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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.
  • 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...

    Lobbyist fined but Sen. Lara denies he was influenced by debt

    Lobbyist fined but Sen. Lara denies he was influenced by debt
    A state ethics panel voted Thursday to impose $5,000 in fines on Capitol lobbyist and campaign consultant Richie Ross for putting two legislators under personal obligation to him by not collecting campaign consulting fees they owed. Under a deal with...

    Lobbyist fined for failing to collect campaign fees from legislators

    Lobbyist fined for failing to collect campaign fees from legislators
    Capitol lobbyist Richie Ross has agreed to pay $5,000 in fines to the state ethics agency for not collecting campaign consulting fees from two lawmakers, thus improperly putting them under the personal obligation to a lobbyist, officials said Monday....

    Gov. Brown approves legal help for minors in the country illegally

    Concerned about unaccompanied children from Central America who have surged into the U.S. illegally this year, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday approved legislation providing $3 million in legal aid for them. More than 60,000 unaccompanied children from...