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  • Abel Maldonado does about-face, supports gay marriage

    Abel Maldonado does about-face, supports gay marriage
    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...
  • On prison overcrowding, judges offer Brown a shortcut past politics

    On prison overcrowding, judges offer Brown a shortcut past politics
    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...
  • Skelton: Maldonado off to a bad start

    Skelton: Maldonado off to a bad start
    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...
  • Maldonado, mulling gubernatorial bid, hits Brown's prison policy

    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...
  • Democrats gain big in Legislature

    Democrats gain big in Legislature
    Democrats were within striking distance of a supermajority in the state Senate late Tuesday, and were drawing near in the Assembly as well, moving the party closer to unilateral power to raise taxes. The potential gains, a result of sweeping changes...
  • Prop. 39 would end tax giveaway, raise $1 billion for California

    Prop. 39 would end tax giveaway, raise $1 billion for California
    SACRAMENTO — During the middle of a winter night in 2009, sleep-deprived legislators and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger devised the deal from hell. It included a tax incentive for out-of-state corporations not to build facilities or hire employees in...
  • California GOP faces steep road back

    California GOP faces steep road back
    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...
  • Democrats target two GOP congressmen from California with TV ads

     
    Congressional Democrats began running television ads against two of the California Republicans they hope to unseat in November. Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) also have taken their battle to TV....
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce spends big on California GOP candidates

     
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday launched a TV ad campaign to help Republicans in heated California congressional races. Several of the targeted contests are in Southern California....
  • Jerry Brown, California Democrats appear to be big winners in election

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown’s $6-billion-a-year tax initiative to rescue California schools and the state's finances appeared to squeak by with a victory....
  • Capps leading Maldonado in 24th Congressional District

     
    In the race to represent California's Central Coast in Congress, Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of Santa Barbara was leading in partial returns over Republican Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria. The seat was one of the few in California that the......