John Perez

Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel on Maui (CBS)

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.


Children. (AP)

Governor Brown Blocks Unionization Of Child Care Workers

Gov. Jerry Brown has dealt a blow to labor by blocking a bill that would have let California child care workers unionize.


California State Capitol

California Assembly Committee Votes Down Open Budget Talks

A committee that oversees spending in the California Assembly has voted against considering a lawmaker’s proposal to approve Assembly budgets in public.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/29/2011

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feud Continues In Sacramento Over Public Records

Southern California Assemblyman Anthony Portantino was the only Democrat to vote against the state budget and claims his office budget was cut because of that.


California Governor Jerry Brown (R) delivers the State of the State address as Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) looks on at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Calif. Assembly Speaker Challenges GOP On Producing Budget Plan

Assembly Speaker John Perez said Republicans have run out the clock on Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan for a June special election on tax extensions, so he is challenging GOP lawmakers to come up with a plan of their own.

CBS San Francisco–04/12/2011

California State Capitol

Legislative Vote On California Tax Election Nears

The most immediate question for the session beginning Tuesday remains whether the Gov. Brown and majority Democrats can get Republican support for an election this summer.

CBS San Francisco–03/28/2011

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California GOP Issues Wish List Of Budget Demands

Democratic leaders in the state Legislature said they were growing frustrated after weeks of negotiations with Republicans failed to yield a budget deal.

CBS San Francisco–03/25/2011


California Subsidies For Low-Income Childcare Restored

The state has the money to keep offering subsidies to help low-income families pay for childcare, Assembly Speaker John Perez said Friday.


State Democrats Announce Budget Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCBS) _ Seven weeks after California’s budget deadline came and went, state Democrats have announced that they’ve reached an agreement within their own party on a budget plan.