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  • Optimistic on economy, California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget

    Optimistic on economy, California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget
    Flush with optimism from California's resurgent economy, lawmakers approved a $156.4-billion state budget that expands preschool for children from poor families, increases welfare payments and provides critical funding for building the nation's first...
  • Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess

    Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess
    Any way you cut it, the situation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site outside Simi Valley is a mess. The 2,850-acre former rocket engine test center is contaminated by a vast menu of radioactive isotopes and toxic chemicals. The condition of its...
  • Opponent of pay raises for governor bumped from state panel

    With a state panel set this week to consider pay raises for Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers, the Brown administration has declared vacant a seat held by a member who led the charge in past years to cut officials’ salaries by 23%. John...
  • Bill aimed at speedier teacher firings among those signed by Brown

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at speeding the dismissal of public school teachers for gross misconduct, a bill in reaction to a sex abuse case at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles. The measure was introduced after...
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  • California Democrats celebrate history, success with new headquarters

    In politics, symbolism is key, and the California Democratic Party's new headquarters is no exception. The building that officially opened on Monday was constructed with union labor and meets exacting environmental standards with solar panels on the...
  • Assembly drops plan to unveil $8.25-billion water bond; talks stall

    Assembly drops plan to unveil $8.25-billion water bond; talks stall
    Negotiations for an $8.25-billion water bond stalled Monday night, legislative sources said. The Assembly scuttled plans to unveil the proposal at an Appropriations Committee hearing Tuesday morning, but people involved with the negotiations say...
  • An ill-considered mandate on school funding

    A stronger state economy, voter-approved temporary tax increases and new budget rules have helped drain some of the drama out of the Legislature's annual budget process. And with lawmakers now having completed that process on time for four consecutive...
  • Gov. Brown: Growth of Latino power paving way for policy changes

    Two decades after California voters approved Proposition 187, barring public services to those in the country illegally, Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that the political tide has turned in the state with a growing wave of Latino voters demanding more...
  • Tea party candidate in Calif. governor's race takes Hollywood

    Tea party candidate in Calif. governor's race takes Hollywood
    Candidates rarely appear at their campaign headquarters before the polls close, but tea party favorite Tim Donnelly has taken pride in bucking the establishment and its customs at every turn in his quixotic bid for governor of California.  He showed...
  • California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to retire

    Justice Marvin R. Baxter will retire after 24 years on the California Supreme Court, it was announced Wednesday. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post included Court of Appeal Justice Martin Jenkins in a list of Latinos whom...