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  • Eric Garcetti endorses funding mass transit with cap-and-trade revenue

    Eric Garcetti endorses funding mass transit with cap-and-trade revenue
    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...
  • Can California afford Tesla, and will Tesla want California?

    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...
  • Calif. Senate adopts new ethics standards, rejects others

    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...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, lawmakers push closer to budget deal

    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...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry tries to woo Tesla in Sacramento

    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...
  • Election-year politics prompts deal on California rainy-day fund

    Election-year politics prompts deal on California rainy-day fund
    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...
  • New ethics rules proposed for California Senate

    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...
  • Revised Brown plan for rainy-day fund gets bipartisan support

    Revised Brown plan for rainy-day fund gets bipartisan support
    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...
  • Legislative leaders reach deal on Brown's rainy-day fund plan

    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...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's fiscal pitch gets warm reception

    Gov. Jerry Brown's fiscal pitch gets warm reception
    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...
  • California courts Tesla for battery factory

    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...