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  • Tom Steyer's green ambitions

     Tom Steyer's green ambitions
    Gov. Jerry Brown's inauguration speech this month was as green as the decor in the ornate Assembly chamber where he gave it. And it left Tom Steyer tickled pink. The philanthropist put millions into the 2014 elections, primarily through his NextGen...
  • Jerry Brown spends less than $6 million on reelection

    Jerry Brown spends less than $6 million on reelection
    Gov. Jerry Brown spent less than $6 million on his run for reelection, a remarkably low sum for a California governor, and he finished 2014 with nearly $24 million in the bank for unspecified campaigns ahead, according to newly filed finance reports....
  • Sen. Kevin de Leon proposes boosting child care, social services

    Sen. Kevin de Leon proposes boosting child care, social services
    After a two-day policy retreat by Democratic lawmakers, California Senate leader Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) said Thursday that his caucus’ legislative priorities this year would be economic growth, the environment, education and income equality....
  • More parole agent caseloads exceed limits under new sex offender rules

    More parole agent caseloads exceed limits under new sex offender rules
    Since two sex offenders were charged with killing four women while under state and federal watch, California has changed how it supervises such parolees, increasing scrutiny of some and relaxing the monitoring of others. A Times analysis of state data...
  • High marks for Jerry Brown in new poll

    California voters are happier than ever with Gov. Jerry Brown and less concerned about the state budget than they have been in years, according to a new poll released Wednesday night. The poll from the Public Policy Institute of California said 61% of...
  • Lawmakers take step toward fulfilling state climate change goals

    Lawmakers take step toward fulfilling state climate change goals
    State lawmakers are preparing a sweeping package of bills that would fulfill several of Gov. Jerry Brown's climate change objectives by increasing California's reliance on renewable energy and alternative transportation fuels. The proposals would also...
  • California runs risk of financial relapse, ratings agency says

    California runs risk of financial relapse, ratings agency says
    When Gov. Jerry Brown released his latest budget proposal earlier this month, he said California's finances were balanced but remain precarious. On Wednesday, a report from Wall Street ratings agency Standard & Poor's echoed the governor's concerns...
  • Bill would abolish vaccination exemption for parents' personal beliefs

    Bill would abolish vaccination exemption for parents' personal beliefs
    A group of state lawmakers announced legislation Wednesday that would abolish an exemption from the mandate that children get vaccinated before they enter school if it conflicts with their parents' personal beliefs. Surrounded by mothers holding babies,...
  • Greek debt and California debt: so very different

    Greek debt and California debt: so very different
    The Times' editorial Tuesday about Greek voters rebelling against the austerity measures demanded by international authorities led several readers to liken Greece's budget problems to those closer to home. "The benefits of a democracy in voting to...
  • In San Francisco's close quarters, political giants are bred

    In San Francisco's close quarters, political giants are bred
    This is a city of 47 square miles, 800,000 people and millions of deeply held, fiercely fought convictions. Spilling down its hillsides to the westernmost edge of the country, San Francisco is the closest thing to an East Coast enclave set along the...
  • Tech firms back new bill requiring warrants for laptop, smartphone data

    Tech firms back new bill requiring warrants for laptop, smartphone data
    Tech firms including Facebook, Google, Mozilla and Twitter are supporting new legislation to protect Californians against warrantless government searches of their smartphones and laptops for private emails, text messages and GPS data. State Sen. Mark...