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  • Lawmakers OK ban on fundraisers in lobbyists' homes

    Lawmakers OK ban on fundraisers in lobbyists' homes
    Lobbyists would no longer be allowed to host political fundraisers in their homes for state candidates under a bill given final legislative approval Thursday by the California Assembly just six months after a scandal involving the practice. The bill,...
  • California Assembly approves measure to block suspended lawmakers' pay

    The Assembly on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment that, if approved by voters, would allow pay and benefits to be withheld from suspended legislators, but the measure will not be appearing on the November ballot. The measure by Senate...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction

    Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction
    California governors have enormous power to shove around legislatures. And Gov. Jerry Brown has learned how to use it without working up a sweat. Here's the latest example: At the state Capitol, the notion of providing schoolchildren with adequate...
  • Gov. Brown on water bond compromise: 'We're very close'

    Warning that there is only a narrow window of opportunity to act on water, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he and lawmakers were "very close" to a deal on a new water bond. The governor touted his latest proposal, rolled out Monday as "a very...
  • Medi-Cal struggles to provide services to ever-growing clientele

    Medi-Cal struggles to provide services to ever-growing clientele
    Alisha Gutierrez, whose email address refers to her as the "tooth fairy," has spent years connecting developmentally disabled patients with specialized dental care. But when a Santa Rosa man needed a root canal on a troubled molar earlier this year, the...
  • The contentious, complicated fight for water in California

    California's water system is an engineering marvel, a testament to generations of sustained investment and a vast, complex web of infrastructure. It makes Los Angeles possible. It is also in trouble. The system's brilliance is that a snowflake can...
  • California lawmakers have a busy month ahead

    It's crunch time at the state Capitol. Lawmakers return from summer recess Monday with less than a month left to act on key issues such as gun control measures introduced after the massacre in Isla Vista last spring and ethics measures proposed after...
  • Congressional Democrats Urge California to Expand Production Credit

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and more than two dozen other Democratic members of California's congressional delegation are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would expand film and TV tax credits. AB1839 passed the state Assembly 76-0 in...
  • Toni Atkins will briefly be California's first openly gay governor

    With California's governor, lieutenant governor and state Senate president pro tem all out of town for part of Wednesday, newly elevated Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) finds herself briefly serving Wednesday as acting governor. Atkins is the...
  • Less money for state-funded maintenance after property taxes lag

    Less money for state-funded maintenance after property taxes lag
    California's public universities, state parks and other institutions will get less money to pay for overdue maintenance than they hoped, according to Gov. Jerry Brown's administration. The new budget, which took effect July 1, would have set aside...
  • Sen. Kevin de León angers the Central Valley with 'tumbleweed' remark

    Sen. Kevin de León angers the Central Valley with 'tumbleweed' remark
    As a former resident of Bakersfield, I cringed when I read state Sen. Kevin de León’s comments about the decision to start building the bullet train in the Central Valley – a place he described as “the middle of nowhere” and just...