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  • 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...
  • Gov. Brown signs bills aiding immigrant children, troubled students

    Gov. Brown signs bills aiding immigrant children, troubled students
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation to provide $3 million in legal aid for the thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have flooded into the U.S. illegally this year. The Democratic governor also approved a...
  • 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...
  • Convoluted residency law makes no sense

    Convoluted residency law makes no sense
    To steal from Charles Dickens, "The law is an ass." A jackass, he meant. "An idiot." In his novel "Oliver Twist," Dickens' character Mr. Bumble is referring to a law that presumes his wife always follows orders from him. Here, I'm referring to a law...
  • Lawmakers deride Kashkari's call for them to be drug-tested

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari’s proposal Friday to require state legislators and other elected officials to undergo annual drug tests was met with derision from lawmakers. “If the architect of George W. Bush’s Wall...
  • Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate

    Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate
    Democratic State Sen. Roderick D. Wright said Monday that he will resign from office effective Sept. 22-- bowing to pressure three days after a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail on felony perjury and voting fraud charges for lying about living in his...
  • California broadens autism therapy coverage for children on Medi-Cal

    California children enrolled in public healthcare will regain access to an expensive form of autism therapy after the state Monday became the first in the country to comply with new federal guidelines. The therapy, called applied behavior analysis,...
  • Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31

     Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31
    Ending a career in political office that spanned a dozen years, state Sen. Roderick D. Wright on Monday bowed to pressure from fellow Democrats and said he would resign his seat Sept. 22. Three days earlier, a Los Angeles judge had sentenced him to 90...
  • California Senate leader calls for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign

    California Senate leader calls for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign
    The leader of the California Senate on Friday called for the resignation of  Democratic Sen. Roderick Wright after he was sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying about living in his district. State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud

    State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and barred for life from holding public office. After turning down Wright's request for a...
  • Secretary of state's disclosure of depression draws support, concern

    Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s disclosure that she suffers from severe depression drew an outpouring of support and concern Saturday from other state officials and mental health experts, but also sparked a debate about whether she should serve out...