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  • California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187

    California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187
    California community colleges could offer four-year degrees for the first time, and suspension of defiant schoolchildren would be curtailed, under proposals sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by the Legislature on Thursday. Bids to reduce sentences for some...
  • California Sen. Ben Hueso arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

    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 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...
  • Measure to withhold pay from suspended legislators misses 2014 ballot

    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...
  • California Assembly approves measure to block suspended lawmakers' pay

    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...
  • 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 lawmakers OK new campaign rules for water board members

    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,...
  • California may waive environmental rules for Tesla battery factory

    California may waive environmental rules for Tesla battery factory
    The state would exempt Tesla Motors Inc. from some of its toughest environmental regulations as part of an incentive package being discussed with the automaker to build a massive battery factory in California, a key state senator said. “It would...
  • Gov. Brown on water bond compromise: 'We're very close'

    Gov. Brown on water bond compromise: 'We're very close'
    Warning that there is only a narrow window of opportunity to act on water, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he and lawmakers were "very close" to a deal on a new water bond. The governor touted his latest proposal, rolled out Monday as "a very...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond
    Five years after producing a pork-bloated water bond proposal that failed the smell test, the Legislature has offered up a new serving that's lean and digestible. Credit mainly Gov. Jerry Brown, who had the right recipe: smaller portions, light on delta...
  • Lawmakers reach deal on $7.5 billion water bond, Republican leader says

    Lawmakers reach deal on $7.5 billion water bond, Republican leader says
    State Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff on Wednesday said a deal has been reached on a ballot measure for a $7.5 billion water bond, following a flurry of last minute negotiations over funding for new reservoirs. Republican lawmakers had pushed for $3...