| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:41 PM
By Jim Christie
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry
Brown is being peppered with requests from fellow Democrats in
the legislature as he prepares his state budget plan, but they
should not expect he will embark on a spending spree...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:46 PM
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Democrats who control
California's Assembly said on Wednesday their priorities for the
next state budget include more spending on early childhood and
higher education and leaving $2 billion in reserve at the end of
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:11 PM
SACRAMENTO--Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles), a candidate for state controller, said Tuesday he would like to step down from his leadership post early next summer.
“It’s a natural transition point right after the budget is...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:01 PM
SACRAMENTO--Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) has shuffled a number of policy committee appointments, resulting in three new chairs and a full slate of assignments for the Assembly's newest Democrat.
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) is...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The California Arts Council, the agency behind state government’s arts grants, is putting down most of its chips from a one-time, $2-million funding windfall on several new bets involving arts education and community improvement through the arts....
| Nov 21, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. In its most optimistic budget forecast in more than a decade, the Legislature's fiscal analyst said Wednesday that California is poised for years of multibillion-dollar surpluses.
However, even a moderate economic downturn could...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:36 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers from both parties offered condolences and support Thursday to Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), whose father was found shot to death in a family home last night.
Brown said in a brief statement that...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:21 PM
SACRAMENTO -- About 100 demonstrators from across the state rallied in Sacramento on Wednesday to protest the state Department of Toxic Substances Control’s handling of hazardous waste in their communities.
Complaining that California was “...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Hours after their contract expired, thousands of Los Angeles County workers took to the streets of downtown Tuesday morning rallying for higher wages and blasting county leaders for failing to recognize the sacrifices they made during the recession....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:29 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A delegation of nine California state lawmakers has left on a trip to Sweden and Norway to study how the Scandinavians have advanced environmental and energy policies.
The trip is one of several largely paid for over the years by the...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 11:24 AM
News of a third adult-film actor testing positive for HIV is putting new pressure on both the industry and state lawmakers.
The HIV cases have added fuel to a push for a statewide mandate for condom use in adult films. L.A. County voters approved such a...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:36 AM
The HIV case that prompted a new moratorium on shooting in the adult film industry involves a third performer, an industry group has confirmed.
Last month an actress who goes by the screen name Cameron Bay tested positive for HIV, prompting a weeklong...