| 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.
| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:39 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are set to announce Tuesday afternoon new legislation to help California meet a court order to reduce prison crowding.
The plan involves dipping into the state's reserve fund to pay for new places to house...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:58 PM
SACRAMENTO — California will not release a single inmate early to meet a court order to reduce prison crowding, Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers pledged Tuesday.
Instead, the state plans to lease extra beds for inmates in private prisons and...
| 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 9, 2014
| 9:38 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday detailed his plans to continue nursing California back to financial health, emphasizing the need to carefully guard the surplus revenue generated by the recovering economy.
The governor, during a Thursday...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Democratic leaders in the state Legislature on Thursday praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s $155-billion budget proposal for increasing funding for education and social safety net programs while still attacking California’s massive debt, while...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:34 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of a drought emergency in California received widespread praise from state lawmakers, although some criticized the governor for not taking action sooner.
Lawmakers, farmers and activists for weeks have been...
| 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
| 2:07 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers are packing their bags for their annual migration to the beaches of Maui starting Wednesday, where two conferences will be held sponsored by nonprofits backed by special interest groups.
A group called the Pacific...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Update, 7:15 a.m. Dec. 3: The California GOP revised its shadow website for the Affordable Care Act roughly two hours after this post first appeared. The site's homepage now carries a direct link to the state insurance exchange Covered California, as well...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:10 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown reflected on the tradition and history of Christmas in his remarks Thursday at the lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree.
"I was just thinking as I sat there -- with the moon coming up and that Grecian Capitol building of...