| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:36 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers from both parties offered condolences and support Thursday to Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), whose father was found shot to death in a family home last night.
Brown said in a brief statement that...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — A federal court ordered law enforcement officials Thursday to respond to an accusation by state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon that they leaked a confidential FBI affidavit alleging that he took bribes.
A clerk for U.S. District Judge Troy...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:33 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has resigned from a law firm that represents the son of a medical firm executive named in an FBI affidavit on the Capitol corruption investigation, an aide said Friday.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:59 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Democrats in the state Senate want to use an upcoming jump in education funding to make transitional kindergarten available to every 4-year-old in California.
The proposed investment in early childhood education, which would total nearly...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:54 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A proposal to use money from the state’s cap-and-trade system of pollution credits to help fund the proposed high-speed rail system “is going to be one of the central issues in the budget,” Senate President Pro Tem...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:24 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown finally is showing us the money he hopes to parlay into paying for his bullet train. Basically, it's the cash from selling licenses to pollute.
It's not called pollution licensing, of course. Officially, it's a cap-...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The decision of Rep. George Miller to retire when his term ends could affect the political dynamic in the state Capitol.
State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said Monday he will run for Miller’s 11th Congressional District seat. If he wins, that...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:32 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's finances are improving faster than expected and schools could receive billions in extra funds next year, according to the Legislature's budget advisors.
"The state's budgetary condition is stronger than at any point in...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:59 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown expressed hope Tuesday that court-ordered negotiations can resolve the lingering impasse over how to relieve prison crowding in California.
As ordered by federal judges, the Brown administration has been in talks with...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Steve Glazer may represent the California Legislature's wave of the future. Then again, he may just crash on the rocks.
Glazer is a moderate Democrat running for the Assembly while bucking powerful organized labor.
That just is not done in...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown is back on the doorstep of the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking an order to let him go ahead with contracts that would send thousands more inmates to private prisons out of state.
The governor notified federal judges in...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is open to traffic and motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians have expressed approval of the single-tower suspension span's elegant beauty.
Then there are these facts: The...