| 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...
| 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 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...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:05 AM
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...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:04 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 1:32 PM
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....
| Sep 28, 2012
| 11:43 AM
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....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:53 AM
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....
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:44 PM
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......