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John A. Perez

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dual-serving coastal commissioner resigns under fire

    California Coastal Commissioner William Burke — who vocally supported dousing beach bonfires in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach — has resigned amid pressure from two state legislators. Burke is chairman of the South Coast Air Quality...
  • Council District 15: The Capitol contingent

     
    If Warren Furutani is elected to the City Council on Jan. 17, he would bring to six the number of former members of the state Legislature who took the demotion to serve in City Hall....
  • Jerry Brown needles GOP for pre-taping response to his speech

     
    Before getting down to business, Gov. Jerry Brown started his State of the Speech on Wednesday by ribbing top Republicans for pre-taping their response to his remarks....
  • Maverick Assemblyman Anthony Portantino to put politics 'on hold'

     
    Anthony Portantino is done with politics -- for now. The Democratic assemblyman from La Canada Flintridge, who has cultivated a reputation as a legislative maverick in his three terms in the lower house, has decided to put his political career "on hold"...
  • Gay groups endorse candidates

     
    Gay rights groups endorsed candidates. They include candidates for Congress and the Legislature as well as for district attorney....
  • Legislators to challenge controller's power to withhold pay

     
    Democratic lawmakers sued state Controller John Chiang on Tuesday seeking limits on the controller’s right to withhold lawmakers’ pay during a budget stalemate. Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) and Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-...
  • Komen's withdrawal of Planned Parenthood funding blasted

     
    Komen Foundation's decision to pull funds from Planned Parenthood blasted by California Democratic lawmakers. California's Democrats have little political downside in backing Planned Parenthood after Komen Foundation pulled funding for breast cancer...
  • Komen vs. Planned Parenthood: NYC's Bloomberg offers $250,000

     
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Planned Parenthood uproar: New York City Michael Bloomberg is stepping into the Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Planned Parenthood debate and personally donating $250,000 in matching funds to the organization that champions women's...
  • California sees record lobbying -- more than $285 million spent

     
    Businesses, unions and other special interests set a record for spending on lobbying state government in California last year-- more than $285 million. Education, healthcare, assistance to a proposed NFL stadium in Los Angeles and a proposal to dissolve...