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John A. Perez

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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."
  • California Democrats weigh in on Prop. 8 decision

     
    California Democrats were quick to weigh in Friday on the Supreme Court's announcement that it will rule for the first time on same-sex marriage by deciding the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California voter initiative that limited marriage to...

    California prison plan praised by Senate leader Darrell Steinberg

     
    The state's plan for an extensive overhaul of its long-troubled prison system got a thumbs-up from Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento).

    Howard Berman to host major Sacramento fundraiser Monday

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown will headline a cast of top state Democrats at a Sacramento fundraiser Monday for embattled incumbent Rep. Howard Berman. Berman (D-Valley Village) is facing an expensive and increasingly nasty race against fellow Democratic Rep. Brad...

    U.S. prods California lawmakers to take quick action on bullet train

     
    Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood pressures California lawmakers for quick action on bullet train.