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  • California, drive carefully toward 'motor voter' law

    California, drive carefully toward 'motor voter' law
    In his first major act since taking office, Secretary of State Alex Padilla was smart to focus on California's chronic voting problem. Turnout in the last statewide election was a mere 42% — a new low. Without serious intervention it seems likely to continue to decline.
  • AP Exclusive: California leaders routinely use private email

    Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to...

    U.S. Senate race fails to strike expected sparks

    U.S. Senate race fails to strike expected sparks
    The announcement came swiftly, catching many by surprise: After decades in Washington, the path-breaking U.S. senator announced she would retire after 2016. If the timing was unexpected, the response was predictable, years of pent-up ambition surging...

    Villaraigosa decision hot topic at Latino Caucus retreat in Napa

    Villaraigosa decision hot topic at Latino Caucus retreat in Napa
    Antonio Villaraigosa’s decision not to run for the U.S. Senate next year has already become a hot topic of discussion at a Wine Country policy retreat by the California Legislative Latino Caucus. The former mayor of Los Angeles is scheduled to...

    California's plastic-bag ban put on hold by ballot referendum

    California's plastic-bag ban put on hold by ballot referendum
    Opponents of a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery stores have qualified a referendum on the law, delaying its July 1 effective date until voters act on the measure in November 2016, the California secretary of state’s office said Tuesday....