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Jeff Gorell

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  • Bill requiring warrants for drone use among those OKd by Legislature

    California lawmakers voted Wednesday to require that law enforcement agencies obtain warrants to use drones for surveillance and appeared poised to pass legislation that would allow guns to be confiscated from people declared dangerous. Assemblyman Jeff...
  • In state Capitol, intransigence gives way to bipartisan deal-making

    It was past dark when a contingent of Republican senators filed into Gov. Jerry Brown's Capitol office as the deadline loomed for a plan to overhaul California's aging water system. A final deal was still elusive, and the Democratic governor needed...
  • Top 5 races to watch in the West

    If Republicans can win the Alaska Senate race, they would be in strong position to win that chamber's majority. And picking up a House seat or two in California would likely be the icing on a very good night for Republicans. Three races dropped from...
  • NRCC chairman to stump for 8 GOP congressional candidates in Calif.

    The head of the campaign arm for congressional Republicans is planning a swing through California next week to help raise money for GOP candidates in eight districts. National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden will host an event...
  • Republicans call Ventura County Democratic leader's tweets offensive

    National Republicans are seizing on a local California Democratic leader’s controversial tweets to try to gain traction in a competitive congressional race straddling Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Every day this week the National Republican...
  • Scaled-back campaign finance disclosure bill clears Assembly

    The Assembly approved legislation seeking to shed light on political money Monday, breathing new life into a bill that had previously stumbled in the state Senate. The bill aims to increase disclosure of the sources of campaign money by setting new...
  • Closed-door, last-minute state budget decisions raise concerns

    Assemblyman Jeff Gorell was in his Capitol office Thursday afternoon when a staffer walked in with a list of new proposals that were being wrapped into the state budget. One of the items was $2.7 million for a pool in Calexico, a small city on the...
  • California Legislature passes $156.4-billion 2014-15 budget

    The California Legislature approved a $156.4-billion state budget on Sunday, capping a week of intense negotiations over education, social services and environmental policies. The spending plan -- which includes a $108-billion general fund, $7.3 billion...
  • Irwin, McCoy to face off in swing Ventura County Assembly race

    Irwin, McCoy to face off in swing Ventura County Assembly race
    Democrat Jacqui Irwin, a Thousand Oaks City Council member, and Republican Rob McCoy, a conservative pastor, will move on to the November election for a swing Ventura County Assembly seat. Another Republican, businessman Mario de la Piedra, came up...
  • Republicans leading key legislative races, early returns show

    Republicans leading key legislative races, early returns show
    Republicans were the top vote-getters in early election returns for key legislative primary races Tuesday, indicating an uphill battle for Democrats seeking to regain their supermajority in November. In the state Senate, Democrats hope to win back the...
  • Some of the hottest congressional campaigns do battle in California

    Some of the hottest congressional campaigns do battle in California
    A Republican first-time candidate and a Democratic state senator from the South Bay emerged from Tuesday's primary as the two fall contenders to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) in a liberal, wealthy, Westside-dominated...