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  • Freshman lawmaker from Inland Empire gets crash course on Congress

    The newly elected member of Congress arrived in the nation's capital after a red-eye flight from LAX in a government-assigned cheap seat next to the bathroom.
  • Khanna not giving up in race with fellow Democrat, Rep. Mike Honda

    Khanna not giving up in race with fellow Democrat, Rep. Mike Honda
     In one of the handful of fall congressional races between members of the same political party in California, former Obama administration official Ro Khanna said he is not giving up in his battle with Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose). At the end of the...

    Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills on foster youth

    Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills on foster youth
    Under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, social workers will be able to report their concerns if they believe that practices by county welfare agencies are endangering children. The measure by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los...

    Smartphone 'kill switch' bill mugged by telecom industry

    Smartphone 'kill switch' bill mugged by telecom industry
    In truth, I wouldn't know a smartphone "kill switch" from a typewriter shift key. But I do know strong special interest influence when I smell it. I'm not saying that every state senator who voted against a bill to require kill switches as theft...

    Senate panel supports governor filling legislative vacancies

    Senate panel supports governor filling legislative vacancies
    SACRAMENTO -- Alarmed by the cost of holding special elections whenever a vacancy occurs in the Legislature, a state panel on Tuesday endorsed putting a measure before voters that would allow the governor to appoint people to fill empty seats. Los...