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Karen Bass

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  • Speaking with the new speaker

    Karen Bass, California's new Assembly speaker, visited The Times last week to discuss her efforts to fix California's tax structure, negotiate a balanced budget with Republicans and reform foster care in the state. Below is a partial transcript of her...
  • Karen Bass Is A Target Atop The California Assembly

    Karen Bass Is A Target Atop The California Assembly
    Assembly Speaker Karen Bass takes pride in being a consensus-builder, a soothing and maternal let's-get-along kind of leader. Now please pardon the interruption -- Madam Speaker is ticked off. She simmered as efforts to tame California's $26.3-billion...
  • Tastemakers: Power & Grace

    Tastemakers: Power & Grace
    J.J. Abrams Hollywood Multi-hyphenate, Founder of Bad Robot Productions With blockbusters like Star Trek and Armageddon, not to mention TV series Alias, Lost and Fringe, the producer, director, screenwriter, actor and composer has set himself apart as an...
  • Schwarzenegger sweeps out nursing board

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger replaced most members of the state Board of Registered Nursing on Monday, citing the unacceptable time it takes to discipline nurses accused of egregious misconduct. He fired three of six sitting board members -- including...
  • Governor Releases Ad Vowing To Cut Spending, Veto Taxes

    Governor Releases Ad Vowing To Cut Spending, Veto Taxes
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger went on the offensive Monday in the stalled state finance talks, releasing a television ad in which he vows to oppose any budget that raises taxes or "spends money we do not have." The governor's commercial comes at an...
  • Governor And Lawmakers Fail To Reach Budget Deal

    Governor And Lawmakers Fail To Reach Budget Deal
    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and California's top lawmakers failed to reach a budget deal Wednesday night. Earlier in the day, both the governor and Assembly Speaker Karen Bass expressed optimism that a budget compromise would be made. They're trying to...
  • Education Squabble Stalls California Budget Deal

    Education Squabble Stalls California Budget Deal
    Fresh off a disappointing evening of budget negotiations that halted amid simmering frustration, legislative leaders and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vowed to forge ahead today in hopes of settling on a final package to stem California's $26.3-billion...
  • Governor Postpones Budget Talks

    Governor Postpones Budget Talks
    Lawmakers' optimism about finally reaching a deal to close the state's $26.3 billion budget deficit on Sunday turned out to be wishful thinking as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger abruptly postponed talks. Legislative leaders said they had been on the verge of...
  • California Budget Talks Still Underway: A Deal At Last?

    California Budget Talks Still Underway: A Deal At Last?
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders are holding a budget negotiating session today after canceling talks scheduled for Sunday evening. The leaders have said for days that they are near agreement on a package to eliminate California's $26....
  • Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal

    Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and California's legislative leaders agreed Monday on a plan to close the state's $26 billion budget shortfall, potentially getting the state back on firm financial ground so it can stop issuing IOUs. The governor and leaders...
  • California Legislature finally approves budget deal

    California Legislature finally approves budget deal
    After a grueling 20-hour session, California lawmakers approved a budget package Friday that would close most of the state's $26.3-billion deficit with deep, broad cuts to state government. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he would sign the legislation...
  • Federal judges order California to release 43,000 inmates

    Federal judges order California to release 43,000 inmates
    California must shrink the population of its teeming prisons by nearly 43,000 inmates over the next two years to meet constitutional standards, a panel of three federal judges ruled Tuesday, ordering the state to come up with a reduction plan by mid-...