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  • Budget standoff leaves California college hopefuls in limbo

    University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications, but they have no idea how many new students they can enroll. The uncertainty stems from the very public clash between university President Janet...
  • State Assembly speaker pushes plan to fund more affordable housing

    State Assembly speaker pushes plan to fund more affordable housing
    The top Democrat in California's State Assembly visited Chinatown on Wednesday to unveil a plan to boost affordable housing in the state. Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins is proposing a new $75 fee on many real estate transactions, with the proceeds...
  • Assembly leader backs $75 fee to expand affordable housing

    Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins announced a proposal Wednesday to expand affordable housing in California by charging a $75 fee to record real estate documents. The San Diego Democrat's plan would send cities hundreds of millions of dollars for...
  • Equal pay for women goal of new bill in California Legislature

    Equal pay for women goal of new bill in California Legislature
    A group of women lawmakers on Tuesday proposed legislation aimed at helping female workers in California get the same pay as male colleagues. The bill would strengthen protections against pay discrimination and retaliation against workers who make...
  • California taxpayers billed $40,000 for events

    Organizers of last fall's swearing-in celebration for Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said no taxpayer money was used to put on the event at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, but a review by The Associated Press found taxpayers...
  • Eco-friendly California looks beyond gas tax to fix roads

    As state legislatures across the nation grapple with declining funding to maintain roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure, California lawmakers are confronting the unintended consequences of policies aimed at achieving ambitious...
  • UC President Napolitano postpones proposed tuition increase

    University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday she is postponing a proposed tuition increase as a good-faith gesture stemming from her ongoing negotiations with Gov. Jerry Brown to resolve their standoff over higher education...
  • Democrats seek to expand child care subsidies for poorer Californians

    Seeking to address California's high poverty rate, legislative leaders unveiled a plan Wednesday to expand access to state-subsidized child care.  The plan -- by Senate leader Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego)...
  • Hearings planned on regulator, utility relationships

    A state lawmaker will hold oversight hearings into allegations of wrongdoing at the Public Utilities Commission — particularly involving its relationship with Southern California Edison, the principal owner of the now-shuttered San Onofre nuclear...
  • Taxpayer activists criticize California's purchase of new cars

    The state purchased $540,000 worth of new Ford Fusion Hybrids and other cars for legislators over the last 18 months, prompting criticism from taxpayer activists who call the vehicles unnecessary political perks given at a time when many Californians...
  • Whatever road is taken for highway funds, there's a need for speed

     Whatever road is taken for highway funds, there's a need for speed
    Fuel-efficient cars are great for the air and the planet. But they're lousy for our highways, especially those battery-powered vehicles. Let me remind you why. The more gasoline we buy, the more gas tax we pay. And it's the gas tax that funds road...