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SACRAMENTO -- Despite efforts to restrict the practice, California elected officials were showered with gifts last year from special interest groups, including tickets to Lakers and Giants games, concerts, cigars, expensive meals, lodging at casino...
PolitiCalAssembly Speaker John Pérez of Los Angeles said early Wednesday that he believes his Democrats have captured a two-thirds majority in the lower house, while Senate Democrats were within striking distance if they could win some races in which they......
PolitiCalThe California Senate on Tuesday approved a two-year extension of tax credits for the film and television industry, providing $100 million annually through July 2017. "The film and television industry is critically important to the economic vitality of...
PolitiCalThe state Senate on Wednesday approved a measure allowing up to 450,000 illegal immigrants in California to get state driver’s licenses once they are awarded work permits under a new federal program providing a reprieve from deportation. The bill...
PolitiCalCalifornia lawmakers shelve bills limiting their gifts, providing tax breaks for Olympians...
PolitiCalUnder a measure approved by the state Senate, California lawmakers would no longer be able to accept concert and sports tickets, golf games and other gifts from companies lobbying the Legislature....
PolitiCalSen. Sam Blakeslee, one of the only Republican senators willing to try negotiating a budget deal with Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown last year, plans to start a new think tank after leaving the Legislature next year....
PolitiCalCalifornia Republican lawmakers failed Thursday to engineer the first override of a gubernatorial veto in three decades....
PolitiCalA proposal by Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) probably won't make her many friends among her colleagues. She wants to reduce the Legislature to part-time status and cut its pay from $95,000 annually to $1,500 a month. Grove is one of......
L.A. NOWGov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law a bill that makes it a misdemeanor to deliver contraband such as tobacco products or wireless devices to state mental hospital patients.The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) and...
L.A. NOWThe Legislature on Friday approved a special legal process for a proposed 72,000-seat football stadium in downtown Los Angeles, but not before trying to expand the exemption from protracted environmental court challenges to other big projects. The state...
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