politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference on October 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former San Francisco DA Kamala Harris Re-elected State Attorney General

Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris has defeated her little-known Republican challenger in a bid for her second term as California’s top attorney.

11/05/2014

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State Controller John Chiang To Be California’s Next Treasurer

Controller John Chiang has won his bid to move from California’s chief accountant to its top banker.

11/05/2014

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SF Voters Approve Proposition J, Will Raise Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour By 2018

San Francisco voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Proposition J, which raises the minimum wage for employees to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015 — with annual increases that would reach $15/hr by 2018.

11/04/2014

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SF Proposition G, Property Tax To Discourage House-Flipping, Rejected By Voters

San Francisco Proposition G, which would impose an additional tax on the sales price of multi-unit property sold within five years of purchase, was defeated by voters on Tuesday.

11/04/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

Voters Turn Down Proposition 46 To Lift Medical Malpractice Cap, Require Drug Tests For Doctors

Voters on Tuesday soundly defeated Proposition 46, a proposal to lift a decades-old cap on courtroom damages for medical negligence.

11/04/2014

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Voters Approve Proposition 47, Reducing Penalty For Low-Level Crime

California voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 47, a ballot initiative that will reduce penalties for low-level drug and property crimes to save hundreds of millions of dollars in prison costs.

11/04/2014

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Voters Reject Proposition 45, That Would Allow Insurance Commissioner To Regulate Healthcare Rates

Proposition 45, which asked voters if they want the state insurance commissioner to regulate health care rates for small businesses and individual health plans, appeared to be heading toward defeat Tuesday.

11/04/2014

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Proposition 48, To Permit Vegas-Style Indian Casino In Central Valley, Trailing With 30% Of Vote Counted

A Native American tribe’s plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley nearly 40 miles from its reservation was trailing with a third of the votes counted on Tuesday evening.

11/04/2014

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Lawsuit Seeks To Block SF’s Airbnb Legislation; Calls It ‘Unconstitutional’

San Francisco’s new law legalizing home shares suffered a setback Monday when HomeAway filed a lawsuit challenging the measure.

11/03/2014

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Bryan Parker and Don Perata. (photo credit: Doug Sovern)

Former State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata Endorses Bryan Parker For Oakland Mayor

Just six days before the election, one candidate won a key endorsement on Wednesday in the race for Mayor of Oakland from the man who finished second the last time around.

10/29/2014

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