| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:35 AM
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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:34 AM
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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:15 AM
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...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:36 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers from both parties offered condolences and support Thursday to Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), whose father was found shot to death in a family home last night.
Brown said in a brief statement that...
| 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...
| 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...