| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure aimed at reducing deportations of legal immigrants who are convicted of misdemeanors.
The measure, SB 1310, was one of 24 bills signed by the governor, among them a ban on homeowners associations...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:15 PM
California State University will have to cut planned enrollment growth for the fall term -- from about 20,000 to 10,000 students -- after state funding fell short of expectations.
The more pessimistic assessment was presented Tuesday to the Board of ...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:24 AM
It was Neel Kashkari’s third gig as a talk radio guest host since he emerged from last month’s primary as Gov. Jerry Brown’s Republican challenger, and the pressure was on to walk the party line.
One caller asked if Kashkari had...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Any way you cut it, the situation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site outside Simi Valley is a mess.
The 2,850-acre former rocket engine test center is contaminated by a vast menu of radioactive isotopes and toxic chemicals. The condition of its...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:00 AM
With a state panel set this week to consider pay raises for Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers, the Brown administration has declared vacant a seat held by a member who led the charge in past years to cut officials’ salaries by 23%.
| Jun 1, 2014
| 6:26 PM
This may be the most ho-hum statewide election ever held in California. But there couldn't be more at stake for ailing Republicans. They're teetering on life or death.
Does the state GOP begin the lengthy road back to recovery? Or does it fall into...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 6:18 PM
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....
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may be running for governor someday. So his first mayoral visit to Sacramento last week was intriguing.
Yes, of course, it's way too early to speculate about who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown, a virtual cinch to win a...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:23 PM
In politics, symbolism is key, and the California Democratic Party's new headquarters is no exception.
The building that officially opened on Monday was constructed with union labor and meets exacting environmental standards with solar panels on the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:00 AM
A stronger state economy, voter-approved temporary tax increases and new budget rules have helped drain some of the drama out of the Legislature's annual budget process. And with lawmakers now having completed that process on time for four consecutive...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Justice Marvin R. Baxter will retire after 24 years on the California Supreme Court, it was announced Wednesday.
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier version of this post included Court of Appeal Justice Martin Jenkins in a list of Latinos whom...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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It isn't all that the state Legislature's arts allies had hoped for, but the 2014-15 budget recently passed by the Senate and Assembly includes a $5 million increase for the California Arts...