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  • Sacramento stalls on renewable energy

    California is seen as a national, even worldwide, pioneer on environmental issues such as fighting global warming and pursuing renewable energy. But somewhere along the trail, the state has broken a couple of wheels on its Conestoga wagon. Four other...
  • Fixing foster care in California

    For years, thousands of California youths were abused or neglected twice over -- first by parents who couldn't or wouldn't provide basic care, then by governmental agencies that sent them to live with strangers instead of extended family, only to cut them...
  • California taxes, California needs

    California taxes, California needs
    Usually it's conservatives who argue that some jurisdiction or another is being mistreated because it gets less back in spending or services than it pays in taxes. Don't raise our taxes, they argue, until we get our money's worth. But now Democrats are...
  • Send the legislators home at night

    Send the legislators home at night
    Here's another Sacramento reform for the long "to do" list -- one that wouldn't require a vote of the people or even the governor's signature. Prohibit the Legislature from voting on any bill after sunset. No exceptions -- and especially not a budget...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Budget mess makes California vulnerable to crippling credit downgrade, official warns

    State Treasurer Bill Lockyer warned today that state leaders' failure to reach a budget deal has put California at risk of a credit downgrade that would cut off access to funds needed for building schools, roads and other public works projects. "With...
  • The 2nd District's second round

    While Barack Obama was making history by claiming the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night, Mark Ridley-Thomas was creating some historical ripples of his own in the 2nd District race to replace retiring Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke. In a...
  • Today on PolitiCal: Millions promised for Jerry Brown. Diane Watson to retire. Schwarzenegger's steroid use causes Olympic buzz.

     
    Here are some of the stories we're following today on PolitiCal, our blog on all things California politics: Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) is set to announce her retirement, with Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) waiting in the wings......
  • Rep. Diane Watson announces retirement, declines to endorse successor [Updated]

     
    Ending more than three decades of public service, U.S. Rep. Diane Watson announced Thursday morning that she would step down from her congressional seat at the end of this term. She declined to endorse a successor. “I appreciate the trust......