| Sep 1, 2013
Both Gov. Jerry Brown's ill-considered plan for complying with a court-ordered prison population cap by contracting out for inmate beds, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's much smarter plan to control the flow of new inmates into prison, are...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:22 PM
If he has any hopes of unseating Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014, Republican Abel Maldonado has some work ahead of him.
The former lieutenant governor and state legislator raised more than $300,000 during the first half of this year as he explores a possible...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:14 PM
I have no idea whether Gov. Jerry Brown read the letter that was sent to him earlier this week by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. And if he did, I have no idea whether he answered it. But if he did, I like to think it would look something like this:...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, a likely 2014 gubernatorial candidate, said he supported the Supreme Court’s ruling that cleared the way for gay marriage in California, and said that same-sex couples should be afforded the same rights and...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:42 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown has claimed many reasons for why he can't meet the court order to cut prison crowding, including state and local restrictions on reducing sentences or releasing inmates early.
So federal judges, in another order released...
| Feb 25, 2013
SACRAMENTO — The Republican Party has become so pathetic in California that it can't even find a candidate to run for governor next year.
Correct that. It isn't even looking. Wouldn't know where to begin.
The party's in no position to recruit...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Back in February, George Skelton examined the Republican field of potential candidates for governor and said Abel Maldonado seemed like a pretty good idea.
Maldonado is a moderate in a party that has drifted to the right and a former mayor, lawmaker and...
| May 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
SACRAMENTO — It seemed like a fairly good idea at the time — the idea of Abel Maldonado running for governor.
He wasn't going to win. But neither would he be a Republican embarrassment.
There was no Republican in sight with even a faint...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Abel Maldonado, in his first public move since announcing that he was considering a run for governor, on Wednesday attacked Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison policy, arguing that Brown has made Californians unsafe by allowing certain criminals serve their...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:39 PM
EMILY's List, a national organizaton that backs pro-choice, Democratic women, is endorsing Assemblywoman Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica). Brownley is running against five other candidates for an open Ventura County congressional seat....
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and former Gov. Pete Wilson are heading an honorary host committee for former Rep. Steven T. Kuykendall. He is one of several candidates running for the 47th Congressional District in Long Beach and Orange County....