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  • Democrats hope for extra tax revenue

    Democratic lawmakers agreed to pare back and delay some of their spending plans after negotiations with Gov. Jerry Brown, but they're not completely giving up hope. Some said Monday evening that they would try to speed up new spending if tax revenue...
  • Assembly to weigh constitutional amendment on local taxes, bonds

    SACRAMENTO -- The budget won't be the only big issue being considered by the Assembly on Friday. Democrats have scheduled a vote on a controversial constitutional amendment that would make it easier for cities and counties to raise property taxes or...
  • California Legislature OKs state budget; next move is Brown's

    California Legislature OKs state budget; next move is Brown's
    SACRAMENTO -- The California Legislature passed a $96.3-billion budget on Friday, sending it to Gov. Jerry Brown for final approval. The budget will redistribute education funding to help needier school districts, prepare for an expansion of public...
  • Ron Kaye: Outcry preserves the right to know

    Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant last week when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown leaves budget largely untouched

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown issued nearly two dozen line-item vetoes on Thursday but left overall spending almost entirely intact. The single largest change in the budget was a $30-million cut to special education. The Legislature wanted the...
  • Commentary: Outcry preserves the right to know

    Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of information law...
  • Bob Blumenfield in Council District 3

    Los Angeles' 3rd Council District covers much of the southwestern San Fernando Valley, and the race there to succeed termed-out Councilman Dennis Zine parallels election matchups in other districts, featuring as it does a would-be transplant from the...
  • L.A. Times endorsements

    L.A. Times endorsements
    Los Angeles on Tuesday begins a far-reaching overhaul of its city government, voting for a new mayor and controller, and voting as well for city attorney and to fill more than half the City Council and nearly half the school board and Community College...
  • Free Wi-Fi across Los Angeles? City leaders make a new push

    Free Wi-Fi across Los Angeles? City leaders make a new push
    Angelenos may no longer have to squat at cafes for free wireless Internet. On Tuesday, the L.A. City Council approved a request for proposals to build a citywide Wi-Fi network in an effort to stimulate economic growth and "bridge the digital divide."...
  • Mayor Garcetti moves to 'shake up' DWP with four new board members

    Mayor Garcetti moves to 'shake up' DWP with four new board members
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named four new members to the influential panel that oversees the Department of Water and Power, sweeping out all but one of the members who were chosen by former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Garcetti nominated...
  • Los Angeles moves to lift decade-old ban on public murals

    Los Angeles moves to lift decade-old ban on public murals
    Artists predicted a renaissance of public muraling across Los Angeles as the City Council votedĀ 13-2 Wednesday to lift a decade-long ban on the large outdoor artworks. "We owe it to our next generation to reclaim our legacy as a mural capital of the...