Gray Davis

San Quentin State Prison

California Voters May Soon Decide On Death Penalty Changes

Three former California governors announced a proposed ballot initiative Thursday designed to speed up the state’s lengthy death penalty process.


Los Angeles Traffic (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Will Californians Pay Up For Better Roads?

California voters may get a chance to help improve the state’s roadways, but are they willing to foot the bill?


San Quentin execution chamber

3 Ex-California Governors Oppose Death Penalty Repeal

Three former California governors joined prosecutors and families of murder victims Tuesday to urge voters to reject a ballot proposal next week that would abolish the state’s death penalty.


California State Capitol

Coalition Proposes Revamping California Tax System

Some of California’s most prominent political and business leaders are proposing to revamp the state’s tax structure to bring in more revenue.


Gov. Brown Allows Parole For 106 Convicted Killers

Gov. Jerry Brown has adopted a parole policy far more lenient than his predecessors, blocking the parole orders of only 27 convicted killers facing life sentences since taking office in January.