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  • 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 ...
  • Gaining clout in Legislature not so easy for Democrats, election shows

    Gaining clout in Legislature not so easy for Democrats, election shows
    This week’s primary election splashed a little cold water on Democrats’ hopes that they would have an easy time recapturing supermajorities in both house of the Legislature this year. Republicans were, by wide margins, the top vote-getters in...
  • In Sacramento, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti talks water, film tax credit

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met with Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders Thursday in his first visit to the Capitol since taking office. Water infrastructure and a proposed film tax credit were at the top of the day's agenda. Garcetti is...
  • 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...
  • Assemblywoman Toni Atkins will become speaker next month

    SACRAMENTO -- Mark your calendars: The Assembly will have a new speaker May 12. Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) was designated speaker-elect in an Assembly vote two weeks ago.  Multiple Capitol sources confirm that on Wednesday, current...
  • California pols, others weigh effects of McCutcheon ruling

    California pols, others weigh effects of McCutcheon ruling
    Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling striking down limits on what wealthy donors can contribute to political campaigns overall drew a lot of hand-wringing from good government groups and some candidates. But at least one Republican operative saw the...
  • Orca bill will get further study, Assembly panel decides

    Orca bill will get further study, Assembly panel decides
    SAN DIEGO — Putting the brakes on a controversial bill to ban killer whale shows at SeaWorld San Diego, an Assembly committee Tuesday called for additional study that could take at least 18 months. Naomi Rose, a marine mammal scientist at the...
  • Next Assembly speaker's focus on poor is grounded in experience

    It's rather refreshing that the next California Assembly Speaker spent her early years in a house with no indoor plumbing. Her family carried in water from a spring for drinking, cooking and washing. For a bathroom, they trekked to an outhouse....
  • Senate leader pushes new plan to spend polluter fees

    Senate leader pushes new plan to spend polluter fees
    SACRAMENTO -- Senate leader Darrell Steinberg on Monday outlined a new proposal for funding affordable housing, transportation upgrades and bullet train construction with money from California's cap-and-trade program. The program, approved by the...
  • Fighting season for Brown, lawmakers

    SACRAMENTO — High-stakes bargaining is about to begin in California's Capitol. As the weather heats up in Sacramento every year, so does the intensity. There'll be bartering over wonky programs and policies that for most citizens would be...
  • Toni Atkins, the Assembly's speaker to be

    It's not like the days when a Willie Brown or a Jesse Unruh could all but take out a lease on the Assembly speaker's offices in Sacramento. Term limits mean Toni Atkins will have to vacate the premises not much more than two years after she takes over the...