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  • Assembly speaker vows action on public pensions, 'regulatory reform'

     
    Assembly Speaker John A. Perez said the Legislature would end its session by passing measures to overhaul the public pension system and enact "regulatory reforms" to make California more attractive to businesses....
  • 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....
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • 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,......
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....