| 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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:52 PM
I am compelled to get the word out regarding a Senate bill that could adversely affect private preschools in California. The bill is labeled SB 837 or Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2014. This bill is written with good intentions, but the implementation is...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:57 PM
SACRAMENTO -- State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Friday he has fired a Capitol peace officer after learning that tests found cocaine in the officer’s system when he was involved in a fatal shooting in front of his home in 2012....
| May 14, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown definitely rules the roost in California's Capitol. And on Tuesday he was strutting and crowing and thoroughly enjoying himself.
Unlike previous governors—including his dad Pat Brown a half century ago—Jerry seldom holds...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:56 PM
When Gov. Jerry Brown releases his latest budget plan Tuesday, he will already have a major fiscal victory under his belt, having cut a deal to strengthen the state's reserve fund.
But over the next few weeks, spending negotiations with lawmakers...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:01 PM
The high-profile case of two Orange County sex offenders accused of killing at least four women has spurred Senate leader Darrell Steinberg to seek an investigation into whether California's sex offender registration laws and residency restrictions have...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:17 PM
California's income will be about $2.5 billion higher than Gov. Jerry Brown predicted in his latest budget, according to the Legislature's top financial advisor — surprise cash that Democratic lawmakers will almost certainly use to challenge the...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:44 PM
If anyone should know how to steer clear of cures that are worse than the disease, it's doctors.
That's why it seems so odd — on the surface — that the California Medical Assn. would sponsor a bill to re-create a drug- and alcohol-...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:58 PM
A trio of Democratic lawmakers, suspended from their posts and facing possible jail time on criminal charges, are star attractions in legislative races across California even though they're not running for reelection.
Republicans are using the...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Two Orange County men accused of killing four women are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Santa Ana.
Steven Dean Gordon, 45, and Franc Cano, 27, both registered sex offenders, are accused of raping and killing Kianna Jackson, Monique Vargas, Martha...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Last week Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said his caucus would "kick the tires" on Gov. Jerry Brown's calculation that higher healthcare costs would gobble up a large portion of California's surplus tax revenue.
If the governor's...