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State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced Thursday that he will run for California secretary of state in 2014, joining what looks to be shaping up as a crowded field that includes other current and former lawmakers. Padilla, 40, was elected to the...
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PolitiCalSenate favors moratorium on university executive pay hikes...
PolitiCalNow that Gov. Jerry Brown has unveiled his budget proposal, it’s time for lawmakers to pull out their red pens. The Senate Budget Committee held its first hearing Thursday, and its Assembly counterpart will do the same Tuesday. Until the......
PolitiCalThe Legislature needs to crack down on pay raises for top California State University executives, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg told reporters on Thursday. Steinberg (D-Sacramento) was angered that trustees approved salary hikes for two new...
PolitiCalA day after California State University trustees approved 10% pay hikes for two executives, a state Senate committee balked at advancing legislation that would prevent such increases in the future....
PolitiCalUnder fire for spending $111,316 in taxpayer funds to feed themselves this year, state senators have acted to end the practice. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said a majority of the five-member Senate Rules Committee voted...
Opinion L.A.The GOP's surge across the country has put Obamacare in jeopardy, but California's lame-duck Republican governor has nevertheless signed a series of bills that implement key pieces of the federal healthcare reform law. And in so doing, he put California.....
Booster ShotsNow that public officials and health authorities have recognized the growing problem of obesity, the question is what to do about it. Today, over several hours, California legislators heard testimony about sugar-sweetened soft drinks as they consider...
Times Staff WriterEfforts to bolster earthquake safety in California have hit roadblocks at the state and local levels as memories of major temblors fade and lawmakers and business owners balk at the cost of retrofitting structures. Last month, Gov. Arnold...
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