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  • As Assembly speaker, he helped tame the budget. What's next for John Pérez?

    John A. Pérez became speaker of the Assembly, arguably the second-most powerful position in California, on March 1, 2010. When he took the oath, the state faced the highest unemployment rate in its recorded history and a budget shortfall of $60 billion. The California Department of Finance, not known for hysteria, called it the "worst budget crisis in the state's history."
  • Counties express concerns about Medi-Cal expansion

    As state lawmakers propose a major expansion of Medi-Cal to help California implement President Obama's healthcare overhaul, county officials are raising concerns that the proposal could siphon critical dollars from their safety-net programs. On Monday,...

    Assembly speaker warns UC officials against fee hikes

    Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) issued a stern warning to University of California officials this week, saying that if the UC system follows through with plans to hike student fees, it will face the renewed scrutiny of the...

    Council District 15: The Capitol contingent

    If Warren Furutani is elected to the City Council on Jan. 17, he would bring to six the number of former members of the state Legislature who took the demotion to serve in City Hall.

    Jerry Brown needles GOP for pre-taping response to his speech

    Before getting down to business, Gov. Jerry Brown started his State of the Speech on Wednesday by ribbing top Republicans for pre-taping their response to his remarks.