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Jeff Gorell

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  • Lawmakers criticize hiring of Obamacare enrollers with criminal records

    California's health insurance exchange allowed 31 people with criminal records to be enrollment counselors for Obamacare coverage, drawing fire from Republican lawmakers. Two state legislators are calling for a hearing on the exchange's hiring practices...
  • 4 Democrats in state, all freshman House members, facing tough elections

    4 Democrats in state, all freshman House members, facing tough elections
    At a recent reception in their honor, four of California's Democratic freshman House members posed for photos and beamed at well-wishers. But signs of the battles they face were hard to miss. Asked by a fellow politician how his reelection campaign...
  • Major parties take shots in California 'swing' congressional districts

    Major parties take shots in California 'swing' congressional districts
    It will be months before the campaign arms of the major parties will decide which races to spend heavily on in their efforts to pick up House seats this fall. But both the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and its GOP counterpart, the National...
  • Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund

    Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund
    SACRAMENTO — Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an...
  • Republicans back Brown's concept of a fund for debt and rainy days

    Republicans back Brown's concept of a fund for debt and rainy days
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has both Democrats and Republicans on board with the broad outlines of his plan for stockpiling some cash and paying off debt. But as the special legislative session Brown called on the issue opened Thursday, it was...
  • California Assembly approves limits on drones, paparazzi

    SACRAMENTO -- Lawmakers in the Assembly approved a slate of bills Wednesday, including one measure that would limit how law enforcement and public agencies can use unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones. The bill, by Assemblymembers Jeff...
  • Field guide to departing lawmakers -- and possible successors

    Henry A. Waxman’s surprise announcement that he’s leaving Congress means that four longtime California lawmakers are retiring from the House of Representatives. Two are Democrats, two Republicans. Combined, they served more than 100 years in...
  • Assembly fundraising race previews tough election battles

    SACRAMENTO -- The 2014 money chase is in full swing in a number of key California Assembly races, according to campaign finance reports filed this week that offer a preview of the battleground districts that will be decisive in the Democrats' campaign...
  • Lawmaker proposes making California secretary of State post nonpartisan

    Lawmaker proposes making California secretary of State post nonpartisan
    SACRAMENTO--The office of secretary of State would be stripped of partisan affiliation under a new proposal by Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo). Gorell is pushing a new constitutional amendment that would make the job of elections overseer a...
  • Can California take the politics out of a public office?

    Is it possible to have a truly nonpartisan state office in California? Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) proposed this week making the job of secretary of state a nonpartisan position. Currently, candidates cite a party affiliation, and the seven...
  • GOP Assemblyman Jeff Gorell to challenge Rep. Julia Brownley

    GOP Assemblyman Jeff Gorell to challenge Rep. Julia Brownley
    Republican state Assemblyman Jeff Gorell announced plans Monday to run for Congress next year against Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Oak Park) in a Ventura County-based swing district. Gorell's candidacy puts an end to former state Sen. Tony Strickland's...