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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Republicans seek support from college students

     
    The war for the political loyalties of California college students is heating up, with Republicans making a bid for campus support in a letter to student leaders. The letter, released Thursday, tells students that Democrats aren’t looking out for...
  • 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...
  • Legislative leaders back Atty. Gen. Harris on mortgage settlement

     
    Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris faced criticism from Occupy L.A. protesters but support from state legislative leaders on Thursday concerning her agreement to have California participate in a multi-state mortgage-abuse settlement with banks that could provide...
  • Proposition 8 ruling sparks applause from California politicians

     
    California elected officials celebrate court ruling against Proposition 8. Overwhelmingly Democratic state pols celebrate Proposition 8 ruling....