| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined two leading state Senate Democrats on Friday to support a plan to invest the state's cap-and-trade revenue in mass transit and affordable housing.
"This is smart legislation," Garcetti said, "because it would...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
State lawmakers from both parties want Elon Musk to know that they're ready to open the checkbook to persuade Tesla Motors to put its "gigafactory" battery plant in California. The thing is, it's not their checkbook, it's yours.
But maybe they should...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:47 PM
The state Senate took action Monday aimed at restoring public trust after a series of scandals by creating a new position of ethics ombudsman, installing protections for whistle-blowers and banning the raising of campaign funds during August, the last...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:34 PM
With only days left to hammer out a deal on the state budget, legislative leaders say they're close to a final agreement.
"We've still got some details to flesh out," said Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego). "We feel pretty good about where we...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Driving an electric Tesla Model S sedan, the governor of Texas whisked into the state capital of California on Tuesday with a not-subtle message that he wants to keep nabbing businesses from the Golden State.
Although in the state for a series of...
| May 11, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Politicians have been yakking about the need for a "rainy-day fund" in Sacramento for years. Now they're close to creating one. And everyone is happy.
They're all winners.
Gov. Jerry Brown can run as a fiscal tightwad against token Republican...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Amid concerns that proposed tougher ethics restrictions may not have enough support to become law this year, leaders of the state Senate are proposing that many of them be adopted as house rules in the interim.
Proposed state Senate resolutions would...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown's reelection bid received a boost Thursday when top Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature united behind a compromise version of his plan to save money in a rainy-day fund and pay off state debt.
The bipartisan accord advances...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:49 AM
California legislative leaders have reached a deal on Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to stockpile cash to cushion the state from future economic downturns and to pay off debt, according to Capitol sources close to the negotiations.
The bipartisan accord...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:18 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown received a warm welcome from lawmakers Monday as he pitched his proposal to pay off debt and save money for future economic downturns.
He faced only one mild question during a rare appearance before a legislative...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:45 PM
California is back on the map as a potential site for Tesla Motors' proposed battery factory but remains a long shot, the electric car company's Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday.
Musk said the automaker is working through a number of issues with...