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  • Contest for next Assembly speaker tightens

     
    After months of jockeying, the race to become the next leader of the California Assembly has hit the home stretch, with two Los Angeles Democrats appearing headed for a showdown vote as soon as next week. Supporters of John A.......
  • Democrats tap John Perez as next Assembly speaker today [Updated]

     
    [Updated at 2:40 p.m.: Assembly Democrats this afternoon tapped John A. Perez to be the chamber's next leader, a boost that would make him the first openly gay lawmaker to hold the powerful post. Perez emerged from an afternoon meeting......
  • Jennifer Aniston gets credit for new paparazzi crackdown, says 'there have to be some boundaries'

     
    Jennifer Aniston is getting credit for new legislation in California that cracks down on the practices of the paparazzi.Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) said Aniston's activism was instrumental in the success of Assembly Bill 524, which takes...
  • John Perez is elected Assembly speaker in party-line vote

     
    The California Assembly today elected Los Angeles Democrat John Perez as its leader in the first party-line vote with a challenger in a dozen years, despite recent promises by both sides of bipartisan cooperation over the looming budget crisis. Perez,.......
  • Speaking with the new speaker

    Karen Bass, California's new Assembly speaker, visited The Times last week to discuss her efforts to fix California's tax structure, negotiate a balanced budget with Republicans and reform foster care in the state. Below is a partial transcript of her...
  • Governor signs bill to keep Healthy Families kids insured

     
    Adding a dash of good feeling to a year dominated by budgetary distress, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this morning signed a measure that keeps nearly 700,000 children from being yanked off a government health insurance program. The measure by Assembly...
  • Expected battle between L.A. Democrats fizzles: Gil Cedillo won't challenge John Perez

     
    What had promised to be a slugfest between leading Los Angeles Latino Democrats is fast fizzling. As Assemblyman John Perez (D-Los Angeles) prepares to be officially elected as the next speaker of the state Assembly today, he has already cleared......
  • A Schwarzenegger retort to California's congressional delegation

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in a tiff with the state’s congressional delegation over his request for more federal aid, threw the lawmakers' own words back at them in a letter today – though some of the words were uttered seven years......
  • State ethics agency investigates 38 lawmakers over gift disclosures

     
    The state's ethics agency has notified 38 California lawmakers and 15 staffers that it is investigating whether they failed to report thousands of dollars in gifts from lobbying groups including tickets to concerts, sporting events and spas in 2008. "We.....
  • FBI questions aides of former Assemblyman Mike Duvall [Updated]

     
    Former Assemblyman Michael Duvall???s recorded boasts that he had sexual relations with a woman believed to be a lobbyist have drawn the attention of the FBI, whose agents have begun questioning associates of the disgraced Republican from Yorba Linda....
  • State applies for federal funds for high-speed rail line

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was joined by several state and local officials today at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to announce California's application for $4.7 billion in federal money to fund a high-speed rail line. California voters approved a...