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John A. Perez

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  • Ron Kaye: Politicians' actions speak louder than words

    Events in recent days — from the eviction of Occupy L.A. protesters from the grounds of Los Angeles City Hall to the open-records lawsuit inspired by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino’s defiance of his party’s leadership — have...
  • Legislation would reduce fees for college students

    Legislation would reduce fees for college students
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) recently joined forces with Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (D-Los Angeles) to close a tax loophole that benefits large out-of-state companies and to use the billions of dollars collected to reduce fees for...
  • Gatto appointed to Appropriations Committee

    Gatto appointed to Appropriations Committee
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) was appointed this week as chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, where he will have significant sway over funding decisions, including those that could benefit the 43rd district. House Speaker John...
  • Assemblymen follow divergent paths

    Assemblymen follow divergent paths
    In politics, the trajectory of an elected official can depend on not only how they interact with their constituents, but how they get along with their peers. And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than the paths taken by two local assemblymen —...
  • Assembly speaker to perform in Prop. 8 play '8'

    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 the federal trial to...
  • Ron Kaye: A termed-out 2-percenter

    Ask just about anyone who has hung around the state capitol a while — reporters, lobbyists, staffers — and they will tell you that 98% of our legislators forget who they are and why they are there within two years of being elected. The...
  • 60s rock band finds new life

    The soulful 1960's Chicano rock 'n' roll sound that put East Los Angeles on the musical map was one of Southern California's most distinctly urban, joyful styles. Yet one of the movement's earliest, most influential and successful groups, the Premiers,...
  • Jerry Brown, lawmakers agree on lower revenue estimate

    SACRAMENTO -- Top Democratic lawmakers have agreed to use Gov. Jerry Brown's more conservative tax revenue estimates in the budget, according to Capitol sources. The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown to discuss state budget deal

    Gov. Jerry Brown to discuss state budget deal
    Gov. Jerry Brown will talk about the budget deal he has reached with Democratic legislative leaders at a news conference Tuesday afternoon in the state Capitol. Details of the plan began to emerge on Monday. They include major victories for the governor...
  • 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

    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...