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  • Sen. Lara proposes giving lawmakers some control of UC system

    Sen. Lara proposes giving lawmakers some control of UC system
    Alarmed by a proposal to raise tuition at University of California campuses by up to 5% annually for five years, Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) on Wednesday proposed a constitutional amendment be placed on the 2016 ballot to strip the UC system of its historic autonomy and give lawmakers new controls as they see fit.
  • Vote results prime new Legislature for GOP, Democratic cooperation

    Stung by losses in the November election, the California Legislature's Democratic majority arrives for the first day of a new session Monday facing a political terrain more hostile to tax increases and other priorities of liberal lawmakers. The...

    California should outlaw junkets like the one lawmakers took to Maui

    California should outlaw junkets like the one lawmakers took to Maui
    Last year, state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon was indicted for fraud, bribery and money laundering; Sen. Leland Yee was indicted for bribery and campaign fraud racketeering; and Sen. Roderick D. Wright was convicted and sentenced to 90 days in jail for voter...

    Republicans have early lead in key Legislature races

    Republicans have early lead in key Legislature races
    Democrats trying to recapture a powerful supermajority in the California Legislature after being hobbled by a series of political scandals were trailing in early returns Tuesday in races pivotal to regaining the party's grip on the Capitol. Half of...

    Steinberg's Senate reign marked by fiscal triumphs, peers' scandals

    Steinberg's Senate reign marked by fiscal triumphs, peers' scandals
    Darrell Steinberg took the helm of the state Senate six years ago with the global economy in a meltdown that choked off tax revenue, causing the state budget deficit to balloon to $42 billion. It took Steinberg and other state leaders four years that...