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  • Gov. Jerry Brown presses for scaled-back, $6-billion water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November--a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature. Brown also made clear that he has concerns...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown pushes for scaled-down, $6-billion water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown pushes for scaled-down, $6-billion water bond
    Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday that he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November — a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature. Brown also made clear that he...
  • California Senate panel shelves GOP ethics bill

    State Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican bill that proposed some of the toughest ethics and campaign finance restrictions put forward since three Democratic lawmakers were suspended while facing criminal charges, two of them involving...
  • Democrats block audit of state oversight of Inglewood schools

    Democratic lawmakers Tuesday blocked a Republican proposal to audit the state superintendent of public instruction’s oversight of  the troubled Inglewood Unified School District. Financial and management problems led the state to take over the...
  • Senate leaders trade verbal jabs over access to meetings

    A dispute over giving a floor pass to a liberal blogger/documentarian to cover the state Senate boiled over Thursday with the Democratic and Republican leaders taking verbal jabs at each other. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)...
  • Activists for tougher campaign finance laws arrested at Capitol

    A group of activists pressing for tougher campaign finance rules has stirred things up at the Capitol, resulting in more than 40 arrests of its members and sparking debate about democracy and government. A dozen activists from the group 99Rise walked...
  • Calif. Senate adopts new ethics standards, rejects others

    The state Senate took action Monday aimed at restoring public trust after a series of scandals by creating a new position of ethics ombudsman, installing protections for whistle-blowers and banning the raising of campaign funds during August, the last...
  • Bill to boost campaign-finance disclosure clears Calif. Legislature

    Bill to boost campaign-finance disclosure clears Calif. Legislature
    The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would force nonprofit groups and others to disclose the true source of large contributions to California campaigns, but agreed to delay its enforcement. The bill, which now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown...
  • Revised Brown plan for rainy-day fund gets bipartisan support

    Revised Brown plan for rainy-day fund gets bipartisan support
    Gov. Jerry Brown's reelection bid received a boost Thursday when top Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature united behind a compromise version of his plan to save money in a rainy-day fund and pay off state debt. The bipartisan accord advances...
  • New ethics rules proposed for California Senate

    Amid concerns that proposed tougher ethics restrictions may not have enough support to become law this year, leaders of the state Senate are proposing that many of them be adopted as house rules in the interim. Proposed state Senate resolutions would...
  • Calif. Senate supports banning fundraisers in lobbyists' homes

    Calif. Senate supports banning fundraisers in lobbyists' homes
    The state Senate on Monday voted unanimously to ban state politicians from holding political fundraisers in the homes and offices of lobbyists, three months after a scandal involving the practice. The measure by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) is the...