| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:58 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:26 PM
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.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:34 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:32 PM
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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:01 PM
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....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:55 PM
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...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:55 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
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...