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  • Brown poised to OK temporary limits on public records law

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown indicated that he would support protecting public access to government records in a constitutional amendment to be voted on next fall, but still supports temporarily weakening the law that ensures public access to...
  • Exemption for California PUC chief stalls budget finalization

    Exemption for California PUC chief stalls budget finalization
    SACRAMENTO -- Under a provision tucked into budget legislation by the state Senate, the president of the California Public Utilities Commission would be exempt from a proposal intended to prevent commissioners from spending agency-related funds that...
  • On prison overcrowding, judges offer Brown a shortcut past politics

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown has claimed many reasons for why he can't meet the court order to cut prison crowding, including state and local restrictions on reducing sentences or releasing inmates early. So federal judges, in another order released...
  • State voters could decide on open-records law next year

    SACRAMENTO -- One day after California officials reversed course on a measure that could have limited public access to government documents, two lawmakers on Friday introduced a proposed constitutional amendment that they said would strengthen the state&...
  • Ron Kaye: Outcry preserves the right to know

    Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant last week when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown to discuss state budget deal

    Gov. Jerry Brown will talk about the budget deal he has reached with Democratic legislative leaders at a news conference Tuesday afternoon in the state Capitol. Details of the plan began to emerge on Monday. They include major victories for the governor...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown nips and tucks to reach California budget deal

    SACRAMENTO -- Reaching a deal on the state budget required juggling various numbers on spending, tax revenue and debt repayments to make everything fit. Democratic lawmakers agreed to use Gov. Jerry Brown's more conservative estimates on state income...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, top lawmakers hail budget deal

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders made it official on Tuesday afternoon: They have a budget deal.  Brown held a press conference with Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles)...
  • Skelton: Voters made budget deal possible

    When a deal was reached on the state budget, Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez gathered in the Capitol to declare victory. Missing from the press conference, says George Skelton in his Thursday column,...
  • Blockbuster day in Capitol for budget vote

    SACRAMENTO — After months of public hearings and backroom negotiations, the state budget will be up for a vote in the Legislature on Friday.  Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers reached a deal on the budget earlier this week, and staff have been...
  • Assembly to weigh constitutional amendment on local taxes, bonds

    SACRAMENTO -- The budget won't be the only big issue being considered by the Assembly on Friday. Democrats have scheduled a vote on a controversial constitutional amendment that would make it easier for cities and counties to raise property taxes or...
  • After FBI search of Sen. Calderon's office, a waiting game

    SACRAMENTO -- Ever since federal agents searched the office of Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), everyone in the Capitol has been waiting for another shoe to drop. But William J. Portanova, a defense lawyer and former prosecutor who is working with...