is used by energy companies to extract hard-to-reach oil. In a prepared statement Tuesday,...
  • Time is running out for sensible action on fracking regulations

    Time is running out for sensible action on fracking regulations
    SACRAMENTO—California may be on the brink of another great oil boom. It consequently could be heading into an environmental disaster. A state senator from Agoura Hills is trying to allow the first while heading off the second. Democrat Fran...
  • A fracking bill gone bad

    Some level of regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is preferable to none. Except if the helpful aspects are canceled out by more problematic ones. That is the case with SB 4, passed by the Assembly on Wednesday. It goes back to the state...
  • California Legislature passes fracking regulation bill

    SACRAMENTO — A heavily lobbied bill that would give California the nation's toughest regulation of a controversial oil drilling technique won easy passage Wednesday from the Legislature. The bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who said Wednesday...
  • Without San Onofre, San Diego and south O.C. power could be tight

    Without San Onofre, San Diego and south O.C. power could be tight
    The energy landscape of Southern California will look vastly different without San Onofre, officials said in a state Senate committee hearing Wednesday, the first in a series of public discussions on life without the nuclear plant. The 2,200-megawatt...
  • Independent PACs top $17 million on California legislative races

     
    California legislative races are being inundated by spending from campaign committees that are independent from the candidates and therefore exempt from normal funding limits, the state’s campaign watchdog agency reports. Independent expenditure...
  • Fran Pavley wins 27th state Senate District

     
    State Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) defeated Republican prosecutor Todd Zink in the newly drawn 27th Senate District, preliminary election results show....
  • Todd Zink returns big contributions in state Senate race

     
    Senate candidate Todd Zink has reached his voluntary spending limit...
  • California senator seeks investigations of abuse of disabled people

     
    California senator demands swift investigation of sexual assault of disabled people...