| May 24, 2014
| 5:11 PM
With Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown expected to romp to reelection this year against little-known rivals, many donors who gave Republican candidates more than $37 million in the last gubernatorial contest are now keeping their hands in their pockets.
| May 25, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Every weekday morning, the old boys gather out at the airport, inside hangar 51, to gas about matters big and small and give each other the business.
On a recent day the talk ranged from the drought gripping California to New York's new 9/11 museum to...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 6:26 PM
This may be the most ho-hum statewide election ever held in California. But there couldn't be more at stake for ailing Republicans. They're teetering on life or death.
Does the state GOP begin the lengthy road back to recovery? Or does it fall into...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who many California Republicans hoped would run for governor, on Wednesday endorsed GOP candidate Neel Kashkari.
“Our party must champion policies and principles that make opportunity and the...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:24 AM
There are a host of primaries on Tuesday in states across the country, but for one that shows just how effective money can be in politics, look no further than Pennsylvania.
Four Democrats are competing to run against Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, widely...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:50 PM
The two main Republicans hoping to take on Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall have failed to vote in many elections, according to documents and interviews.
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has cast a ballot in about half of the elections held since 1995, while former...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:01 PM
Meeting with half a dozen formerly homeless people at an Orange County nonprofit, Neel Kashkari told them what has been an open secret in California political circles: The former U.S. Treasury Department official and banker is weighing a run for...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:53 AM
For decades, the big mystery of the California tax system has been the state's failure to exploit fully its greatest natural resource, oil. Of the 22 major oil-producing states, California is the only one that doesn't charge a "severance" tax — that...
| Feb 26, 2013
Former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman confirmed Tuesday that she had signed a legal brief supporting same-sex marriage, saying her views on Proposition 8 had changed "after careful review and reflection" and "the time has come" for...
| Jan 2, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Jerry Brown, the enigmatic former governor who always seemed to be eyeing his next political post, returns to the state capital this week to lead a much different California than the one he oversaw 28 years ago.
The state's finances are in a deep...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr. - also known as Jerry Brown - takes office as governor of California on January 3, 2011, replacing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Brown, born in San Francisco in 1938, served as governor from 1975 to 1983. He defeated Republican...