| 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.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:27 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Republican lawmakers were critical of the governor's State of the State address Wednesday, saying it was light on details and sugarcoated economic issues and what they said were policies unfriendly to business.
“When we have a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:52 PM
SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Bill Emmerson (R-Redlands) abruptly announced his resignation Friday, saying that after nine years in the Legislature his passion for the job had waned and his constituents deserve better.
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:32 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's finances are improving faster than expected and schools could receive billions in extra funds next year, according to the Legislature's budget advisors.
"The state's budgetary condition is stronger than at any point in...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California politicians on Thursday mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African leader who helped bring an end to apartheid.
“Nelson Mandela fought heroically for freedom and a truly democratic society," Gov. Jerry...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:01 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Employees of public transit systems in California would be barred from going on strike under legislation proposed Monday by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar).
Huff made the proposal in response to a potential third strike...
| 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...