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  • Gov. Brown approves major changes in initiative process

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday approved a bill that would give proponents of initiatives a chance to work with lawmakers on compromise legislation to address their concerns without having to go through an expensive election campaign. "California's...
  • California's initiative process could become more enlightened under this new law

    California's initiative process could become more enlightened under this new law
    It turns out that a legislative hearing can be simultaneously enlightening and pointless. Take, for example, Monday's hearing in Sacramento on Proposition 46, the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot to increase the cap on medical malpractice damages, and...
  • Statewide ban on disposable plastic bags is signed into law by Brown

    Statewide ban on disposable plastic bags is signed into law by Brown
    California will have the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags under a measure signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who also expanded gun controls and personal privacy protections in an eclectic final flurry of bill signings for the year....
  • Where does Jerry Brown stand on ethics reforms?

    Where does Jerry Brown stand on ethics reforms?
    One thumb up for Gov. Jerry Brown. And the other thumb down. The governor signed a bill inserting a smidgen of sense in California's oft-abused ballot initiative system. Excellent. But he vetoed legislation imposing sensible ethics rules on Capitol...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown resists unzipping school construction wallet

    Gov. Jerry Brown resists unzipping school construction wallet
    Who can be against building, modernizing or repairing schools? It's good for children and creates jobs. It improves learning and stimulates the economy. It's like motherhood and apple pie. Who dares dump on that? Well, behind closed doors in the...
  • Kevin de León of Los Angeles elected leader of California Senate

    Kevin de León of Los Angeles elected leader of California Senate
    Democratic state Sen. Kevin de León of Los Angeles was elected by his peers Monday to become the next president pro tem of the Senate. He said his priorities as leader will include restoring public trust in the Legislature after a series of scandals. De...
  • Steinberg's Senate reign marked by fiscal triumphs, peers' scandals

    Steinberg's Senate reign marked by fiscal triumphs, peers' scandals
    Darrell Steinberg took the helm of the state Senate six years ago with the global economy in a meltdown that choked off tax revenue, causing the state budget deficit to balloon to $42 billion. It took Steinberg and other state leaders four years that...
  • De León throws extravagant bash as Steinberg quietly leaves

    De León throws extravagant bash as Steinberg quietly leaves
    State Sen. Darrell Steinberg officially stepped off the stage last week. And Sen. Kevin de León stepped on it. Did he ever! Drums, mariachis, a color guard, political VIPs. It was a full-throated "inauguration" at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown touts decades of experience on water policy

    Gov. Jerry Brown touts decades of experience on water policy
    Gov. Jerry Brown pitched his decades-long political career as an asset in tackling California's vexing water problems in a speech at Stanford University on Monday, portraying this year's major water legislation as a continuation of his first gubernatorial...
  • State Sen. Darrell Steinberg to join law and lobbying firm

    State Sen. Darrell Steinberg to join law and lobbying firm
    A week after stepping down as leader of the state Senate, Democrat Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento said Thursday that he will join the law and lobbying firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP on Dec. 1, a day after he leaves office. Steinberg will be chairman...
  • 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...