| 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....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:48 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The chairman of the Los Angeles County Republican Party called Tuesday for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign after a jury found the lawmaker guilty of eight felonies involving lying about where he lived.
But Republican and Democratic...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:34 PM
The state Senate on Thursday voted to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would allow all state universities to consider race and gender in deciding students to admit.
SCA 5 repeals portions of Proposition 209, the 1996 ballot...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:45 PM
SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Roderick Wright will remain a member of California's upper house until an appeal is decided on his eight felony convictions for lying about where he lived.
But the Democratic lawmaker from Inglewood is being removed as...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:31 PM
There's bipartisan agreement in California's Capitol that hiding the identities of political fat cats is bad for democracy.
In deciding how to vote, a citizen needs to know who's bankrolling a candidate or a ballot measure.
That's what most of these...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 5:34 PM
SACRAMENTO — Returning to the Capitol on Monday after a four-month recess, state lawmakers are set to tackle water issues, prison overcrowding and a budget debate that will be shaped largely by the state's rosier economic outlook.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:26 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A Republican measure that would have prohibited public transit workers from striking was rejected by a state Senate panel Monday with Democrats in opposition.
Senate Republican leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) introduced SB 423 in...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:39 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The chairman of the state Senate’s ethics panel looking into actions of Sen. Ronald S. Calderon said Thursday that allegations against the Democratic lawmaker contained in a leaked FBI affidavit are troubling if true.
| 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.