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  • Calif. Senate adopts new ethics standards, rejects others

    The state Senate took action Monday aimed at restoring public trust after a series of scandals by creating a new position of ethics ombudsman, installing protections for whistle-blowers and banning the raising of campaign funds during August, the last...
  • Gov. Brown, lawmakers trade goodies to reach on-time budget

    Gov. Brown, lawmakers trade goodies to reach on-time budget
    Old-fashioned horse trading, back scratching and leveraging — the proven path to successful legislating, especially budgeting. It may emit a slight odor for the queasy. But it beats how, say, some Sunnis and Shiites settle their differences....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, lawmakers push closer to budget deal

    With only days left to hammer out a deal on the state budget, legislative leaders say they're close to a final agreement. "We've still got some details to flesh out," said Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego). "We feel pretty good about where we...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry tries to woo Tesla in Sacramento

    Driving an electric Tesla Model S sedan, the governor of Texas whisked into the state capital of California on Tuesday with a not-subtle message that he wants to keep nabbing businesses from the Golden State. Although in the state for a series of...
  • Related story: California design of driver's license for immigrants rejected

    Related story: California design of driver's license for immigrants rejected
    Federal authorities have rejected California's proposed design for a driver's license for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, saying it is not distinguishable enough for security purposes from permits given to citizens. The Washington officials want the...
  • Hernandez: More discussion needed on affirmative action

    SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) portrayed Monday the shelving of his amendment to overturn the state's ban on affirmative action in higher education as an attempt to defuse the increasingly heated backlash the proposal has...
  • Senate's chief sergeant-at-arms steps down amid controversy

    Turmoil continued to plague the California Senate on Tuesday with Chief Sergeant-at-Arms Tony Beard Jr. stepping down after withholding information from the Senate leader about cocaine use by one of his officers. “To leave a lifelong career is not...
  • California courts Tesla for battery factory

    California is back on the map as a potential site for Tesla Motors' proposed battery factory but remains a long shot, the electric car company's Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday. Musk said the automaker is working through a number of issues with...
  • How California should budget for climate change

    How California should budget for climate change
    A new federal report on climate change released by the White House does not focus, as previous reports did, on predictions about the future but instead offers stark descriptions of the here and now: shorter winters, intensified storms, deepening drought,...
  • California Senate panel approves tougher ethics rules

    The state Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved three measures aimed at improving ethics in the scandal-plagued upper house, including the creation of an ombudsman to receive allegations of misconduct and a blackout on campaign fundraising during...
  • Legislative leaders reach deal on Brown's rainy-day fund plan

    California legislative leaders have reached a deal on Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to stockpile cash to cushion the state from future economic downturns and to pay off debt, according to Capitol sources close to the negotiations. The bipartisan accord...
  • Revised Brown plan for rainy-day fund gets bipartisan support

    Revised Brown plan for rainy-day fund gets bipartisan support
    Gov. Jerry Brown's reelection bid received a boost Thursday when top Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature united behind a compromise version of his plan to save money in a rainy-day fund and pay off state debt. The bipartisan accord advances...