| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:38 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday detailed his plans to continue nursing California back to financial health, emphasizing the need to carefully guard the surplus revenue generated by the recovering economy.
The governor, during a Thursday...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:34 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of a drought emergency in California received widespread praise from state lawmakers, although some criticized the governor for not taking action sooner.
Lawmakers, farmers and activists for weeks have been...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:27 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Republican lawmakers were critical of the governor's State of the State address Wednesday, saying it was light on details and sugarcoated economic issues and what they said were policies unfriendly to business.
“When we have a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:07 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers are packing their bags for their annual migration to the beaches of Maui starting Wednesday, where two conferences will be held sponsored by nonprofits backed by special interest groups.
A group called the Pacific...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:39 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are set to announce Tuesday afternoon new legislation to help California meet a court order to reduce prison crowding.
The plan involves dipping into the state's reserve fund to pay for new places to house...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:58 PM
SACRAMENTO — California will not release a single inmate early to meet a court order to reduce prison crowding, Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers pledged Tuesday.
Instead, the state plans to lease extra beds for inmates in private prisons and...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Lawmakers sound off on Gov. Brown's State of the State...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 3:44 PM
California Republican legislators want the U.S. Attorney to investigate the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for putting $3.6 million from legal settlements in an off-budget account....
| Aug 31, 2012
| 1:43 PM
The California Assembly approved widespread changes to public employee pensions on Friday. The bill now goes to the state Senate for another vote, the final stop before it heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. "It is meaningful, significant, historic reform,"...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Political pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown to make a decision on California's sentencing laws for teen killers is mounting. Brown has until the end of the month to sign or veto SB 9, Sen. Leland Yee's bill to allow the......
| Oct 30, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Republican leaders in the California Legislature are already planning their next steps if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown's tax-hike plan next week....
| Nov 14, 2012
| 7:04 AM
California lawmakers head to Hawaii...