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  • State ballot measures

    Proposition 91 -- Gasoline tax WHAT IT WOULD DO: Would prohibit the governor and Legislature from tapping gasoline sales tax revenue meant for transportation projects and using it for non-transportation projects WHO SUPPORTS IT: Was put on the ballot by...
  • Recession can be fatal for those too poor for insurance

    Those looking for good news last week were not drawn to the subject of healthcare. The Los Angeles County public health system reported that it was facing enormous budget deficits that are expected to balloon to $1.2 billion annually by 2011....
  • California's best years have passed, voters say

    Frustrated at California's woes, voters are sharply pessimistic about whether the next governor will be able to move the state in the right direction, and most believe California is in the midst of a long-term decline, a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll...
  • Gov. urges insurance assessment to fund firefighting

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will propose hiking the cost of insurance for millions of California homes and businesses in the budget he unveils Thursday, with the money to be used for firefighting efforts. The proposal, a copy of which was obtained by The...
  • Poor California: No money and no leadership

    In the new movie "2012," whose video trailers were bombarding television airwaves last week, the world as we know it gives way three years hence under a siege of floods, eruptions, undulating continents and earthquakes. In other words, it's not much...
  • Money doesn't always buy the office

    Money doesn't always buy the office
    Like an out-of-town gambler trying to elbow his way into the big game, Steve Poizner announced last week that he'd ante up $15 million of his own money for his campaign to become California's next governor. He's hoping that money changes everything. Or at...
  • Advice for California's GOP candidates for governor

    Advice for California's GOP candidates for governor
    Meg Whitman struck it rich last month when she appeared on the cover of Fortune magazine, with a headline that asked if the Republican gubernatorial hopeful can "save California." It was a flattering profile, with friends and business associates attesting...
  • State's Democrats pin their hopes on Congress

    OAKLAND — As a loyal Democrat, Joe Blakely had an easy time choosing sides in the governor's race. He backs Phil Angelides, even though he is convinced Arnold Schwarzenegger is destined for a second term. In fact, when he picks up the newspaper,...
  • Steve Poizner's background

    Steve Poizner Political party: Republican Occupation: state insurance commissioner Age: 53, born Corpus Christi, Texas City of residence: Los Gatos, Calif. Personal: wife Carol, one daughter Education: bachelor's degree in electrical engineering,...
  • Sayre Fire Victims to Receive $46 Million

    SYLMAR -- More financial help is on the way for victims of the destructive Sayre Fire. Mobile home owners whose properties were destroyed by the 2008 wildfire and who were insured by AIG will receive as much as an extra $125,000 on their policy under...
  • Health Net ordered to pay $9 million after canceling cancer patient's policy

    Health Net ordered to pay $9 million after canceling cancer patient's policy
    One of California's largest for-profit insurers stopped a controversial practice of canceling sick policyholders Friday after a judge ordered Health Net Inc. to pay more than $9 million to a breast cancer patient it dropped in the middle of chemotherapy....