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  • Send the legislators home at night

    Send the legislators home at night
    Here's another Sacramento reform for the long "to do" list -- one that wouldn't require a vote of the people or even the governor's signature. Prohibit the Legislature from voting on any bill after sunset. No exceptions -- and especially not a budget...
  • Schwarzenegger cuts $500 million more as he signs budget

    Schwarzenegger cuts $500 million more as he signs budget
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday signed a budget plan sent to him by lawmakers to close the state's monumental deficit, using his veto pen to impose nearly $500 million in additional cuts. The new reductions will affect child welfare and children'...
  • 'Tommy Bahama State Beach' might be the only way to go

    'Tommy Bahama State Beach' might be the only way to go
    Maybe it's the summer heat. Or maybe, like a lot of people, I've given up all hope of any bold leadership in California when it comes to the budget. Whatever the reason, I'm getting more comfortable with the idea of a beer company sponsoring a state...
  • California Legislature on the verge of major achievements

    California Legislature on the verge of major achievements
    The Legislature is on the verge of two major achievements -- on prisons and water -- if lawmakers can be calm and rational during the final week of this year's regular session. That means cooling the heated rhetoric -- particularly the staff-produced...
  • Californians agree: State government doesn't serve them

    As metaphors go, last week served up a doozy. A married member of the Legislature resigned his office after blurting out over an open microphone salacious details about relationships with two women, at least one of them said to be a lobbyist. The...
  • California tax reform plan much too bold for Capitol

    California tax reform plan much too bold for Capitol
    Sure, you can't please everyone. That's a given on anything controversial. But come on! Maybe at least a few people? Maybe that's impossible in the current climate of public pique and partisan politics. Only Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his finance...
  • Solar energy without Measure B

    Solar energy without Measure B
    Today's topic: What happens with solar energy in Los Angeles if Measure B doesn't pass? Click here to read previous exchanges in this Dust-Up. Solar, starting from scratch Point: Jack Humphreville If voters reject Measure B on March 3, the Los Angeles...
  • Schwarzenegger eager to sign budget, stump for measures

  • Fixing foster care in California

    For years, thousands of California youths were abused or neglected twice over -- first by parents who couldn't or wouldn't provide basic care, then by governmental agencies that sent them to live with strangers instead of extended family, only to cut them...
  • Diane Watson's retirement inspires a look back

    In Los Angeles, history often seems to careen on with hardly a backward glance. Last week, as Diane Watson announced that she would retire this year from Congress, history suffused the room and there were backward glances aplenty. In the conference...
  • Karen Bass: Madame Speaker

    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...