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  • Ousting Wright from California Senate may be awkward task

    SACRAMENTO — The state Senate is under pressure to expel Sen. Roderick D. Wright for felony convictions that involve lying about living in his district when he ran for the upper house. But such a vote might be awkward for some of his colleagues...
  • Top-two system could force voters to work

    SACRAMENTO — Voters' brains in state general elections are programmed to choose between a Democrat and a Republican. Therefore, many Californians may be befuddled in November. They may have to work harder at their decision — not just be...
  • California parks department still needs fixing, new audit says

    California parks department still needs fixing, new audit says
    SACRAMENTO — The California parks department, which was rocked by an accounting scandal last year, has not completely corrected its practices, according to a new audit. The department still lacks a system to track spending at individual parks,...
  • Proposition 8 author vows to fight for Assembly seat

     
    The author of Proposition 8 is vowing to continue his fight for an Assembly seat in the Sacramento suburbs, despite an earlier pledge to drop out if he failed to finish first in the June primary. Andy Pugno, who drafted......
  • Charles Munger gives $2 million to influence Assembly races

     
    Charles Munger Jr. made headlines this week when he dumped $22 million into a campaign account set up to boost Proposition 32 and oppose Gov. Jerry Brown's tax plan, Proposition 30. His political interests don't end there. The Stanford physicist......
  • With election, California Legislature remains a family affair

     
    California Legislature remains a family affair...
  • Primary election night: Winners and losers

     
    California’s electoral experiment, the first test of independently drawn district maps and new election rules, led to the most unpredictable state election in years. Below is a list of some of the winners and losers from Tuesday's contests....
  • Assemblywoman can be 'small-business owner' on ballot, judge says

     
    Assemblywoman Beth Gaines (R-Rocklin) won a court fight to list her occupation on the ballot as "small-business owner."...
  • GOP leader urges Prop. 8 author to exit Assembly race

     
    Assembly Republican leader Connie Conway is urging donors in the Sacramento suburbs to push the author of Proposition 8 out of a heated Assembly race and rally around the GOP incumbent. In a letter to donors this week, Conway said......
  • California lawmakers probe parks department, special funds

     
    One day after California lawmakers asked for an independent audit of the parks department, the Assembly Budget Committee is set to meet to examine how the state accounts for more than 500 "special" funds....
  • Lawmakers call for independent audit of parks department

     
    Parks department scandal: A group of bipartisan lawmakers urged the Legislature to launch an independent audit of the Department of Parks and Recreation, adding to a string of reviews of the embattled agency....
  • Primary Election Night: Winners and Losers at a Glance

    Primary Election Night: Winners and Losers at a Glance
    California’s electoral experiment, the first test of independently drawn district maps and new election rules, led to the most unpredictable state election in years. Below is a list of some of the winners and losers from Tuesday's contests. WINNERS...