KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA Poll Finds Brown Retains Wide Lead, GOP Race For Governor TighteningWhile Gov. Jerry Brown retains a huge lead less than two weeks before the June 3rd primary election, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll shows the race to be the governor's challenger in November appears to be tightening.
Phil Matier: Campaign Contributions Flow As Usual In Sacramento Post Yee ArrestEven 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 Eye Recall Campaigns Against California LawmakersGun 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.
Legislative Leaders Say California Budget Deal NearGov. 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.
California Honors Gay Teen Kicked Out Of Boy ScoutsAssembly Speaker John Perez, who is openly gay himself, will recognize 18-year-old Ryan Andresen at the opening legislative session at noon.
Organ Donation Becomes Part of California's CurriculumStudents in the state's public schools are about to get a lesson or two in organ and tissue donation.
California Lacks Plan To Pay For Middle Class Scholarship ActThe 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.
California Lawmakers Helping Battle Unemployment Among National GuardBy 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 Leader Aims To Slash College CostsCalifornia'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.
California Democrats Sue Controller For Halting Lawmaker Payhe 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.
California Lawmakers Treated To Luxury Hawaii Resort By Special Interest GroupsA 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.
Governor Brown Blocks Unionization Of Child Care WorkersGov. Jerry Brown has dealt a blow to labor by blocking a bill that would have let California child care workers unionize.
California Assembly Committee Votes Down Open Budget TalksA committee that oversees spending in the California Assembly has voted against considering a lawmaker’s proposal to approve Assembly budgets in public.
Feud Continues In Sacramento Over Public RecordsSouthern California Assemblyman Anthony Portantino was the only Democrat to vote against the state budget and claims his office budget was cut because of that.
Calif. Assembly Speaker Challenges GOP On Producing Budget PlanAssembly 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.