| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:30 PM
When Rep. Julia Brownley aired the first television ad of her fall reelection campaign, she aimed the 30-second spot directly at women.
"I believe we are strongest when women are in charge of their own decisions," the Westlake Village Democrat says in...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:47 PM
The head of the campaign arm for congressional Republicans is planning a swing through California next week to help raise money for GOP candidates in eight districts.
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden will host an event...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:52 PM
The staunchest defender of California's politically untouchable property-tax initiative, Proposition 13, has tacitly approved a bid to change the landmark law for the first time since voters passed it 36 years ago.
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn., the...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:15 PM
If there were a club for candidates who raise more than $1 million, an increasing number of California congressional hopefuls would be joining.
Top candidates in some of the state's hottest House races have been collecting contributions at a breakneck...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:20 PM
A Republican first-time candidate and a Democratic state senator from the South Bay emerged from Tuesday's primary as the two fall contenders to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) in a liberal, wealthy, Westside-dominated...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:29 PM
SACRAMENTO--A bill barring the state's health insurance exchange from hiring individuals convicted of certain felonies failed to advance Tuesday.
Under the proposal by Assemblywoman Connie Conway (R-Tulare), Covered California would not be able to...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:34 AM
California's health insurance exchange allowed 31 people with criminal records to be enrollment counselors for Obamacare coverage, drawing fire from Republican lawmakers.
Two state legislators are calling for a hearing on the exchange's hiring practices...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 7:00 PM
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers for years have been battling ravenous metal thieves, who pull copper wires out of street lights, grab rebar from construction sites, and steal pumps and other costly equipment from farmers' fields.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:05 PM
At a recent reception in their honor, four of California's Democratic freshman House members posed for photos and beamed at well-wishers. But signs of the battles they face were hard to miss.
Asked by a fellow politician how his reelection campaign...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:32 AM
It will be months before the campaign arms of the major parties will decide which races to spend heavily on in their efforts to pick up House seats this fall. But both the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and its GOP counterpart, the National...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:42 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A measure that would have required lawmakers to use the state's insurance exchange to get their healthcare benefits failed in an Assembly committee Friday.
Assemblyman Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert) introduced the bill last October,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Rep. Raul Ruiz was settling in on another flight home to the Southern California desert when the flight crew put out an urgent call for passengers with medical expertise.
Ruiz hurried down the aisle to find an elderly man collapsed in his seat. The...