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  • End the supermajority

    End the supermajority
    Most legislative bodies operate by majority rule: Get more votes than your opponents, and you win. It works that way with legislation, and in most of the democratic world it works that way when adopting the annual budget, a political body's most vital...
  • Was Arnold right to terminate the budget?

    Was Arnold right to terminate the budget?
    Today's question: Was Schwarzenegger right to veto the budget? Has the governor done anything different from the way Gray Davis handled or would handle the budget? Previously, Bradley and Boyarsky discussed Schwarzenegger's promise to never raise taxes...
  • California's foster-care paradox

    Let's blame it on Google. If the search engine monolith weren't so dizzyingly successful, its stock wouldn't have been worth billions of dollars to the 16 company founders and insiders in 2006 who decided to partially cash out. That stock sale did more...
  • Letters to the editor

    Rankled by raises Re “State pay hikes are withdrawn,” April 23 It is becoming more clear each day in California that politicians care only about themselves. It's also nice to know that after the news leaked about the pay raises, Assembly...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Energy and Sacramento

    It is one of Sacramento's enduring mysteries: Why does legislation that is overwhelmingly popular with lawmakers, the administration and the public sometimes vanish into a bureaucratic black hole? Is it interference from special interests, bad leadership,...