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  • State budget negotiations were anything but smooth

    State budget negotiations were anything but smooth
    It was long into the wee hours of Friday morning, and the state Senate was teetering near deadlock on bills to close a $26-billion budget deficit when lobbyists for the software company Intuit approached Senate leader Darrell Steinberg. For several...
  • Winners and losers in the budget battle

    Winners and losers in the budget battle
    Who are the winners of the California budget battle? Yes, there are some, even though there are many more losers. Set aside individuals for a moment and assess victory and defeat by political ideology. Distinguish between short term and long term. And...
  • Polling shows little to please Republicans in 2010

    Republicans had to look for a very long time at last week's Field Poll of California voters to find something remotely uplifting as they ponder the 2010 state elections. There it was, eventually: Against San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat...
  • Jean Harris dies at 66; forceful gay-rights organizer

    Jean Harris dies at 66; forceful gay-rights organizer
    Jean Harris, a feisty advocate for gay and lesbian rights and longtime Democratic Party activist who helped elect openly gay candidates in California, has died. She was 66. Harris, who had a number of serious health problems, was found June 25 in her...
  • Carly Fiorina announces her GOP candidacy for U.S. Senate

     
    Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate in the California Republican primary, arguing that her business experience made her the only viable candidate to challenge Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer....
  • California Democratic Party chief says SEIU has threatened to cut off funding

     
    California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton says one of the state's most politically powerful unions has threatened to cut off funding for the party over his support for a group that has broken away from the labor organization. The rift......
  • Push for open dependency courts set for key test on Tuesday

     
    The push to allow public oversight of court hearings that consider foster care placements and other sensitive child welfare decisions faces a crucial test when it is reaches the state assembly’s human services committee on Tuesday. The bill, AB73...
  • Dependency courts oversight bill dies in Assembly

     
    A bill that would have allowed public oversight of court hearings that consider foster care placements and other sensitive child-welfare decisions was put on hold Tuesday in an Assembly committee, effectively killing if for the remainder of the...
  • L.A. television producer Dayna Bochco named to Coastal Commission [Updated]

     
    TV Producer Dayna Bochco expected to be named to powerful California Coastal Commission...