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Phil Matier: Campaign Contributions Flow As Usual In Sacramento Post Yee Arrest

Even seasoned lawmakers will admit it: campaign finance reform can be a tricky issue for legislators and constituents to tackle, but with the recent indictment of state Sen. Leland Yee, the topic is again circulating in Sacramento and beyond.

04/01/2014

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Gun Owners’ Groups Eye Recall Campaigns Against California Lawmakers

Gun owners groups said Thursday they are considering recall campaigns against five Democratic lawmakers in California, including Assembly Speaker John Perez, for supporting a variety of firearms bills this year.

10/24/2013

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Legislative Leaders Say California Budget Deal Near

Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders moved close to a state budget deal Monday that is expected to revamp education funding and begin restoring some of the social services cut during the recession.

06/11/2013

Ryan Andresen of Moraga was kicked out of the Boy Scouts after 12 years and denied the rank of Eagle Scout after coming out as gay. (Andresen family photo)

California Honors Gay Teen Kicked Out Of Boy Scouts

Assembly Speaker John Perez, who is openly gay himself, will recognize 18-year-old Ryan Andresen at the opening legislative session at noon.

12/03/2012

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Organ Donation Becomes Part of California’s Curriculum

Students in the state’s public schools are about to get a lesson or two in organ and tissue donation.

09/28/2012

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California Lacks Plan To Pay For Middle Class Scholarship Act

The California Assembly has approved a bill to cut the cost of attending a California public university for middle class students who make too much money to qualify for financial aid, but no vote has been scheduled on the complicated tax code maneuver needed to pay for the plan.

05/31/2012

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California Lawmakers Helping Battle Unemployment Among National Guard

By some estimates, the unemployment rate of returning National Guard men and women is 5 – 10% higher than the state average. In some units, half of all returning soldiers cannot find work.

04/02/2012

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California’s Assembly Leader Aims To Slash College Costs

California’s Assembly Speaker John Perez wants to cut college costs by two thirds by cutting corporate tax breaks to raise a billion dollars each year. Perez is introducing his plan in Sacramento Wednesday.

02/08/2012

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California Democrats Sue Controller For Halting Lawmaker Pay

he Legislature’s Democratic leaders have filed a lawsuit against the state controller for blocking lawmakers’ pay last year after deciding they had failed to meet their constitutional deadline for passing a balanced budget.

01/24/2012

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California Lawmakers Treated To Luxury Hawaii Resort By Special Interest Groups

A group of California lawmakers spent last week at a luxury hotel, all expenses paid, while attending an issues conference during a politically tumultuous week in California.

11/22/2011

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