| Nov 14, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Multi-millionaire businessman and former L.A. mayor Richard Riordan has accepted a police union's challenge to put his mouth where his money is....
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Wisconsin recall election: In what may be the ultimate reality show, Wisconsin is injecting technology into popular democracy by putting the review of recall petitions online in real time....
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:53 PM
One of L.A.'s largest public employee unions admitted that a staffer sent an email to members asking that they sign "fake names/addresses" on a petition being circulated by former Mayor Richard Riordan to place a pension initiative on the ballot....
| Jan 17, 2012
| 9:35 PM
If all Proposition 13 did was cap property taxes, it would have been a hollow victory for overtaxed Californians because government bodies would have easily increased other taxes in their place....
| May 3, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Labor groups are mounting a last-ditch effort to dissuade the group California Forward from placing on the November ballot a constitutional amendment to change the way California assembles its budget....
| Nov 1, 2012
Proposition 35, the human trafficking measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, is a near-perfect example of how far the initiative process has strayed from its original role as the people's essential check on the Legislature and how it is now helping to run the...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Wisconsin’s embattled Republican governor, Scott Walker, has defeated an effort by labor unions and Democratic activists to end his tenure early, according to early results and exit polls.
The state has been a center of political controversy for...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:05 AM
Surrounded by dozens of supporters at an evening campaign rally in Madison on May 30, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin’s tumultuous recall election, had something encouraging to tell the crowd: The fact...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 3:01 PM
Organizers of an effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have delivered a petition with more than a million signatures to state elections officials today, a key step in a process that could put the Republican's fate in the hands of voters as early as...
| Oct 22, 2012
SACRAMENTO — One guy stole a loaf of bread. Another was caught with a speck of meth. Somebody grabbed $1 in change from a parked car.
These men all had one thing in common besides being losers. They were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 8:00 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Opponents of an auto insurance initiative on the November ballot are accusing supporters of violating state cyber-fraud laws by buying up all the addresses for potential yes and no Internet sites.
But the campaign for Proposition 33, waxing...