| May 11, 2008
During a day of stop-and-go campaigning for the 2nd District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas paused for a little criticism from his campaign manager: You need to do more to toot your own horn.
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2009
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'...
| May 29, 2008
When former Assemblyman Roderick "Rod" Wright talks about his upcoming election bout against Assemblyman Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton), he sometimes refers to a classic 1980 boxing match -- the one in which a younger Larry Holmes defeated legendary...
| 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...
| Jul 7, 2009
Prospects for a resolution of the state's financial crisis darkened further Monday, with a top lawmaker saying negotiations were "getting worse," as the state's credit rating dropped to its lowest level in years.
Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los...
| Jul 22, 2009
Less than 24 hours after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders announced a plan to close California's massive budget deficit, Los Angeles County officials moved to sue the state, a union for government workers said it might strike, and...
| Nov 23, 2009
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With just two weeks before the Dec. 8 runoff election, accusations are flying between the two candidates vying to replace former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel in the 2nd District, which stretches from Sherman Oaks and Studio City to......
| Dec 2, 2009
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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.......