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  • Tesla gigafactory: State budget watchdogs urge restraint on tax breaks, incentives

    The fierce competition among five states to land Tesla Motors' planned "gigafactory" for battery production has been the economic development story of the summer. Now budget watchdogs from Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas have jointly...
  • Gas prices to rise in January after bill to suspend 'hidden' tax fails

    A bill pushed by the oil industry, business lobbyists and a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers to suspend a new motor vehicle fuel regulation won't see the light of day this year. The group, led by Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), had been...
  • Gov. Brown is right to offer legal help to immigrant minors

    Gov. Jerry Brown, state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and a roster of other elected state officials want to spend $3 million on legal help for unaccompanied minors facing federal immigration court hearings in California. It's a good...
  • Plastic bag ban, paid sick days among issues still before Legislature

    With one week remaining until they adjourn for the year, California legislators have saved the hardest votes for last. By midnight Aug. 31, they must address such contentious issues as whether to ban plastic carryout bags from supermarkets statewide,...
  • California Sen. Ben Hueso arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

    State Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) was arrested early Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the California Highway Patrol. Hueso, 44, was stopped at 2:24 a.m. by CHP officers who spotted him driving the wrong way on...
  • Gov. Brown, California Democrats seek $3 million to help migrant kids

    Seeking to address the swell of unaccompanied children from Central America who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally, Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers announced Thursday a proposal to provide $3 million in legal aid to those minors. "Helping...
  • Tempers flare in state Senate over flurry of hostile amendments

    Tempers flared in the state Senate on Thursday over a series of hostile amendments proposed by Republicans, including one on the hot-button issue of immigration. The Senate approved a bill that would expand the number of immigrants in the country...
  • California lawmakers OK new campaign rules for water board members

    Lawmakers on Wednesday approved new campaign rules in response to a controversy involving the political activities of suspended Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, both Democrats from Montebello. The legislation,...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction

    Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction
    California governors have enormous power to shove around legislatures. And Gov. Jerry Brown has learned how to use it without working up a sweat. Here's the latest example: At the state Capitol, the notion of providing schoolchildren with adequate...
  • California Assembly approves measure to block suspended lawmakers' pay

    The Assembly on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment that, if approved by voters, would allow pay and benefits to be withheld from suspended legislators, but the measure will not be appearing on the November ballot. The measure by Senate...
  • Measure to withhold pay from suspended legislators misses 2014 ballot

    Amid criticism over three state Senators continuing to collect salaries as they serve suspensions, a ballot measure that would allow lawmakers to suspend colleagues without pay has missed the deadline for the 2014 ballot. The Assembly has not acted to...