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Karen Bass

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  • 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...
  • Bagging an opportunity

    California lost a tremendous opportunity last week when AB 2058 was quietly shelved in a state Senate committee. The bill would promote the use of reusable bags by placing a 25-cent fee on each plastic and paper bag consumers use at stores. Such a fee...
  • Measure B: Solar savior or shady politics?

    Measure B: Solar savior or shady politics?
    Today's topic: City Controller Laura Chick says she'll vote no on Measure B because she thinks "the entire process of how it ended up on the ballot stinks." On the other hand, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other local leaders tout Measure B as a badly...
  • The MTA's sales-tax boondoggle

    Led by L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who penned an article recently in The Times, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is proposing a raid on transit riders and taxpayers to fund a network of rail projects and highway...
  • Solar energy without Measure B

    Solar energy without Measure B
    Today's topic: What happens with solar energy in Los Angeles if Measure B doesn't pass? Click here to read previous exchanges in this Dust-Up. Solar, starting from scratch Point: Jack Humphreville If voters reject Measure B on March 3, the Los Angeles...
  • 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...
  • 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    Rankled by raises Re “State pay hikes are withdrawn,” April 23 It is becoming more clear each day in California that politicians care only about themselves.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...
  • 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...
  • Schwarzenegger on taxes, immigration and more

    Hours after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his latest budget revisions Wednesday, he sat down with Times editors and reporters to share his thoughts on taxes, the entertainment business and more. Below are excerpts of his remarks. You can find the...
  • 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......