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  • California election results brighten GOP hopes for the future

    California election results brighten GOP hopes for the future
    The Republican Party is alive and kicking after all in California. Not exactly kicking butt — but surviving, thinking and scrapping. The GOP dodged a potentially fatal Tim Donnelly bullet by advancing the much safer Neel Kashkari to a November...
  • Republican Peterson and Democrat Padilla advance to secretary of state runoff

    Republican Pete Peterson and Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla of Pacoima received the most votes in Tuesday's primary election for secretary of state and will face off in the November general election. The contest was reshaped in March, when state...
  • L.A. Democrats optimistic as early results roll in

    State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) and three campaign consultants stood huddled around a laptop in a hotel ballroom in Universal City, hitting refresh. When the first batch of results in Tuesday's primary election were reported, Padilla smiled. With 10%...
  • California controller race too close to call; other contests decided

    California controller race too close to call; other contests decided
     The hotly contested race for state controller, one of the top financial posts in California, remained too close to call on Tuesday night as primary election results continued to be tallied. Republican Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Assemblyman John A....
  • Secretary of state contenders spar at San Diego forum

    All seven active candidates for California secretary of state jousted verbally during a forum in San Diego on Tuesday, with most promising to increase the state’s dismal voter registration and turnout. Green Party candidate David Curtis, an...
  • New ethics rules proposed for California Senate

    Amid concerns that proposed tougher ethics restrictions may not have enough support to become law this year, leaders of the state Senate are proposing that many of them be adopted as house rules in the interim. Proposed state Senate resolutions would...
  • Calif. Senate OKs bills on computer classes, juvenile record sealing

    Calif. Senate OKs bills on computer classes, juvenile record sealing
    The state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would pave the way for high school computer classes to be counted as satisfying math requirements for admission to the California State University and University of California systems. The measure by state...
  • California Senate panel approves tougher ethics rules

    The state Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved three measures aimed at improving ethics in the scandal-plagued upper house, including the creation of an ombudsman to receive allegations of misconduct and a blackout on campaign fundraising during...
  • State Sen. Padilla builds fundraising lead in secretary of state race

    State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) has extended his big lead in campaign fundraising among the seven candidates for California secretary of state, reporting late Thursday that he has brought in $2.2 million so far. Finance reports for the period ending...
  • California Senate shelves bills on healthcare for immigrants, oil tax

    California Senate shelves bills on healthcare for immigrants, oil tax
    Dozens of controversial state bills were shelved Friday by legislative committees, including measures that would provide healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, impose a tax on oil drilled from the ground and require campaign contributions...
  • State Legislature tables bills on migrant healthcare, oil tax, more

    State Legislature tables bills on migrant healthcare, oil tax, more
    Nearly 200 proposals were shelved in the Legislature on Friday, including controversial measures that would have provided healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, imposed a tax on oil drilled from the ground and created a voluntary...
  • State Senate advances 'sunshine' measure on campaign ads

    Following the lead of Los Angeles, state lawmakers have given initial approval to a requirement that candidates for state office provide copies of all campaign mailers and television and radio ads for posting on a state website within 24 hours so the...