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  • Budget talks won't be easy for governor

     Budget talks won't be easy for governor
     When Gov. Jerry Brown releases his latest budget plan Tuesday, he will already have a major fiscal victory under his belt, having cut a deal to strengthen the state's reserve fund. But over the next few weeks, spending negotiations with lawmakers...
  • Republicans back Brown's concept of a fund for debt and rainy days

    Republicans back Brown's concept of a fund for debt and rainy days
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has both Democrats and Republicans on board with the broad outlines of his plan for stockpiling some cash and paying off debt. But as the special legislative session Brown called on the issue opened Thursday, it was...
  • California Legislature passes $156.4-billion 2014-15 budget

    California Legislature passes $156.4-billion 2014-15 budget
    The California Legislature approved a $156.4-billion state budget on Sunday, capping a week of intense negotiations over education, social services and environmental policies. The spending plan -- which includes a $108-billion general fund, $7.3 billion...
  • Isla Vista shootings spark new gun legislation in New Jersey

    Isla Vista shootings spark new gun legislation in New Jersey
    A longtime state senator and former New Jersey governor, Richard Codey, said the Isla Vista shootings that left six students dead last month have led him to introduce a bill that would allow firearms to be temporarily seized from gun owners who are proved...
  • Budget committee prepares to wrap up work

    Budget committee prepares to wrap up work
    With closed-door negotiations bearing fruit, the joint budget committee is expected to meet Wednesday afternoon to nail down more details on state spending. “We’ll get through most of it," Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), who is...
  • Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers

    Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers
    With only a few days left before the deadline, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders are negotiating a budget that would expand preschool opportunities for poor children and tap an environmental fund to help pay for the state's beleaguered bullet train...
  • More guns don't make for a safer society

    More guns don't make for a safer society
    A good guy with a gun tried to stop a bad guy with a gun. You know, like the NRA preaches. It was a bad move. The good guy got mowed down by the bad guy's batty wife. She had been a good woman — one of those "innocent, law abiding" citizens...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill protecting consumers' online reviews

    Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill protecting consumers' online reviews
    Californians offering online opinions or reviews of businesses will have new legal protection under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure by Assemblyman John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) aims to crack down on retailers seeking to stop...
  • Political Landscape: Kashkari expected at GOP's Newport HQ

    The Republican Party will mark the opening of its election headquarters next week with a reception featuring Neel Kashkari, the party's gubernatorial nominee, Newport Harbor Republican Women announced in a news release. The grand opening event will be...
  • California mayors urge governor to sign gun control bill

    California mayors urge governor to sign gun control bill
    A group representing 69 California mayors, including Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti, sent a letter Wednesday to Gov. Jerry Brown, urging him to sign legislation that would make it easier to temporarily remove guns from individuals believed to be...
  • Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction

    Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction
    California lawmakers took a step Tuesday toward an overhaul of the voter-approved 1998 law requiring English-only instruction in public schools, another victory for Latino legislators seeking to strip away polarizing laws aimed at immigrants....