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Joan Buchanan

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  • Current, former lawmakers cited for alleged campaign violations

    SACRAMENTO -- Former state Assemblyman Russell Bogh has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine to the state ethics agency for exceeding a limit on the size of campaign contributions in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for state Senate. The per-contribution limit...
  • A speedier way to fire (some) teachers

    A speedier way to fire (some) teachers
    Faced with the threat of a ballot initiative on teacher firings that could have placed it in the awkward position of publicly defending child molesters, the California Teachers Assn. agreed to a compromise: legislation to streamline the appeals process...
  • Top-two primary system is shaking up California elections

    When Rep. Gary Miller this week became the latest California congressman to throw in the towel, the Rancho Cucamonga Republican in effect delivered his district into Democrats' hands. While Miller's is the only one of the five open House seats in...
  • La Cañada Unified eyes challenges

    It's not easy being a high-performing school district in an affluent community. The La Cañada Unified School District, whose students have the second-highest test scores of any K-12 district in the state, is facing several financial challenges. While...
  • Gov. Brown signs law limiting risky capital appreciation school bonds

    Gov. Brown signs law limiting risky capital appreciation school bonds
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation cracking down on a risky method of financing that hundreds of school districts and community colleges in the state have relied on to pay for new construction. The measure, authored by...
  • Gov. Brown OKs bills to tighten rules on schools' use of bond type

    Gov. Brown OKs bills to tighten rules on schools' use of bond type
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday cracking down on a risky method of financing that hundreds of school districts and community colleges in the state have relied on to pay for new construction. The measure, authored by Democratic state Sen....
  • Brown signs bills to aid veterans, boost community college costs

    SAN DIEGO — Californians will be asked to make $600 million available to help struggling military veterans find housing under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday. The governor also signed measures to allow community colleges to charge...
  • Getting rid of bad teachers

     Getting rid of bad teachers
    Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill to streamline the process for firing teachers, saying that he agreed with its goal but calling it an "imperfect solution." Now he should follow up, taking the lead on this important but contentious issue much as...
  • State legislators seek crackdown on expensive form of school finance

     
    Two state legislators are leading an effort to rein in an increasingly popular method of paying for classrooms and other school improvements. So-called capital improvement bonds often carry repayment costs several times higher than the amount borrowed....
  • Assembly race will split key Jerry Brown allies

     
    The battle for the Bay Area Assembly seat being vacated by Joan Buchanan next year will be a typical Capitol struggle, with labor-backed candidates squaring off against more business-friendly moderates. What will make next year’s race a bit...
  • Jerry Brown aide announces state Assembly bid

     
    Steve Glazer, who managed Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2010 campaign, announced his own candidacy for state Assembly on Tuesday. Glazer, who serves on the City Council in the Bay Area city of Orinda, looked to stake out ground in the political......