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  • Group calls for boycott of secretary of state debate

      SACRAMENTO -- The decision by the Sacramento Press Club to exclude from a debate three of the seven candidates for secretary of state led Tuesday to a call by one watchdog group for all contenders to boycott the event. The protest action was...
  • Senate panel supports governor filling legislative vacancies

    SACRAMENTO -- Alarmed by the cost of holding special elections whenever a vacancy occurs in the Legislature, a state panel on Tuesday endorsed putting a measure before voters that would allow the governor to appoint people to fill empty seats. Los...
  • Tougher ethics rules advance in California Senate committee

    Tougher ethics rules advance in California Senate committee
    SACRAMENTO — A raft of bills to set tougher ethics rules for California politicians cleared their first legislative hurdle Tuesday as the state Senate prepared for a daylong refresher course on standards of conduct. Lawmakers say better...
  • California secretary of state candidates clash at forum

    SACRAMENTO – Energized by Capitol scandals, four candidates for California secretary of state clashed in a forum Wednesday over which one is best suited to restore voter faith in state government. Candidates Alex Padilla, Dan Schnur, Pete Peterson...
  • California secretary of state candidates clash over ethics ideas

    SACRAMENTO — Stirred up by a series of Capitol scandals, four candidates for California secretary of state clashed at a forum Wednesday over who is best suited to restore voter faith in state government. Candidates Alex Padilla, Dan Schnur, Pete...
  • California's lopsided politics yield little election intrigue

    SACRAMENTO — It has come to this: California politics have become so one-sided that the only half-way intriguing statewide races this spring are for two largely ministerial jobs. One is secretary of state. The other is state controller. Both...
  • Pete Peterson for secretary of state

    Pete Peterson for secretary of state
    The race for the office of secretary of state is one of those down-ticket contests that usually don't garner much attention. This year, however, the race is among the most closely watched by political observers, for a number of reasons. First, the current...
  • Calif. Senate OKs bills on computer classes, juvenile record sealing

    Calif. Senate OKs bills on computer classes, juvenile record sealing
    The state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would pave the way for high school computer classes to be counted as satisfying math requirements for admission to the California State University and University of California systems. The measure by state...
  • Secretary of state contenders spar at San Diego forum

    All seven active candidates for California secretary of state jousted verbally during a forum in San Diego on Tuesday, with most promising to increase the state’s dismal voter registration and turnout. Green Party candidate David Curtis, an...
  • California lawmakers report meals, sports tickets, other gifts

    SACRAMENTO -- While a state Senate panel considers further restrictions on gifts, California lawmakers reported Monday receiving thousands of dollars in sports tickets, meals, amusement park entries and other gifts, many from special interests that...
  • Secretary of State candidates make their case in early L.A. forum

    Secretary of State candidates make their case in early L.A. forum
    Meeting in Los Angeles Monday night, all six announced candidates for California secretary of state offered their sometimes-contrasting views of the job each hopes to win in this year's elections. Co-hosted by the  ACLU of Southern California, the...