| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:31 PM
When Rep. Gary Miller this week became the latest California congressman to throw in the towel, the Rancho Cucamonga Republican in effect delivered his district into Democrats' hands.
While Miller's is the only one of the five open House seats in...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The decision of Rep. George Miller to retire when his term ends could affect the political dynamic in the state Capitol.
State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said Monday he will run for Miller’s 11th Congressional District seat. If he wins, that...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:25 PM
SACRAMENTO — Man goes to work. Woman visits a mall. Child sits in class. Couple attends a movie. All have one thing in common. They are vulnerable to being shot and killed by some "innocent law-abiding citizen."
Anyone who owns a firearm is law-...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:16 AM
In the coming weeks, Gov. Jerry Brown will likely sign AB 484, a measure that would put the state at odds with the Obama administration and risk $1.5 billion in federal funding by effectively suspending data collection on K-12 student achievement for...
| Sep 8, 2013
A proposed bill to overhaul California's standardized school testing system includes some provisions that are bold and forward-looking. After all, there is no point in continuing with the old tests of student progress in English and math this year when...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:33 PM
The California Assembly on Wednesday easily approved an overhaul of the state's student testing system in which schools and parents would not receive test scores for at least a year.
The vote of 51 to 22 was largely along party lines, with Democrats...
| May 30, 2013
| 11:56 AM
SACRAMENTO -- The California Assembly approved legislation Thursday that would allow thousands of child-care workers to join unions, renewing a controversial proposal that has been vetoed by governors from both political parties.
The bill (AB 641),...
| May 18, 2013
| 11:20 PM
In an effort to prepare students for an ever-changing world, the face of education is undergoing considerable changes across the nation.
The common core standards, which have been adopted by 45 states and four territories, are set to not only change...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:13 PM
A plan to suspend California’s standardized testing for certain grades while new computerized exams are developed could save $15 million, the state’s top education official said Wednesday. State Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown wielded a heavy veto pen in the final days of bill-signing season, including rejections that angered some of his Democratic allies, including organized labor....
| Jan 13, 2013
| 6:18 PM
SACRAMENTO--Robbing Peter in the suburbs to pay Paul in the inner city seems politically perilous. Even unjust.
Particularly after we just soaked the rich to balance the state budget and keep public schools afloat.
I mean, how much income...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 9:41 PM
An Assembly subcommittee on Wednesday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to trim state-funded college scholarships known as CalGrants, two days after thousands protested budget cuts at the Capitol. Students packed the hearing in opposition to the cuts,...