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  • 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...
  • Officials promote Snoopy license plates to benefit California museums

    Officials promote Snoopy license plates to benefit California museums
    SACRAMENTO -- The world's most recognizable beagle may soon be spotted on California cars. Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), along with officials from the Department of Motor Vehicles and other state agencies, publicized a new option for...
  • Bill seeks to ban orca shows at SeaWorld San Diego

    Bill seeks to ban orca shows at SeaWorld San Diego
    SAN DIEGO -- A state legislator from Santa Monica is introducing a bill that would prohibit orca shows at SeaWorld in San Diego. The bill by Assemblyman Richard Hershel Bloom, a Democrat, would make it illegal to use orcas "for performance or...
  • Proposed ban on orca shows at SeaWorld stirs anger in San Diego

    Proposed ban on orca shows at SeaWorld stirs anger in San Diego
    SAN DIEGO -- A bill by a Santa Monica assemblyman that would ban orca shows at SeaWorld is being blasted in San Diego, home of the marine theme park. SeaWorld expressed doubt about the legality of the legislation. "The premise behind this proposed...
  • Vote to designate new Assembly speaker set for Monday

    Vote to designate new Assembly speaker set for Monday
    SACRAMENTO -- The Assembly will hold a vote next Monday to determine its new leader, the office of Speaker John A. Pérez confirmed Wednesday. Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), who has already locked up the unanimous approval of Assembly...