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  • Senate panel gives lawmakers second chance when court says no

     
    Still frustrated over the Florida Supreme Court’s rejection of several proposed constitutional amendments, a panel of lawmakers approved legislation Monday morning that would give lawmakers a second bite at the apple. The Rules Subcommittee on...
  • Judge places California's global warming program on hold

     
    A San Francisco superior court judge has put California's sweeping plan to curb greenhouse gas pollution on hold, saying the state did not adequately evaluate alternatives to its cap-and-trade program. In a 35-page decision, Judge Ernest H. Goldsmith said...
  • Final city election tallies give Bernard Parks a third term

     
    Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks won 51.21% of the vote in the March 8 election, narrowly avoiding a runoff with his main challenger, Forescee Hogan-Rowles, according to final vote tallies released early Friday. Public employee unions spent...
  • Extending Palm Beach County ethics reforms delayed again over inspector general dispute

     
    Another delay makes it less likely that county and city leaders will meet their goal of getting agreements in place to extend the reach of new ethics reforms to all municipalities by April. A decision on whether to limit the......
  • California may not sell bonds in 2011 if budget battle drags on

     
    California’s budget woes could keep the state from issuing any new general obligation bonds this year, Treasurer Bill Lockyer is warning. That would be another blow to the state economy if the result is delayed funding for voter-approved...
  • New teachers union leader calls on Gov. Brown to extend tax increases

     
    The newly elected head of the California Federation of Teachers called Thursday on Gov. Jerry Brown to extend tax increases but limit concessions to Republican lawmakers in exchange for supporting the extensions. Joshua Pechthalt, 57, suggested hat...
  • Wanted: More budget lobbying by California business groups

     
    Improving public education has become a boilerplate element of seemingly every plan touted by U.S. business groups for improving competitiveness, innovation and the economy as a whole. High schoolers need much better science and math skills....
  • L.A. Councilman Parks celebrates narrow victory; Hogan-Rowles won't seek recount

     
    Celebrating his narrow victory on Friday, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks said voters "saw through the facade" of the well-funded campaign mounted against him by public service unions in the March 8 city election. "There was a perception........
  • California clean energy: "No on 23" is back

     
    Former Secretary of State George Shultz and San Francisco hedge fund manager Thomas Steyer are resurrecting the successful alliance between clean-tech businesses and environmental groups that defeated Proposition 23 last November. The new non-partisan...
  • How hard should it be to form a union?

     
    A new front in the battle over union power opens this week in the House of Representatives, when lawmakers debate the ability of labor unions to organize railway and airline workers. And though some recent GOP efforts to rein in......
  • Dozier, Wisniewski on Hall of Fame ballot

     
    D.J. Dozier and Steve Wisniewski once again have been nominated for induction into the college football Hall of Fame. Dozier and Wisniewski, both all-Americans who played on Penn State's 1986 national-championship team, previously have been named to the...