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  • Senate leader divvies up Calderon committee posts

    Senate leader divvies up Calderon committee posts
    SACRAMENTO -- Two months after state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon was stripped of all his committee assignments in the midst of an FBI probe, the Senate's leader recommended Monday that they be divvied up to other lawmakers for the coming year. Senate...
  • Calderon focusing more on district since losing committees, he says

    SACRAMENTO -- Stripped of all his committee assignments, state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) said Monday he will focus more attention on issues in his Los Angeles County district while awaiting the end of an FBI investigation into bribery...
  • Democrats in Legislature want to expand early childhood education

    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...
  • Quake danger: Lawmaker calls on state to boost funding for fault maps

    Quake danger: Lawmaker calls on state to boost funding for fault maps
    A state lawmaker Monday called on his colleagues to boost funding immediately to map known active earthquake faults, a safety measure that would keep new construction from being built atop or too close to dangerous faults.  "Allowing buildings that...
  • Secret policy allows governor to veto public job bias cases

    SACRAMENTO — A long-secret policy has allowed the governor to veto employment discrimination cases against public agencies without explanation or disclosure, hampering the work of the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, a legislative...
  • Steinberg seeks to restore grants for mental health offender programs

    SACRAMENTO -- State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) on Thursday proposed resurrecting state grants for county programs that deal with mentally ill people who run afoul of the law. After a decade of state funding, the Mentally Ill Offender...
  • Steinberg seeks to restore mental health funds for criminals

    SACRAMENTO — Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said Thursday that he will seek to restore a state program that funded county services for mentally ill people who run afoul of the law. After a decade of state funding, the Mentally...
  • Judge adds solitary confinement to prison crowding negotiations

    Judge adds solitary confinement to prison crowding negotiations
    This post has been updated. SACRAMENTO — Federal judges considering California’s request for more time to reduce prison crowding have asked the state in turn to limit how long some mentally ill prisoners spend in solitary confinement. U.S....
  • Assembly Democrats outline budget plans

    SACRAMENTO -- With California's finances rebounding, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) sees an opportunity to stash billions of dollars in a rainy day fund and spend more money on social services and educational programs.  Pérez and...
  • California leaders remember and mourn Mandela

    SACRAMENTO -- California politicians on Thursday mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African leader who helped bring an end to apartheid. “Nelson Mandela fought heroically for freedom and a truly democratic society," Gov. Jerry...
  • Vacant seats? Let the governor fill 'em

    SACRAMENTO — Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he has seen enough. He wants to rid California of incessant special elections to fill vacancies in the Legislature. The elections interrupt the legislative process, he asserts, and they bleed local...
  • California's finances improving faster than expected

    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...