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  • Budget 78 Days Late Deal Near

    The budget in California is so late so often, many people stop paying attention. But September 16, 2010 was different. "78 days isn't a record to be proud of; is it? No it isn't! We're glad the governors back," as they walked into the Governors' office...
  • UFW Outraged Over Maldonado's Comment

    UFW Outraged Over Maldonado's Comment
    Lt. Governor Abel Maldonado's family farm has racked up dozens of violations from the state's workplace safety department since 1990, according to the Los Angeles Times. Maldonado chocked up the Cal/OSHA citations to the kind of overzealous regulations...
  • Schwarzenegger eager to sign budget, stump for measures

  • Opposition to state budget deal mounts

    Opposition to state budget deal mounts
    Less than 24 hours after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders announced a plan to close California's massive budget deficit, Los Angeles County officials moved to sue the state, a union for government workers said it might strike, and...
  • GOP's 'leverage' is tantamount to extortion

    GOP's 'leverage' is tantamount to extortion
    In his former life, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in the action-thriller "Collateral Damage." Last week, he had only a bit role in the collateral damage inflicted by fellow Republicans in the state Senate. In the flick, victims included his wife and...
  • California's budget process as sausage-making

    California's budget process as sausage-making
    Beyond the mind-numbing numbers, the partisan bickering and the all-night legislative sessions was a web of forces that helped shape the state budget package Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to sign today. Some scenes from behind the scenes:...
  • Democrats would do right to do right by Abel Maldonado

    Democrats would do right to do right by Abel Maldonado
    Within a few weeks, the embattled and belittled California Legislature will take one of two actions: * Approve state Sen. Abel Maldonado's nomination by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to be lieutenant governor because that's the smart and right thing to do....
  • Californias family budget

    The 14 state Senate Republicans who continue to filibuster over California's overdue budget have been called terrorists, Spartans and winners who don't know how to win. They are, in fact, members of a minority party who know how to use the rules of the...
  • Pros and cons of a top-two primary

    Pros and cons of a top-two primary
    State Sen. Abel Maldonado, a Republican legislator from the Central Coast, had the Democrats over a budget barrel and extracted from them the ultimate insider's deal -- they would put three of his pet ideas on the 2010 ballot (as constitutional...
  • Redestricting a Democratic supermajority

    Redistricting reform is almost certainly dead for the rest of this decade. After all the hype that this was the year that Sacramento lawmakers would finally relinquish their power to draw the state's congressional and legislative districts -- and hand...
  • A budget -- now what?

    A budget -- now what?
    California's economic problems are deeper today than they would have been had a balanced budget been adopted last year. But perhaps today should be reserved for expressions of relief. Although California's Republican lawmakers appeared bent on self-...
  • Supermajority rule: good or bad?

    It is one of the many oddities of California law that in order to pass a state budget or raise taxes, the Legislature must win two-thirds approval in both houses. This unusual "supermajority" rule is a big part of the reason the Legislature has missed the...