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  • California taxes, California needs

    California taxes, California needs
    Usually it's conservatives who argue that some jurisdiction or another is being mistreated because it gets less back in spending or services than it pays in taxes. Don't raise our taxes, they argue, until we get our money's worth. But now Democrats are...
  • L.A. labor leader used charity's employees for politics, workers say

    A Los Angeles labor leader now the target of a corruption probe routinely ordered employees of a charity he headed to work on campaigns for political candidates -- a practice barred by law -- according to people who said they participated in such...
  • Budget dead ends and delays

    No, really, how bad could it be? How seriously should we take the state's latest budget crisis if a clutch of lawmakers, including the chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee, is spending the emergency session in India? What kind of buy-in from...
  • State Assembly Leaders Revoke Staffers' Pay Raises

    LOS ANGELES -- State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass has done a complete about-face, calling off big pay raises for 136 staffers as the state faces stubborn budget deficits. The Los Angeles Democrat said on Wednesday that the pay hikes, which totaled 5...
  • 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,.......
  • 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.....
  • Today on PolitiCal: Millions promised for Jerry Brown. Diane Watson to retire. Schwarzenegger's steroid use causes Olympic buzz.

     
    Here are some of the stories we're following today on PolitiCal, our blog on all things California politics: Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) is set to announce her retirement, with Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) waiting in the wings......