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  • California Sen. Ben Hueso arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

    State Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) was arrested early Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the California Highway Patrol. Hueso, 44, was stopped at 2:24 a.m. by CHP officers who spotted him driving the wrong way on...
  • Gov. Brown, California Democrats seek $3 million to help migrant kids

    Seeking to address the swell of unaccompanied children from Central America who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally, Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers announced Thursday a proposal to provide $3 million in legal aid to those minors. "Helping...
  • Tempers flare in state Senate over flurry of hostile amendments

    Tempers flared in the state Senate on Thursday over a series of hostile amendments proposed by Republicans, including one on the hot-button issue of immigration. The Senate approved a bill that would expand the number of immigrants in the country...
  • California lawmakers OK new campaign rules for water board members

    Lawmakers on Wednesday approved new campaign rules in response to a controversy involving the political activities of suspended Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, both Democrats from Montebello. The legislation,...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction

    Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction
    California governors have enormous power to shove around legislatures. And Gov. Jerry Brown has learned how to use it without working up a sweat. Here's the latest example: At the state Capitol, the notion of providing schoolchildren with adequate...
  • California Assembly approves measure to block suspended lawmakers' pay

    The Assembly on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment that, if approved by voters, would allow pay and benefits to be withheld from suspended legislators, but the measure will not be appearing on the November ballot. The measure by Senate...
  • Measure to withhold pay from suspended legislators misses 2014 ballot

    Amid criticism over three state Senators continuing to collect salaries as they serve suspensions, a ballot measure that would allow lawmakers to suspend colleagues without pay has missed the deadline for the 2014 ballot. The Assembly has not acted to...
  • Competition heats up for Tesla's gigafactory

    PALO ALTO, Calif. Tesla Motors' plan to build a massive battery manufacturing plant its "gigafactory" has set off fierce competition for the country's biggest economic development prize in years. As the five states under consideration intensify efforts to...
  • State lawmakers approve ballot measure for $7.5 billion water bond

    State lawmakers approve ballot measure for $7.5 billion water bond
    California lawmakers approved a ballot measure for a $7.5 billion water bond Wednesday evening, following an eleventh-hour scramble to secure bipartisan support by increasing funding for new reservoirs. Soon after lawmakers wrapped up, Brown signed AB...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond
    Five years after producing a pork-bloated water bond proposal that failed the smell test, the Legislature has offered up a new serving that's lean and digestible. Credit mainly Gov. Jerry Brown, who had the right recipe: smaller portions, light on delta...
  • Lawmakers reach deal on $7.5 billion water bond, Republican leader says

    State Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff on Wednesday said a deal has been reached on a ballot measure for a $7.5 billion water bond, following a flurry of last minute negotiations over funding for new reservoirs. Republican lawmakers had pushed for $3...
  • Gov. Brown on water bond compromise: 'We're very close'

    Warning that there is only a narrow window of opportunity to act on water, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he and lawmakers were "very close" to a deal on a new water bond. The governor touted his latest proposal, rolled out Monday as "a very...