California state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a “job killer”.
State Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, believes the money for a planned expansion of a Richmond jail should be used for more job training programs that would reduce incarcerations.
Unless there’s an 11th-hour deal, portions of the Patriot Act is set to expire at the end of this month. East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is concerned about what that could mean for national security.
U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez is apologizing after a videotape surfaced showing her making a “whooping cry” in reference to Native Americans during a talk with constituents during the state Democratic Convention in Southern California this weekend.
California’s Democratic state senators are pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to speed up water spending in the face of a relentless drought.
Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts are suggesting that Rep. Nancy Pelosi should leave the party’s leadership team in Congress after big electoral loses last year and in 2010.
A Bay Area billionaire environmentalist hopes to put GOP White House hopefuls on the climate-change “hot seat,” and give the Koch Brothers a run for their money.
California’s 7th District Decides DeSaulnier’s Replacement In Tight, 3-Way State Senate Special Election
Voters in California’s 7th District head to the polls for a special election Tuesday, to decide a new state Senator since Mark DeSaulnier was elected to replace retired veteran Congressman George Miller.
Congressman Mike Honda was in a nearly empty House Chamber listening to a California colleague speak on Homeland Security spending when he fell asleep on camera.
A video of the chair the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee has gone viral because of his statements linking climate change and God.