| 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...
| May 14, 2010
Political party: Republican
Occupation: California lieutenant governor
Age: 42; born in Santa Maria
City of residence: Santa Maria
Personal: wife, Laura Maldonado; four children
Education: studied crop science at Cal Poly San Luis...
| 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:...
| Jul 14, 2010
Republican state senator
Republican state Sen. Dave Cox, 72, who served as minority leader of the Assembly from 2001 to early 2004, died Tuesday at his home in the Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks. He had prostate cancer.
Cox represented the...
| 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...
| 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...