| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:05 PM
UC San Diego and UC Riverside are first and second in the annual "socially conscious" ranking of national universities being released Monday by Washington Monthly magazine.
For the fourth year in a row, the San Diego campus topped the Washington Monthly...
| Jul 10, 2013
Re "Closer to majority rule," Column, July 4
George Skelton's advocacy for making it easier to pass bonds and higher taxes is troubling, given how overtaxed Californians already are.
California has the highest income tax rate, the highest state...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Beginning today, nearly 30 members of Congress will get a small taste of what it’s like to rely on food stamps. Those calling for deeper cuts can rest assured though; this will come at no cost to the federal government.
The group of House...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- The government reported more positive signs for the economic recovery Thursday as initial jobless claims dropped last week and consumers' personal income and spending rose in May.
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:09 PM
A new national survey ranked California Gov. Jerry Brown at No. 10 among U.S. governors for private-sector job creation since he took office in 2011.
In its ranking, On Numbers, a blog from the American City Business Journals, noted that under Brown'...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:37 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The fiscal year ended on a high note for California, according to a report released Monday evening by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office.
The report said income and corporate taxes generated $1 billion more than Gov. Jerry...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
SACRAMENTO — California tax revenue is much better than expected, says the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office.
In a report released Tuesday, the office said income taxes collected in June will probably be $500 million more than Gov. Jerry...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:18 AM
SACRAMENTO -- California tax revenue in May was nearly $1 billion better than Gov. Jerry Brown's most recent projections, according to an administration report released Friday morning.
The strong numbers were largely due to a $550-million jump in...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:24 PM
As a member of Congress, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) is proud to stand up for the principles of limited government and individual responsibility.
The first-term congressman expresses skepticism about such safety-net programs as food stamps, regarding...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:10 AM
With the Supreme Court handing down a tentative decision on affirmative action Monday, many colleges nationwide may look to California, where voters banned racial preferences in 1996.
The 7-1 decision, joined by both conservatives and liberals, tells...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Two California legislators want to require insurance for gun owners...