| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:21 PM
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)...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:55 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Senate leader Darrell Steinberg on Monday outlined a new proposal for funding affordable housing, transportation upgrades and bullet train construction with money from California's cap-and-trade program.
The program, approved by the...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:52 PM
SACRAMENTO — Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:24 PM
SACRAMENTO — Soon after Jerry Brown was elected governor in 2010, he invited the state's top budget official, Ana Matosantos, to lunch at his office. He had just two months to prepare his first plan for tackling California's $26-billion deficit....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:50 PM
SACRAMENTO -- State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) bemoaned the "subtle and insidious impact" of money in politics on Wednesday.
His comments came after criminal investigations that have resulted in the unprecedented suspensions of three...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Republican legislative leaders and a rival GOP gubernatorial candidate Tuesday slammed newly discovered remarks by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly comparing illegal immigration to war and urging citizens to rise up and join him in patrolling the border....
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:43 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Administrators from California’s two public university systems called Wednesday for the state to provide student loans to some immigrants in the country illegally to cover expenses not met with state scholarships.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:16 PM
As Republicans seek to improve their standing among Latinos and women, fresh controversies in California could further damage the party with both groups.
On Monday, a GOP gubernatorial candidate's inflammatory rhetoric likening illegal immigration to...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Elected officials in Los Angeles County and the California Legislature are launching a new push to crack down on pimps who sell underage girls and boys for sex and the customers who purchase their services.
County officials announced Friday that signs...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:08 PM
SACRAMENTO – State Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) won a special election Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in the state Senate, receiving 62.6% of the vote against four other candidates and therefore avoiding a runoff in June.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:33 PM
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
SACRAMENTO -- For the second time in less than a year, agents are searching a Capitol office as part of a federal investigation.
Last year it was Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) who was targeted in...