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  • California lawmakers set goals as new Legislature convenes

    The new legislative session officially began Monday, with lawmakers converging on the Capitol to take the oath of office and legislative leaders signaling that the proposed University of California tuition hikes will be a pivotal policy battle in the coming term.
  • Commentary: We don't need partisan rhetoric or people feigning dedication to O.C.

    Former state Republican Party Chairman Shawn Steel, husband of supervisorial candidate Michelle Steel, recently wrote a commentary for the Orange County Register about the California Republican Party titled, "Not your granddaddy's California GOP." In...

    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...

    State lawmakers seek end to mandatory sentences for some drug crimes

    The state Senate on Thursday gave final legislative approval to a measure that would eliminate mandatory 90-day jail sentences for some drug crimes while supporters fended off an attempted hostile amendment to oppose the state cap-and-trade program. The...

    Smartphone 'kill switch' bill clears California Assembly

    Lawmakers in the Assembly approved a measure Thursday to require smartphones sold in the state to have a "kill switch" function that would allow owners to remotely deactivate them. The bill, by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would require all...