| May 13, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Republican legislative leaders on Tuesday said Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed revision to the California budget provides a welcome improvement to the state’s rainy-day fund, but criticized other plans for spending state revenue on programs...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Stung by second-place primary finishes in key districts, California Assembly Democrats have opened their checkbooks to struggling candidates in an effort to hold on to the supermajority they enjoy in the lower house, according to campaign finance...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:56 PM
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn., an anti-tax group, filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block a non-binding advisory measure on Citizens United from appearing on the November ballot.
The taxpayer group said the measure, which would ask Congress to amend the U....
| Jul 13, 2014
| 6:33 PM
The San Joaquin Valley may be struggling to grow food because of the dust-bowling drought. But it's having no trouble producing Republican leaders.
OK, that's a non sequitur. But maybe not so much.
The latest Republican leader to emerge from the San...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:34 PM
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:49 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:12 AM
The California Assembly on Thursday approved a fast-tracked proposal to provide up to $420 million in tax breaks over 15 years for the aerospace industry.
The bill by Assemblyman Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) would offer credits for an "advanced strategic...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Modesto Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen is next in line to lead the Assembly Republicans, after a GOP caucus vote Tuesday.
She'll take the reins from current Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway (R-Tulare) in November. Conway is termed out of the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:12 PM
A last-minute proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown to limit the amount of money school districts can keep in their reserve accounts triggered an angry response in the closing days of budget negotiations.
“I think it’s stupid," said Megan Reilly,...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A bill to more than triple California's film-TV tax credit program from $100 million to $330 million a year has cleared its final legislative hurdle and is headed for the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.
The State Assembly approved AB 1839 late Friday night,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Lobbyists would no longer be allowed to host political fundraisers in their homes for state candidates under a bill given final legislative approval Thursday by the California Assembly just six months after a scandal involving the practice.