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Karen Bass

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  • California's costly budget

    It's not over. The 2008-09 state budget is so late, and so lame, that it won't really be finalized until next year -- if then. Its passage Friday and expected signature by the governor early next week provide some relief to the clinics that were about...
  • Budget dead ends and delays

    No, really, how bad could it be? How seriously should we take the state's latest budget crisis if a clutch of lawmakers, including the chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee, is spending the emergency session in India? What kind of buy-in from...
  • L.A. labor leader used charity's employees for politics, workers say

    A Los Angeles labor leader now the target of a corruption probe routinely ordered employees of a charity he headed to work on campaigns for political candidates -- a practice barred by law -- according to people who said they participated in such...
  • Mark Ridley-Thomas works to connect with voters

    During a day of stop-and-go campaigning for the 2nd District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas paused for a little criticism from his campaign manager: You need to do more to toot your own horn. "You have...
  • Democrats are going to need prodding to reach budget accord

    Democrats are going to need prodding to reach budget accord
    Animal analogies come to mind when somebody asks, "What is going on in Sacramento with the budget deficit?" In one sense, the scene's like a horse race with some of the beasts balking at the starting gate. They'll get there eventually, but it'll take...
  • Schwarzenegger cuts $500 million more as he signs budget

    Schwarzenegger cuts $500 million more as he signs budget
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday signed a budget plan sent to him by lawmakers to close the state's monumental deficit, using his veto pen to impose nearly $500 million in additional cuts. The new reductions will affect child welfare and children'...
  • Sharp words in race for L.A. city attorney

    With the March 3 election less than three weeks away, the race for Los Angeles city attorney is taking a considerably sharper tone. A day after several city officials expressed their dislike of a campaign mailer sent by City Councilman Jack Weiss, one of...
  • Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race

    Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race
    When former Assemblyman Roderick "Rod" Wright talks about his upcoming election bout against Assemblyman Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton), he sometimes refers to a classic 1980 boxing match -- the one in which a younger Larry Holmes defeated legendary...
  • Schwarzenegger eager to sign budget, stump for measures

  • Note to budget doctors: Don't spare the knife

    Note to budget doctors: Don't spare the knife
    Bill Lockyer has some simple, blunt advice for Democratic legislators struggling to make painful budget cuts: Just assume you're not going to get reelected. Then dig in and slash. Democrat Lockyer -- the state treasurer, former attorney general and...
  • Speaker boycotts California budget session

    Speaker boycotts California budget session
    Prospects for a resolution of the state's financial crisis darkened further Monday, with a top lawmaker saying negotiations were "getting worse," as the state's credit rating dropped to its lowest level in years. Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los...
  • Opposition to state budget deal mounts

    Opposition to state budget deal mounts
    Less than 24 hours after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders announced a plan to close California's massive budget deficit, Los Angeles County officials moved to sue the state, a union for government workers said it might strike, and...