| Feb 20, 2009
California's economic problems are deeper today than they would have been had a balanced budget been adopted last year. But perhaps today should be reserved for expressions of relief. Although California's Republican lawmakers appeared bent on self-...
| Sep 3, 2008
The speeches and program activities for the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.
All times are local for St. Paul, Minn. Program starts at 6 p.m. PT.
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (local time; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. PT)
Speakers: Anne Beiler; Sen. Norm Coleman,...
| Sep 3, 2008
| 2:56 PM
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT
Speakers: Anne Beiler; Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn.; Renee Amoore; State Sen. Abel Maldonado of California; Carolyn Dunn
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. PDT
Speakers: Dr. Elena Rios; Ruth Novodor; Christy Swanson; Michael Williams, Texas...
| Sep 17, 2009
In his former life, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in the action-thriller "Collateral Damage." Last week, he had only a bit role in the collateral damage inflicted by fellow Republicans in the state Senate.
In the flick, victims included his wife and...
| Dec 7, 2009
Within a few weeks, the embattled and belittled California Legislature will take one of two actions:
* Approve state Sen. Abel Maldonado's nomination by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to be lieutenant governor because that's the smart and right thing to do....
| Jul 22, 2009
Less than 24 hours after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders announced a plan to close California's massive budget deficit, Los Angeles County officials moved to sue the state, a union for government workers said it might strike, and...
| Jul 28, 2009
Beyond the mind-numbing numbers, the partisan bickering and the all-night legislative sessions was a web of forces that helped shape the state budget package Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to sign today. Some scenes from behind the scenes:...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:20 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown's public approval rating has surged to a new high, and he is the overwhelming early favorite to win re-election next year, according to a new Field Poll.
Nearly six in 10 registered voters 58 percent approve...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:16 AM
DENVER (AP) — The ad seems like an artifact from an earlier political era — a grainy mug shot of a convicted murderer, flashing police lights, a recording of a panicked 911 call and then a question about Colorado's Democratic governor, up...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:40 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats are on the cusp of a coveted supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate, giving them the rare power to raise taxes without any Republican support.
No single party has held such a supermajority in...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 12:58 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Asking voters to slap a $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund cancer research seemed like a cinch in health-crazy California, where lighting up already is banned in bars, public buildings and on many of its golden beaches.
But the tobacco...