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John A. Perez

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  • Democrats face pressure from left to use new powers

     
    Having won a two-thirds supermajority in the Legislature for the first time in more than a century, California Democrats are now facing intense pressure from the left as they prepare for next year's legislative session. As detailed in Sunday's Times,........
  • Assembly Speaker John Perez gets overwhelming support to keep post

     
    Assembly Speaker John Perez gets vote of confidence to remain as leader...
  • Assembly speaker backs Proposition 39's corporate-tax revamp

     
    ,Assembly Speaker John Perez backed Proposition 39, which would change how taxes are calculated for multistate companies with the goal of increasing revenue by $1 billion annually and directing half of that money to energy-efficiency projects for the next...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown calls for special session of Legislature on healthcare

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown calls special session on health care...
  • Assembly speaker to perform in Prop. 8 play '8'

     
    Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) will soon be trying his hand at another profession: acting. California's first openly gay speaker will join an all-star cast in San Francisco next month for a reading of "8," a play about......
  • Jerry Brown whittles down stack of bills awaiting his signature

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown is chipping away at his homework. A little more than one week ago, California lawmakers sent him more than 750 bills that were passed in the final days of the legislative session. So far he's signed dozens,......
  • Skelton: Changes could spell end of Capitol gridlock

     
    The end of the legislative session on Friday also signaled the end of an era in Sacramento, writes George Skelton in Monday's column. He says changes to term limits, district boundaries and primary voting may help reduce the Capitol's infamous......
  • Chris Christie to Jerry Brown: Buzz off

     
    Surprising exactly no one, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn’t interested in the fitness challenge suggested by California Gov. Jerry Brown last week. "He can have that contest with himself,” Christie, a Republican, told reporters on...
  • California Assembly approves state pension changes

     
    The California Assembly approved widespread changes to public employee pensions on Friday. The bill now goes to the state Senate for another vote, the final stop before it heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. "It is meaningful, significant, historic reform,"...
  • State PTA chief responds to Feinstein, Boxer on Prop. 38

     
    One day after receiving a scolding letter from California's two U.S. senators and top legislative Democrats, Carol Kocivar, the head of the California State PTA and a chief backer of Proposition 38, has fired off a letter of her own....
  • Assembly OKs corporate tax change to raise $1 billion for scholarships

     
    State lawmakers change tax code to raise $1 billion for scholarships...