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Bill Lockyer

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  • Bill Lockyer had the right stuff to be governor

    Bill Lockyer had the right stuff to be governor
    SACRAMENTO — Bill Lockyer should have been governor. He would have been good for California — and great for people in my line of work. The state treasurer — who announced Monday that he'll retire next year from elective office after...
  • Why have lieutenant governors?

    Why have lieutenant governors?
    You could say that Gov. Jerry Brown treats Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom like a dog. But that wouldn't be accurate. Brown's Pembroke Welsh corgi gets invited into the governor's office practically every day. Sutter gets lots of petting. He regularly walks...
  • Gov. Brown OKs bills to tighten rules on schools' use of bond type

    Gov. Brown OKs bills to tighten rules on schools' use of bond type
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday cracking down on a risky method of financing that hundreds of school districts and community colleges in the state have relied on to pay for new construction. The measure, authored by Democratic state Sen....
  • Lessons from the 2003 recall

    Lessons from the 2003 recall
    This is the 10th anniversary week of California's first and only recall of a governor. But no one is celebrating. We replaced a career politician, Democrat Gray Davis, with a Hollywood action hero, Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. Big mistake. It was...
  • DWP says it can't track millions in ratepayer money

    DWP says it can't track millions in ratepayer money
    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has directed an estimated $40 million in ratepayer money to two nonprofit groups charged with improving relations with the utility's largest employee union, but the agency claims to have scant information on...
  • Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell wins state Senate seat

    Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell wins state Senate seat
    Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) on Tuesday cruised to victory in a race for a seat on the state Senate vacated by Democrat Curren Price when he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council this year. With all precincts reporting in the...
  • Special elections today for two Los Angeles-area legislative seats

    Special elections today for two Los Angeles-area legislative seats
    Voters in two Southern California legislative districts go to the polls Tuesday to fill vacancies created when lawmakers won election to the Los Angeles City Council earlier this year. The special elections are being held to fill the 45th Assembly...
  • County treasurer targets contributions to school bond campaigns

    Financial underwriters who want to do business with the County of Los Angeles must agree not to give political donations to school bond campaigns under new rules adopted this month by government finance officials. Because Los Angeles County is by far...
  • California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement

     California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement
    SACRAMENTO — A Canadian power company will pay California electricity ratepayers $750 million to settle allegations that it bought electricity from the state and then sold it back at a huge markup during the energy crisis of 2000 and 2001. The...
  • Skelton: Jerry Brown should sign gun bills

    Skelton: Jerry Brown should sign gun bills
    The Legislature sent Gov. Jerry Brown several bills to stiffen California's gun control laws, and the governor has not tipped his hand on whether he'll sign them. "When we pass laws, it's not a decision of the moment," he told reporters. "It's a...
  • Gov. Brown signs law limiting risky capital appreciation school bonds

    Gov. Brown signs law limiting risky capital appreciation school bonds
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation cracking down on a risky method of financing that hundreds of school districts and community colleges in the state have relied on to pay for new construction. The measure, authored by...