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.
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.
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.
Assembly Speaker John Perez, who is openly gay himself, will recognize 18-year-old Ryan Andresen at the opening legislative session at noon.
Students in the state’s public schools are about to get a lesson or two in organ and tissue donation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.