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  • Gov. Brown coasts to historic fourth term

    Gov. Brown coasts to historic fourth term
    California voters decisively elected Gov. Jerry Brown to a historic fourth term Tuesday, a rare bright spot for Democrats on a night when Republicans celebrated huge victories in the rest of the nation. Brown handily defeated GOP challenger Neel...
  • California GOP survives, barely, to fight another day

    California GOP survives, barely, to fight another day
    When political neophyte Pete Peterson was thinking about running for California secretary of state, his mentor urged him on with surfer logic: "Sometimes you need to be the guy in the water when the wave hits." The mentor was former Secretary of State...
  • California GOP victory: Democrats denied supermajority

    California GOP victory: Democrats denied supermajority
    California Republicans scored a rare victory in Tuesday's election by denying Democrats a two-thirds legislative supermajority that would consign GOP lawmakers to virtual irrelevance in the state Capitol. For a party sharply diminished by two decades of...
  • Who will become California's next governor and U.S. senators?

    Who will become California's next governor and U.S. senators?
    Here's an ironclad guarantee: California's next state election will be tons more interesting than our just-concluded snoozer. Make that the next two elections — in 2016 and 2018. For starters, we'll be electing a new president in 2016. And...
  • Prison guard union failed to report $24,603 in gifts to lawmakers

    Prison guard union failed to report $24,603 in gifts to lawmakers
    The state’s powerful prison guard union has agreed to pay $5,500 in fines for failing to properly disclose nearly $25,000 in gifts it provided to state lawmakers during a three-year period. The gifts include lodging, meals, wine and spa bags for...
  • Less-funded controller's race is where the real money is

    Less-funded controller's race is where the real money is
    Who could have imagined? The California controller contest is more intriguing than the slow-motion race for governor. Gov. Jerry Brown isn't really campaigning, and he's jogging far ahead of Republican Neel Kashkari, even if the Democrat's lead has been...
  • Statewide ban on disposable plastic bags is signed into law by Brown

    Statewide ban on disposable plastic bags is signed into law by Brown
    California will have the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags under a measure signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who also expanded gun controls and personal privacy protections in an eclectic final flurry of bill signings for the year....
  • For the record

    Republican Party convention: An article in the Sept. 22 LATExtra section about Neel Kashkari's speech at the California Republican Party convention said Pete Peterson, GOP candidate for secretary of state, was running against Democrat Betty Yee. In fact,...
  • Kashkari portrays GOP as a champion of minorities and the poor

    Kashkari portrays GOP as a champion of minorities and the poor
    Stung by the refusal of two fellow Republicans to support his candidacy for governor, Neel Kashkari sought to put the controversy behind him Sunday with a fiery speech portraying his party as a champion of minorities and the poor. "We don't just fight...
  • GOP candidates for controller, secretary of state end June in debt

    GOP candidates for controller, secretary of state end June in debt
    The Republicans vying to be controller and secretary of state entered the general election in the red, according to campaign finance reports filed with the state Thursday. Pete Peterson, a university civic engagement leader who is running to be the...
  • Secretary of state candidates call for changes in recount law

    Secretary of state candidates call for changes in recount law
    Both candidates vying to be California's next secretary of state say the controversial recount in the controller's race demonstrates the need to change election laws. Sen. Alex Padilla, the Democratic candidate from Pacoima, called the process...