| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:15 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Assembly Democrats made it official Wednesday: Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) is their choice to be the next speaker of the Assembly.
Atkins, who is now the Assembly majority leader, secured unanimous support from her colleagues...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:29 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A state appeals court has ruled in favor of the California Legislature in its battle with State Controller John Chiang over his 2011 decision to dock legislators’ pay after he concluded the budget they passed was not balanced.
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Money flowed into the election campaigns for California's slate of lower-rung statewide political offices in 2013, a batch of races expected to vary from piping hot to, well, snoozers.
Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom currently face...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:16 PM
State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) said Wednesday that he would submit a bill that would commit at least $25 million a year from state tax coffers to California’s government arts grant making agency, the California Arts Council.
If adopted, the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:51 AM
SACRAMENTO -- An attorney who aided an investigation that resulted in fines against lobbyist Kevin Sloat said the settlement of the matter approved Thursday by the state Fair Political Practices Commission falls short and fails to address some of the most...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:38 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Two-term Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin is launching a bid for state controller, her campaign announced Wednesday.
Swearengin, a Republican, injects the GOP into a race that has so far been an intra-party battle between two high-profile...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Politicking at the California Democratic Party Convention by candidates competing for official endorsements continued Saturday morning after delegate-hunting at a round of parties the night before.
Volunteers started with pep talks and breakfast at...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:21 PM
Elevated levels of lead have been found in the soil of homes and a preschool near a battery recycling plant in Vernon, prompting officials to issue health warnings and order more testing in adjacent neighborhoods.
State toxic waste regulators said the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The California Arts Council, the agency behind state government’s arts grants, is putting down most of its chips from a one-time, $2-million funding windfall on several new bets involving arts education and community improvement through the arts....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:01 PM
SACRAMENTO--Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) has shuffled a number of policy committee appointments, resulting in three new chairs and a full slate of assignments for the Assembly's newest Democrat.
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) is...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:11 PM
SACRAMENTO--Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles), a candidate for state controller, said Tuesday he would like to step down from his leadership post early next summer.
“It’s a natural transition point right after the budget is...