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  • Secretary of state's race is one worth watching

    Secretary of state's race is one worth watching
    In a mostly lackluster election season, at least one statewide race in California is intriguing. It's for secretary of state. Battles for state controller and superintendent of public instruction also are engaging. But the rest, including Gov. Jerry...
  • Pete Peterson is best choice for California secretary of state

    Pete Peterson is best choice for California secretary of state
    California's next secretary of state will take over an office that has been stuck in neutral. Key projects that would make it easier to cast a ballot or track political campaign disclosures have been delayed, and there's been little urgency or advocacy...
  • Candidates for California secretary of state spar

    Candidates for California secretary of state spar
    Republican Pete Peterson sparred verbally with Democrat Alex Padilla on Thursday as the two candidates for California secretary of state outlined their plans for improving voter participation in elections and upgrading the office’s antiquated...
  • Dan Schnur to run for California secretary of state

    Dan Schnur to run for California secretary of state
    SACRAMENTO -- USC politics professor and former Republican strategist Dan Schnur announced Friday that he will run for California secretary of state on a platform of proposals that includes banning lawmakers from campaign fund-raising while the...
  • Republican, Democratic lawmakers divided over Brown speech

    Republican, Democratic lawmakers divided over Brown speech
    SACRAMENTO -- Republican lawmakers were critical of the governor's State of the State address Wednesday, saying it was light on details and sugarcoated economic issues and what they said were policies unfriendly to business. “When we have a...
  • 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...
  • 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'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...