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  • California lawmaker wants to pare six-figure pay for state boards

    California lawmaker wants to pare six-figure pay for state boards
    California Senate leader Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) announced Thursday the appointment of former Democratic Sen. Ellen Corbett to a $128,109 post on the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, but one lawmaker is trying to put an end to such soft landing pads for political insiders.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown grants terminally ill abbot's burial wish

    SACRAMENTO -- Abbot Archimandrite Theodor Micka was awakened on Tuesday morning by his fellow priests with some good news. Gov. Jerry Brown had signed legislation allowing the ailing 76-year-old abbot, who has terminal cancer, to be buried on the...

    Insurance plan for farmworkers falls short of Obamacare rules

    Insurance plan for farmworkers falls short of Obamacare rules
    Two landmark liberal healthcare achievements are on a collision course in California, and the result could be higher costs for taxpayers. Years ago, legendary activist Cesar Chavez helped create the first health insurance plan for farmworkers who toiled...

    California Senate approves ban on many gifts to officials

    California Senate approves ban on many gifts to officials
    California officials would have to say “no” if offered free tickets to a Beyoncé concert, Dodgers game or Disneyland, under new gift rules approved Monday by the state Senate. The new rules, which were sent Monday to the Assembly for...

    Calif. Senate supports banning fundraisers in lobbyists' homes

    Calif. Senate supports banning fundraisers in lobbyists' homes
    The state Senate on Monday voted unanimously to ban state politicians from holding political fundraisers in the homes and offices of lobbyists, three months after a scandal involving the practice. The measure by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) is the...