| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Soon-departing state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is one politician who frankly admits that successful legislating requires aggressive deal making.
It may, at times, look unseemly. But passing important bills doesn't just happen immaculately....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
California's landmark climate change law, AB 32, has created a promising cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases that has put the state on track to meet its emissions goals for 2020, kick-started the state's green technology industry and generated...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) leaned hard Monday on Republicans to support Senate Democrats' $10.5-billion water bond proposal, in advance of a planned vote on the measure Monday afternoon.
Today's vote will mark the first time a new...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November--a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature.
Brown also made clear that he has concerns...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:49 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday that he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November — a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature.
Brown also made clear that he...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:32 PM
How soon people forget: One spring day just three years ago so much water was rampaging down the Sacramento River nobody knew where to put it.
All reservoirs up and down the Central Valley were full.
Oh, if only there was more storage space,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:35 PM
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge may soon be less of a magnet for people trying to commit suicide, as regional officials consider a plan to install mesh barriers beneath the historic orange span to catch jumpers before they hit the water.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Bay Area officials are scheduled to vote Friday on a $76-million package to fund suicide-prevention nets that would be installed on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge, where an estimated 1,600 people have plunged to their deaths since the rust-...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:21 PM
A group of activists pressing for tougher campaign finance rules has stirred things up at the Capitol, resulting in more than 40 arrests of its members and sparking debate about democracy and government.
A dozen activists from the group 99Rise walked...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced Friday that they have reached an agreement on California's budget.
The announcement comes one day after the joint budget committee finished vetting a series of high-profile issues and two days before...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Democratic state Sen. Kevin de León of Los Angeles was elected Monday by his peers to become the next president pro tem of the Senate and said his priorities as leader will include restoring public trust in the Legislature after a series of scandals.