It’s rare but the two houses of the California Legislature are about to choose two leaders from Southern California: Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, as its president pro tem, and Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, its speaker.
David Campos is looking to fill the spot that will be vacated by Tom Ammiano.
Democratic State Sen. Leland Yee announced Monday morning his intent to run for California Secretary of State – when he is termed out of the state Legislature in two years.
President Barack Obama epitomizes the need for a one-term limit for presidents of the United States.
The measure would reduce the total number of years lawmakers can serve in the Legislature, but it would allow them to serve all 12 years in one house.
Californians were deciding whether to tweak legislative term limits to allow lawmakers to remain in either the Assembly or Senate for up to 12 years.
California voters appear ready to approve two statewide initiatives on the June 5 ballot, Proposition 28 to shorten legislator term limits and Proposition 29 to increase cigarette taxes, according to a new poll.
Proposition 28 on the June 5 primary ballot would reduce the total number of years lawmakers can serve in the Legislature from 14 to 12, but it would allow them to serve all of that in one house.
Even though most Californians think the budget remains a big problem, just a slim majority of likely voters say they support Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed tax initiative for the November ballot, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California.
The activists who championed property tax caps and lawmaker term limits said they planned to begin circulating petitions for a ballot measure that would make the California Legislature a part-time body.