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John A. Perez

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  • Assembly approves tax credits for aerospace industry

    Assembly approves tax credits for aerospace industry
    The California Assembly on Thursday approved a fast-tracked proposal to provide up to $420 million in tax breaks over 15 years for the aerospace industry. The bill by Assemblyman Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) would offer credits for an "advanced strategic...
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  • High School Football: Stukonis shines at Newport Harbor weightlifting event

    High School Football: Stukonis shines at Newport Harbor weightlifting event
    Strength has always been one of the keys to Newport Harbor High's success on the football field for the last 28 years under Coach Jeff Brinkley. Two people who have helped the Sailors become one of the strongest programs in Southern California are...
  • Assembly committee seeks boost to post-prison services

    Assembly committee seeks boost to post-prison services
    A special legislative committee created last fall in the wake of federal court orders to improve state prison conditions and reduce crowding is calling for increases in the services and spending the state devotes to rehabilitation efforts and post-...
  • As Assembly speaker, he helped tame the budget. What's next for John Pérez?

    John A. Pérez became speaker of the Assembly, arguably the second-most powerful position in California, on March 1, 2010. When he took the oath, the state faced the highest unemployment rate in its recorded history and a budget shortfall of $60 billion....
  • North-South battle emerges over leadership of California Legislature

    North-South battle emerges over leadership of California Legislature
    SACRAMENTO -- The chance that Southern Californians may lead both the state Senate and Assembly in the next year is drawing concern from groups including the Bay Area Council. They note it has been a tradition for decades that if a Northern California...
  • Annette Bening to star in push for tax-form donations to arts ed

    Annette Bening to star in push for tax-form donations to arts ed
    Annette Bening has taken on what some might consider the most challenging role of any actor's career: persuading Californians to send the tax collector more money. The California Arts Council -- the government agency that oversees the state’s arts...
  • Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long

    Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of a drought emergency in California received widespread praise from state lawmakers, although some criticized the governor for not taking action sooner. Lawmakers, farmers and activists for weeks have been...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown lays out agenda for year in State of the State speech

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a swipe at California's critics during his State of the State address to the state Legislature on Wednesday, praising a "California comeback" he said delivered a million new jobs, a budget surplus and higher minimum...
  • Toni Atkins wins unanimous support from Democrats for leadership post

    SACRAMENTO -- Assembly Democrats made it official Wednesday: Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) is their choice to be the next speaker of the Assembly. Atkins, who is now the Assembly majority leader, secured unanimous support from her colleagues...
  • State controller overstepped power on budget, appeals court rules

    SACRAMENTO -- A state appeals court has ruled in favor of the California Legislature in its battle with State Controller John Chiang over his 2011 decision to dock legislators’ pay after he concluded the budget they passed was not balanced. A...
  • Money pours into campaigns for candidates seeking statewide posts

    Money pours into campaigns for candidates seeking statewide posts
    Money flowed into the election campaigns for California's slate of lower-rung statewide political offices in 2013, a batch of races expected to vary from piping hot to, well, snoozers. Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom currently face...