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  • Can California afford Tesla, and will Tesla want California?

    Can California afford Tesla, and will Tesla want California?
    State lawmakers from both parties want Elon Musk to know that they're ready to open the checkbook to persuade Tesla Motors to put its "gigafactory" battery plant in California. The thing is, it's not their checkbook, it's yours. But maybe they should...
  • Eric Garcetti endorses funding mass transit with cap-and-trade revenue

    Eric Garcetti endorses funding mass transit with cap-and-trade revenue
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined two leading state Senate Democrats on Friday to support a plan to invest the state's cap-and-trade revenue in mass transit and affordable housing.  "This is smart legislation," Garcetti said, "because it would...
  • In Sacramento, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti talks water, film tax credit

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met with Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders Thursday in his first visit to the Capitol since taking office. Water infrastructure and a proposed film tax credit were at the top of the day's agenda. Garcetti is...
  • Gaining clout in Legislature not so easy for Democrats, election shows

    Gaining clout in Legislature not so easy for Democrats, election shows
    This week’s primary election splashed a little cold water on Democrats’ hopes that they would have an easy time recapturing supermajorities in both house of the Legislature this year. Republicans were, by wide margins, the top vote-getters in...
  • Democratic Caucus approves Sen. Kevin De Leon as next Senate leader

    Democratic Caucus approves Sen. Kevin De Leon as next Senate leader
    Democratic state Sen. Kevin De Leon of Los Angeles took another step toward becoming the next leader of the California Senate on Wednesday when the Democratic Caucus approved him by acclamation as its choice for president pro tem. A floor vote on De...
  • California can afford preschool for all

    It is great that The Times recognizes the importance of high-quality early learning for low-income children. However, we disagree that a bill to provide just that to young Californians is "too ambitious." ("Steinberg's preschool bill: It's still too...
  • Bullet train funding is bargaining chip in state budget debate

    Bullet train funding is bargaining chip in state budget debate
    As the biggest cheerleader for California's $68-billion bullet train, Gov. Jerry Brown has battled lawsuits from angry landowners and intractable opposition from Republicans. And two years ago, the project barely survived a vote in a Legislature...
  • Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill

    Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill
     Shocked by the weekend's mass killings near UC Santa Barbara, state lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a new way to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from buying or owning guns. Legislators also advanced dozens of unrelated bills,...
  • Senate Democrats propose more spending on mentally ill criminals

    Senate Democrats propose more spending on mentally ill criminals
    State Senate Democrats on Wednesday offered a $165-million package of proposals aimed at reducing the number of mentally ill people locked up in prisons and jails in California. The proposals, offered just days after a disturbed student killed six...
  • Shortage of affordable housing is dire in L.A. County, advocates say

    Shortage of affordable housing is dire in L.A. County, advocates say
    Advocates for low-income Californians called Wednesday for more homes with below-market rents, releasing a report that says Los Angeles County faces the greatest shortage of affordable housing in the state. The county needs 490,340 additional homes with...
  • Calif. Senate leaders promise new laws after Isla Vista massacre

    Calif. Senate leaders promise new laws after Isla Vista massacre
    Senate Democratic leaders said Tuesday that they plan to introduce a package of bills aimed at reducing violence by emotionally disturbed individuals following the slaying of six people near UC Santa Barbara. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg...
  • State Senate OKs measure allowing voter initiatives to be withdrawn

    The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would allow proponents of initiatives to withhold them from the ballot if the Legislature agrees to a compromise effort to address the issue. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)...