| Mar 3, 2015
| 10:38 AM
Twenty-five state lawmakers flew to Maui in November to attend a conference that was partly funded by a group of special interests, but it was not until Tuesday that all of their identities were made public when they were required to file annual gift...
| Feb 25, 2015
Organizers of last fall's swearing-in celebration for Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said no taxpayer money was used to put on the event at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, but a review by The Associated Press found taxpayers...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 7:13 PM
There is only one woman on the 15-member Los Angeles City Council.
Statewide, women have been losing ground at other elected levels.
But the emerging field of potential candidates for next year's Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors election raises...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:11 PM
A group of state lawmakers announced legislation Wednesday that would abolish an exemption from the mandate that children get vaccinated before they enter school if it conflicts with their parents' personal beliefs.
Surrounded by mothers holding babies,...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 8:52 PM
Even though a new crop of lawmakers has arrived at the Capitol, some old favorite issues have never left. Notably taxes.
Already under discussion this year are tax increases on wealthy people's incomes, cigarettes, crude oil, commercial property and...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:13 AM
SACRAMENTO — Marking a historic occasion with a simple, subdued ceremony, Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. called Monday for ambitious new environmental rules as he embarked on an unprecedented fourth term as California's governor.
Brown delivered an...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Stung by losses in the November election, the California Legislature's Democratic majority arrives for the first day of a new session Monday facing a political terrain more hostile to tax increases and other priorities of liberal lawmakers.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Democrats in California have signed up tens of thousands of new voters in recent months, but a big question in Tuesday's election is whether enough of them will cast ballots to stave off erosion of the party's dominance in the state.
The new voters,...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:50 PM
With the dust still settling from last week's election, two dozen state lawmakers are flying to luxury resorts in Hawaii for conferences subsidized and attended by interests that lobby the Legislature: oil companies, public employee unions, drug and...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Facing an uphill climb to regain a two-house supermajority in November, legislative leaders say that they have asked Gov. Jerry Brown to stump for fellow Democrats in a half-dozen competitive districts.
It's the sort of thing governors typically do as...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:10 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Three weeks after Republicans blocked a measure that would curb anonymous political donations, state Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) said Thursday he would amend the bill to address concerns of GOP lawmakers.
The change is necessary after...