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John A. Perez

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  • Toni Atkins will briefly be California's first openly gay governor

    With California's governor, lieutenant governor and state Senate president pro tem all out of town for part of Wednesday, newly elevated Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) finds herself briefly serving Wednesday as acting governor. Atkins is the...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Republican mayor of Fresno enters state controller race

    SACRAMENTO -- Two-term Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin is launching a bid for state controller, her campaign announced Wednesday. Swearengin, a Republican, injects the GOP into a race that has so far been an intra-party battle between two high-profile...
  • Candidates scramble for endorsements at Democratic Party convention

    Politicking at the California Democratic Party Convention by candidates competing for official endorsements continued Saturday morning after delegate-hunting at a round of parties the night before. Volunteers started with pep talks and breakfast at...
  • High lead levels in soil near battery plant prompt health warnings

    High lead levels in soil near battery plant prompt health warnings
    Elevated levels of lead have been found in the soil of homes and a preschool near a battery recycling plant in Vernon, prompting officials to issue health warnings and order more testing in adjacent neighborhoods. State toxic waste regulators said the...
  • 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...
  • Lieu urges big budget hike to $25 million for state arts grants

    Lieu urges big budget hike to $25 million for state arts grants
    State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) said Wednesday that he would submit a bill that would commit at least $25 million a year from state tax coffers to California’s government arts grant making agency, the California Arts Council. If adopted, the...
  • Settlement of lobbyist Kevin Sloat's case falls short, key lawyer says

    Settlement of lobbyist Kevin Sloat's case falls short, key lawyer says
    SACRAMENTO -- An attorney who aided an investigation that resulted in fines against lobbyist Kevin Sloat said the settlement of the matter approved Thursday by the state Fair Political Practices Commission falls short and fails to address some of the most...
  • California using $2-million arts grant windfall for new programs

    California using $2-million arts grant windfall for new programs
    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....