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  • Gov. Jerry Brown is big winner in deal to ease prison crowding

    SACRAMENTO — Any way you score it, the compromise legislation on California prison crowding is another sweet victory for Gov. Jerry Brown. The governor, in fact, hasn't suffered a major defeat at the Capitol in two years. Credit four factors:...
  • Skelton: Leaders need to dig in on CEQA changes

    SACRAMENTO — Reforming California's environmental regulations has been a priority among critics who say the rules are too onerous for businesses in the state. But there's been little progress in the effort to change the California Environmental...
  • Reform of CEQA requires compromise

    SACRAMENTO — California's economy is crawling back, but the state still suffers from a national reputation for being anti-business. It's a high-tax state. But even worse for entrepreneurs and investors, California is known as a "no build" zone...
  • Jerry Brown, lawmakers to announce prison plans

    Jerry Brown, lawmakers to announce prison plans
    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...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, lawmakers set to ease CEQA for 'infill' projects

    New development in transit zones would be harder to stop by filing suit and would get a streamlined environmental review process under changes to the California Environmental Quality Act expected to pass the Legislature on Thursday. The measure was...
  • Letters: Shutting off the prison pipeline

    Re "Sacramento's prison deal," Editorial, Sept. 11 California's got a prison problem. If lawmakers hope to persuade a federal court to extend the deadline for reducing the state's prison population, they must dig deeper. Yes, we must take some...
  • California Legislature curbs spending impulse

    SACRAMENTO — With a rebounding economy and a $6-billion tax hike approved by Californians last fall, the Legislature's freshly minted Democratic supermajority began the year with the money and power to reverse years of deficit-driven budget cuts and...
  • California lawmakers got a lot done in the last session

    SACRAMENTO — It's a new era in Sacramento — a markedly improved one, so far. Watching the lawmakers, you don't cringe nearly as much. They're actually getting things done in the state Capitol. You can set aside that old label...
  • Gov. Brown should give gun legislation the go-ahead

    Gov. Brown should give gun legislation the go-ahead
    SACRAMENTO — Man goes to work. Woman visits a mall. Child sits in class. Couple attends a movie. All have one thing in common. They are vulnerable to being shot and killed by some "innocent law-abiding citizen." Anyone who owns a firearm is law-...
  • California redevelopment agencies, the sequel

    The genius of the state's late and not-very-much-lamented community redevelopment agencies was that they built projects that raised property values and then kept for themselves the higher tax receipts that resulted. Normally, taxes are divvied up among...
  • Brown OKs bill allowing minors to delete embarrassing Web posts

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown approved a new law Monday giving young people the ability to remove embarrassing information they post on Internet social networking sites. California is now the first state in the nation to require websites such as...
  • Senate cancels confirmation hearing for Jerry Brown prison appointees

    SACRAMENTO -- One day after Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a prison spending plan opposed by Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), the Senate canceled a confirmation hearing for two Corrections Department directors appointed by the governor....