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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 ...
  • 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?

    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...
  • It's official: Toni Atkins sworn in as Assembly speaker

    It's official: Toni Atkins sworn in as Assembly speaker
    With a gospel choir's serenade and countless references to Appalachia, the Assembly inaugurated Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, as its new Speaker on Monday. Atkins took the oath of office with wife Jennifer LeSar at her side....
  • New California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins inaugurated

    The state Assembly will now be led with a Southern twang, after Appalachian-born Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, was inaugurated as speaker Monday. In an afternoon ceremony in the Assembly chambers, complete with a gospel choir, she was sworn in...
  • Budget talks won't be easy for governor

     When Gov. Jerry Brown releases his latest budget plan Tuesday, he will already have a major fiscal victory under his belt, having cut a deal to strengthen the state's reserve fund. But over the next few weeks, spending negotiations with lawmakers...
  • 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...
  • California grants $420-million tax break to Lockheed Martin Corp.

    The Legislature went home for a month Thursday, but not before handing aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a controversial $420-million tax break. Branded as a sweetheart deal for Lockheed, the bill sailed through the Assembly and Senate — but...
  • Long overdue: Malibu elitists who impede public access now face fines

    Long overdue: Malibu elitists who impede public access now face fines
    Since summertime is upon us, here is a modest proposal for Malibu: Stop enforcing any “no parking” signs on Pacific Coast Highway. Most of them are probably fake anyway. Owners of beachside homes in California have gotten so out of control...