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  • Ron Kaye: Outcry preserves the right to know

    Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant last week when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of...
  • Governor and lawmakers say budget marks progress

    SACRAMENTO -- Celebrating what he characterized as California’s new financial health as he signed the state budget, Gov. Jerry Brown also said Thursday that there was still work to be done. "I don't say all problems are over," Brown told reporters...
  • Commentary: Outcry preserves the right to know

    Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of information law...
  • Gatto, Portantino appointed to California Film Commission

    Gatto, Portantino appointed to California Film Commission
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto -- whose district includes the studio-heavy cities of Burbank, Glendale and part of Hollywood -- has been appointed to the California Film Commission. The commission handles permitting for filming on state property, and supports...
  • Brown's budget praised for restraint but some Republicans skeptical

    Democratic leaders in the state Legislature on Thursday praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s $155-billion budget proposal for increasing funding for education and social safety net programs while still attacking California’s massive debt, while...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's budget tries to tame wild capital gains

    Hey Wall Street, California owes you one. The prolonged bull market has produced two banner years for capital gains in the state, with an even better year expected in 2014. The result has been surging capital gains tax revenues, which account for all of...
  • North-South battle emerges over leadership of California Legislature

    North-South battle emerges over leadership of California Legislature
    SACRAMENTO -- The chance that Southern Californians may lead both the state Senate and Assembly in the next year is drawing concern from groups including the Bay Area Council. They note it has been a tradition for decades that if a Northern California...
  • Annette Bening to star in push for tax-form donations to arts ed

    Annette Bening to star in push for tax-form donations to arts ed
    Annette Bening has taken on what some might consider the most challenging role of any actor's career: persuading Californians to send the tax collector more money. The California Arts Council -- the government agency that oversees the state’s arts...
  • Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long

    Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of a drought emergency in California received widespread praise from state lawmakers, although some criticized the governor for not taking action sooner. Lawmakers, farmers and activists for weeks have been...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown lays out agenda for year in State of the State speech

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a swipe at California's critics during his State of the State address to the state Legislature on Wednesday, praising a "California comeback" he said delivered a million new jobs, a budget surplus and higher minimum...
  • Toni Atkins wins unanimous support from Democrats for leadership post

    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...