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  • California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge

    California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge
    SACRAMENTO — Soon after Jerry Brown was elected governor in 2010, he invited the state's top budget official, Ana Matosantos, to lunch at his office. He had just two months to prepare his first plan for tackling California's $26-billion deficit....
  • Two Gubernatorial Candidates Owe Back Taxes

     Two Gubernatorial Candidates Owe Back Taxes
    They want to take charge of the state government and its $22 billion annual budget, but they haven't been able to pay some of their own personal bills — including state or federal taxes. That's true of two of the seven candidates for governor in...
  • A cheap shot at Republicans

    Re "Hate without end," Opinion, April 17 The groups named by Peter Gottschalk as being responsible for widespread hate in this century are "right-wing politicians, conservative donors and professional Islamophobes." He does not have to come right out...
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pushing a packed agenda

    WASHINGTON — After nearly four decades as a Washington lawyer and lobbyist for the cable and cellphone industries, Tom Wheeler was eager to revive long-stalled initiatives as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. But within...
  • Quinn with nearly $9 million as Rauner reloads

    Quinn with nearly $9 million as Rauner reloads
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn stashed away nearly $9 million in campaign funds during the first three months of the year, but it’s likely he’ll need every cent of it and a lot more as he defends his seat against wealthy Republican challenger Bruce...
  • Rauner would veto Chicago pension bill

    Rauner would veto Chicago pension bill
    Republican candidate Bruce Rauner said today that if he were governor, he would veto legislation lawmakers sent to Gov. Pat Quinn last week that would cut pension benefits for some city workers and allow aldermen to raise property taxes to shore up the...
  • Gansler sues BP over alleged spill-related pension loss

    Gansler sues BP over alleged spill-related pension loss
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has filed a lawsuit against oil company BP over investment losses following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, alleging that the state's pension fund lost millions after the company misled the public about...
  • Political Landscape: Petros backs Dixon for council

    Political season is in full swing, as are the endorsements. Businesswoman Diane Dixon, a candidate for the Newport Beach's 1st City Council District, has secured the backing of Newport Beach Councilman Tony Petros and city Planning Commissioner Fred...
  • Obama names Washington veteran Neil Eggleston as White House counsel

    Obama names Washington veteran Neil Eggleston as White House counsel
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama is turning to Neil Eggleston, a veteran of the Whitewater and Iran-Contra confrontations between Capitol Hill and the White House, to help guide his administration through what could be stormy years ahead with Congress....
  • House toughens penalties for docs who fraudulently prescribe 'buzz free' marijuana

    House toughens penalties for docs who fraudulently prescribe 'buzz free' marijuana
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida doctors prescribing a form of medicinal marijuana could face jail time and fines if they fraudulently hand out the low-THC version known as “Charlotte’s Web.” The Legislature is considering whether to...
  • Former GOP boss Jim Greer's tell-all book coming June 1?

    Former GOP boss Jim Greer's tell-all book coming June 1?
    Former GOP boss Jim Greer left office a disgraced man. A convict. A prisoner. But he always vowed to come back -- not just personally, but in the form of a tell-all book meant to take others down as well. Well, if you believe Amazon.com, that book...