| Oct 8, 2009
Like the cinematic action hero he was, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants a big finish. With little more than a year left in office, he is willing to take hostages to get it.
So as the clock ticks toward a Sunday deadline for signing or rejecting more than...
| Oct 11, 2009
Legislative leaders said they were making progress Sunday as they struggled to work out a water deal, but couldn't predict if they would reach agreement.
"It's hard to say how close you are until you get there," said Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth as...
| Oct 11, 2009
| 9:41 PM
SACRAMENTO- Legislative leaders said they were making progress Sunday as they struggled to work out a water deal, but couldn't predict if they would reach agreement.
"It's hard to say how close you are until you get there," said Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth...
| Oct 12, 2009
Although he failed to win bipartisan accord on a sweeping, multibillion-dollar plan to address the state's water problems, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday night backed down on his threat to veto hundreds of bills as punishment for legislative...
| Oct 17, 2009
This had been Sacramento's lost year, a stretch marked by a budget meltdown and hyper-partisan rancor, mass veto threats and mounting public distrust of state government as usual.
But as the curtain dropped, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger performed as he has...
| Jun 27, 2009
Since California added term limits to the political rule book in 1990, the piece of furniture occupied by the speaker of the California Assembly has become both a musical chair and an ejector seat. We've had nine speakers in 14 years. Karen Bass is the...
| Dec 2, 2009
Assembly Speaker Karen Bass has no intention of stepping down from her position until next spring, contrary to reports from a local television station.
FOX40 News was able to confirm with several sources at the State Capitol that reports suggesting...
| Sep 10, 2009
| 12:12 PM
YORBA LINDA -- A local Republican lawmaker who resigned after being caught on tape bragging about his sexual escapades with two women is now denying the affairs. Another lawmaker who listened and asked questions about the affair has been removed from...
| Jun 3, 2009
Saying the national recession has brought about a "transformation of what services Sacramento can provide," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday pressed lawmakers for a swift resolution of the financial crisis that threatens the country's most populous...
| Jun 11, 2009
Bill Lockyer has some simple, blunt advice for Democratic legislators struggling to make painful budget cuts: Just assume you're not going to get reelected. Then dig in and slash.
Democrat Lockyer -- the state treasurer, former attorney general and...
| Jun 15, 2009
Animal analogies come to mind when somebody asks, "What is going on in Sacramento with the budget deficit?"
In one sense, the scene's like a horse race with some of the beasts balking at the starting gate. They'll get there eventually, but it'll take...
| Jun 15, 2009
Democratic state lawmakers are pushing for ways to raise revenue as they seek to wrap up their budget plan this week.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed deep cuts to fill the $24.3 billion deficit that has emerged since he and lawmakers passed a...