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  • Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally

    Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage. As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U....
  • Mendocino County D.A. takes a new approach to marijuana cases

    Mendocino County D.A. takes a new approach to marijuana cases
    When David Eyster took over as Mendocino County district attorney, felony marijuana prosecutions were overwhelming his staff and straining the public coffers. With hundreds of cases active at any one time, taking an average 15 months to resolve, there...
  • Bill to close Prop. 13 loophole clears Assembly

    Bill to close Prop. 13 loophole clears Assembly
    Assembly members approved a bill Thursday that would close a loophole associated with Proposition 13, the state's property tax law that for decades has been a political third rail. Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), a co-author of the bill, said...
  • State a step closer to minimum wage hike, paid sick leave

    Legislators moved Thursday to further hike the state's minimum wage and to guarantee workers three paid sick days a year, despite opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce, which labeled both proposals "job killers." Lawmakers also advanced a...
  • Michael Dell: Poster boy for a Proposition 13 tweak?

    Michael Dell: Poster boy for a Proposition 13 tweak?
    Here's a suggestion for Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) as they push a bill to close an outrageous loophole in Proposition 13: Call it "Michael's Law." Lawmakers routinely play on the public's sentiments when...
  • The effort to reform Proposition 13 advances, by a very tiny step

    It's not always politics that makes strange bedfellows, but urgency. That's what's driving the sudden popularity of an effort to reform Proposition 13 by eliminating what has long been one of its most flagrant loopholes for commercial property owners. ...
  • Lack of leadership a big obstacle in updating Prop. 13

    SACRAMENTO — Are California voters ready yet to change Proposition 13 so that all corporations pay their fair share of property taxes? A new nonpartisan poll indicates they might be. But a better, more relevant question is whether any state...
  • Assembly wades into L.A.-Central Valley feud on human waste disposal

    SACRAMENTO -- Treated waste exported from Los Angeles and other counties into the Central Valley would be subject to additional testing under a bil approved by the Assembly on Thursday. The measure, by Assemblyman Rudy Salas Jr. (D-Bakersfield), is...
  • Assembly committee seeks boost to post-prison services

    Assembly committee seeks boost to post-prison services
    A special legislative committee created last fall in the wake of federal court orders to improve state prison conditions and reduce crowding is calling for increases in the services and spending the state devotes to rehabilitation efforts and post-...
  • Two Assembly Democrats announce plan to close Proposition 13 loophole

    Two Assembly Democrats announce plan to close Proposition 13 loophole
    An unlikely duo of Democratic Assembly members -- one a business-friendly moderate, the other a stalwart of the far left -- will unveil a proposal Tuesday to close one of most notorious, and legal, tax loopholes associated with Proposition 13. And they'...
  • Howard Jarvis group won't oppose bill to close Prop. 13 loophole

    Howard Jarvis group won't oppose bill to close Prop. 13 loophole
    The staunchest defender of California's politically untouchable property-tax initiative, Proposition 13, has tacitly approved a bid to change the landmark law for the first time since voters passed it 36 years ago. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn., the...