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  • Gov. Brown signs bill to increase ethics, tax agencies' audit power

    SACRAMENTO -- California's ethics and tax agencies now have more power to conduct campaign finance investigations under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday. The law gives the Fair Political Practices Commission and the Franchise Tax Board the...
  • Lacking supermajority, state senator offers finance bill concessions

    Lacking supermajority, state senator offers finance bill concessions
    SACRAMENTO -- Three weeks after Republicans blocked a measure that would curb anonymous political donations, state Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) said Thursday he would amend the bill to address concerns of GOP lawmakers. The change is necessary after...
  • California adds another private prison

    This post has been corrected. See the note below for details. SACRAMENTO -- California corrections officials have agreed to lease another private prison within the state, telling the GEO Group it will get $9 million a year to house some 260 female...
  • Gov. Brown offers help to counties taking more felons

    Gov. Brown offers help to counties taking more felons
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday told law enforcement officials from throughout California that he is willing to do more to help them absorb the thousands of felons being sent to county jails rather than prison as part of the realignment...
  • EDD makes big improvements in phone service

    SACRAMENTO — They're finally answering phones at California's beleaguered unemployment benefits agency. Four months ago, 9 out of 10 callers couldn't reach a live staffer at the Employment Development Department, according to official call logs....
  • Indispensable insider looks out for Gov. Jerry Brown's interests

    Indispensable insider looks out for Gov. Jerry Brown's interests
    SACRAMENTO — Nancy McFadden begins most mornings on a conference call with other members of Gov. Jerry Brown's inner circle, the governor occasionally chiming in from the background. When Brown took office, the gathering, led by his wife, Anne...
  • Brown's state librarian appointment isn't by the book

    SACRAMENTO — Librarians aren't known for being loud, but Gov. Jerry Brown may hear some raised voices from that scholarly crowd over his decision Tuesday to appoint a politically connected journalist as the state librarian. Greg Lucas, 55, is a...
  • Kashkari unveils jobs plan he says would 'unleash' the private sector

    Kashkari unveils jobs plan he says would 'unleash' the private sector
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari unveiled a jobs plan Tuesday that calls for corporate tax breaks, hydraulic fracturing of some California oil deposits, reduced regulations on business and increased spending on water storage. The 10-...
  • Letters: Buyer's remorse on the bullet train

    Re "Bullet train won't meet target travel time, panel says," March 28 It is a sad irony that Gov. Jerry Brown, dubbed the "anti-politician" in The Times last week, has been uncharacteristically blinded by politics when it comes to the bullet train. It...
  • Being water wise: Embracing a low H20 lifestyle

    OAKLAND, Calif. While the average single-family home in the East Bay Municipal Utility District used 135 gallons of water per person per day last year, Elizabeth Dougherty got by with just 30 gallons. The lowest she's hit: 20 gallons a day. In the...
  • Is the Legislature rotten to its core?

    Now that the California Senate has voted to suspend three of its members, all accused or convicted of criminal wrongdoing, legislators hope the issue will quickly vanish. And that's precisely the problem with this action. Giving three senators a "time...
  • Officials kept in dark about crude oil transfers at California rail facility

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Since at least last September, trains carrying tank cars filled with crude oil have rolled into the former McClellan Air Force base. Workers have transferred the oil, including some volatile Bakken crude, from trains to tanker trucks,...