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  • Gov. Brown signs bills aiding immigrant children, troubled students

    Gov. Brown signs bills aiding immigrant children, troubled students
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation to provide $3 million in legal aid for the thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have flooded into the U.S. illegally this year. The Democratic governor also approved a...
  • Free of repercussions, Brown confounds friends and foes on bills

    Free of repercussions, Brown confounds friends and foes on bills
    Gov. Jerry Brown waded through many hundreds of bills last month in the political freedom that comes with a faint reelection challenge, a $22-million campaign war chest and a Legislature stacked with fellow Democrats. The governor dispensed gifts...
  • California to vote on scaled-down $7.5-billion water bond in November

    California to vote on scaled-down $7.5-billion water bond in November
    After months of political haggling, a ballot measure that will ask voters in November to approve $7.5 billion in borrowing for water projects sailed through the Legislature on Wednesday. Soon afterward, flanked by dozens of lawmakers from both parties,...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, lawmakers push closer to budget deal

    Gov. Jerry Brown, lawmakers push closer to budget deal
    With only days left to hammer out a deal on the state budget, legislative leaders say they're close to a final agreement. "We've still got some details to flesh out," said Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego). "We feel pretty good about where we...
  • Business and balance for California's new Assembly speaker

    Business and balance for California's new Assembly speaker
    When statehouse discussions turn to business, one theme recurs for the newly elected speaker of the Assembly: balance. Taking a balanced approach, Toni Atkins explains, is key to reconciling the demand for jobs with environmental, health, safety,...
  • Bullet train funding is bargaining chip in state budget debate

    Bullet train funding is bargaining chip in state budget debate
    As the biggest cheerleader for California's $68-billion bullet train, Gov. Jerry Brown has battled lawsuits from angry landowners and intractable opposition from Republicans. And two years ago, the project barely survived a vote in a Legislature...
  • Three key Assembly races to watch in Tuesday's primary

    Three key Assembly races to watch in Tuesday's primary
    Today's primary is brimming with Assembly races featuring intra-party squabbles, torrents of outside money and general election previews. Having trouble keeping track? Here's a guide to the top three Assembly races to keep an eye on today. AD 16 This ...
  • Analyst predicts $2.5-billion windfall for California

    Analyst predicts $2.5-billion windfall for California
    California's income will be about $2.5 billion higher than Gov. Jerry Brown predicted in his latest budget, according to the Legislature's top financial advisor — surprise cash that Democratic lawmakers will almost certainly use to challenge the...
  • Speaker Toni Atkins: Budget plan will balance prudence, investments

    Speaker Toni Atkins: Budget plan will balance prudence, investments
    Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) said Wednesday that she has a "clear mandate" from Assembly Democrats to seek a budget deal that "strengthens our fiscal condition first, and makes responsible investments second." In a speech to the Sacramento...
  • As Assembly speaker, he helped tame the budget. What's next for John Pérez?

     As Assembly speaker, he helped tame the budget. What's next for John Pérez?
    John A. Pérez became speaker of the Assembly, arguably the second-most powerful position in California, on March 1, 2010. When he took the oath, the state faced the highest unemployment rate in its recorded history and a budget shortfall of $60 billion....
  • Toni Atkins to be sworn in as Assembly speaker on Monday

    Toni Atkins to be sworn in as Assembly speaker on Monday
    Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, will become the state's 69th Assembly speaker in a swearing-in ceremony Monday afternoon. Among those set to be in attendance is Gov. Jerry Brown, who will watch as Atkins takes the oath of office in...