| 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...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:01 PM
The state Senate voted Tuesday to ask California voters to repeal a ban on bilingual education in the state, saying children in other countries are successfully learning multiple languages.
The senate voted to put a measure on the ballot in November...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:27 PM
With Democratic senators watering down a key ethics bill, Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed their own package of changes in response to criminal charges filed against three California senators.
The Republican measure would double the sentence...
| May 29, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would allow proponents of initiatives to withhold them from the ballot if the Legislature agrees to a compromise effort to address the issue.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:50 AM
The Legislature on Thursday unanimously approved a new proposal to help cushion the state from economic downturns and pay off billions of dollars in debt and long-term costs.
The measure, which would modify the state's Constitution, will be placed on...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:17 PM
California's income will be about $2.5 billion higher than Gov. Jerry Brown predicted in his latest budget, according to the Legislature's top financial advisor — surprise cash that Democratic lawmakers will almost certainly use to challenge the...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:08 PM
He’s already invested $2 million of his own cash in a bid for the governor’s office, and on Sunday, GOP candidate Neel Kashkari said he wouldn’t rule out future campaign infusions from his own bank account.
“Nothing is determined...
| May 22, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Neel Kashkari has his sights set on Sacramento, but he has no desire to take high-speed rail to get there.
Kashkari, a Laguna Beach resident seeking to become the Republican nominee to challenge incumbent Jerry Brown for governor this fall, said money...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:17 PM
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...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:30 PM
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...