| May 29, 2013
| 7:33 AM
In its proposed budget, the state Senate wants more funding for mental health programs, dental care for poor adults and career training for high school students. The Assembly wants to increase welfare grants, expand child-care programs and reduce costs...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Los Angeles City Council members Friday blamed tea party Republicans in Congress for the continuing federal government shutdown and said that if it goes on much longer, seniors and low-income residents would be among those hurt.
At a special session ...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:57 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Bob Blumenfield left the state Assembly for the Los Angeles City Council more than three months ago, but he left behind some unfinished business.
On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that Blumenfield introduced as a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:51 PM
A sharply divided Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to file an appeal challenging California’s rules for ride-sharing services, capping months of debate about the city’s role in regulating the new taxi...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Two months ago, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission called for new and stringent limits on gifts to the city's politicians, saying such niceties can undermine the public's confidence in government when they come from people doing business at City Hall....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, on his first trip to the nation’s capital as the city’s chief executive, isn’t letting Washington’s preoccupation with budget deficits get in the way of his push for federal...
| May 31, 2013
| 12:07 PM
A bill in Sacramento that would have decisively erased California’s longstanding dubious distinction as the stingiest state in the nation for arts-grant funding has failed for now. Some backers hope it might be revived next year.
The bill would...
| May 31, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The meeting started late and it started badly, with a 10-minute argument about approving the minutes of the last meeting. Then it headed downhill.
Issues that were raised were sent to committees for further study, though no one was quite sure which...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has set the date for an election to fill two legislative seats left vacant when Bob Blumenfield and Curren Price took their seats this weekend on the Los Angeles City Council.
The election to fill Blumenfield’s former San Fernando...
| Dec 18, 2012
The powerful L.A. County Federation of Labor threw its weight behind seven L.A. City Council candidates in the March 5 election -- but remained silent on the three biggest contests....
| Dec 14, 2012
Fifty-eight candidates have qualified to run for city offices in Los Angeles' March 5 election, with the majority looking to fill open seats on the City Council, according to the final list from the City Clerk's office....