| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Modesto Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen is next in line to lead the Assembly Republicans, after a GOP caucus vote Tuesday.
She'll take the reins from current Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway (R-Tulare) in November. Conway is termed out of the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:12 AM
The California Assembly on Thursday approved a fast-tracked proposal to provide up to $420 million in tax breaks over 15 years for the aerospace industry.
The bill by Assemblyman Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) would offer credits for an "advanced strategic...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November--a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature.
Brown also made clear that he has concerns...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:49 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday that he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November — a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature.
Brown also made clear that he...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:12 PM
A last-minute proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown to limit the amount of money school districts can keep in their reserve accounts triggered an angry response in the closing days of budget negotiations.
“I think it’s stupid," said Megan Reilly,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:52 PM
SACRAMENTO — Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Republican legislative leaders on Tuesday said Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed revision to the California budget provides a welcome improvement to the state’s rainy-day fund, but criticized other plans for spending state revenue on programs...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:14 PM
The state Assembly will now be led with a Southern twang, after Appalachian-born Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, was inaugurated as speaker Monday.
In an afternoon ceremony in the Assembly chambers, complete with a gospel choir, she was sworn in...
| 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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:57 PM
If a product doesn't sell, try repackaging and renaming. That's a proven strategy, whatever you're peddling.
Good timing also helps.
Thus, when the governor's California Water Action Plan sits on a shelf unnoticed for a while — and outside it is...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:16 PM
As Republicans seek to improve their standing among Latinos and women, fresh controversies in California could further damage the party with both groups.
On Monday, a GOP gubernatorial candidate's inflammatory rhetoric likening illegal immigration to...