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Alex Padilla

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  • Secretary of state candidates make their case at L.A. forum

    Secretary of state candidates make their case at L.A. forum
    From dysfunctional technology to disaffected voters, California's next top elections official is going to have his or her hands full. But all of the six men who have filed paperwork to run for secretary of state so far said at a candidates forum this...
  • Secretary of State candidates make their case in early L.A. forum

    Secretary of State candidates make their case in early L.A. forum
    Meeting in Los Angeles Monday night, all six announced candidates for California secretary of state offered their sometimes-contrasting views of the job each hopes to win in this year's elections. Co-hosted by theĀ  ACLU of Southern California, the...
  • California lawmakers report meals, sports tickets, other gifts

    California lawmakers report meals, sports tickets, other gifts
    SACRAMENTO -- While a state Senate panel considers further restrictions on gifts, California lawmakers reported Monday receiving thousands of dollars in sports tickets, meals, amusement park entries and other gifts, many from special interests that...
  • Sen. Padilla seeks blackout period on fundraising by state lawmakers

    Sen. Padilla seeks blackout period on fundraising by state lawmakers
    SACRAMENTO – State lawmakers would be prohibited from raising campaign funds for more than three months at the end of each legislative session under legislation proposed Thursday by state Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The blackout on...
  • Ban plastic bags, statewide

     Ban plastic bags, statewide
    The bill to ban single-use plastic carryout bags is back, and California has never been more ready for it. A third of Californians, including shoppers in the city of Los Angeles, already must either use their own reusable bags at the supermarket or pay...
  • Money pours into campaigns for candidates seeking statewide posts

    Money pours into campaigns for candidates seeking statewide posts
    Money flowed into the election campaigns for California's slate of lower-rung statewide political offices in 2013, a batch of races expected to vary from piping hot to, well, snoozers. Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom currently face...
  • Competitive California congressional races attract millions

    Highly competitive congressional races in California, attracting interest across the nation, were already drawing many millions of dollars in donations even before the election year began, according to new campaign reports. From the Bay Area to San...
  • Dan Schnur makes a nonpartisan pitch

    Dan Schnur makes a nonpartisan pitch
    SACRAMENTO — Dan Schnur may represent a new trend and the embodiment of California political reform. Then again, he may be just another wannabe officeholder living in fantasy land. Schnur, 50, a former Republican strategist and spokesman —...
  • Three GOP state senators call for vote to expel Roderick Wright

    Three GOP state senators call for vote to expel Roderick Wright
    SACRAMENTO – Three Republican state senators called Tuesday for an immediate vote on expelling state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) a week after he was found guilty of eight felony charges including perjury and voter fraud. Steve Knight of...
  • Republican, Democratic lawmakers divided over Brown speech

    Republican, Democratic lawmakers divided over Brown speech
    SACRAMENTO -- Republican lawmakers were critical of the governor's State of the State address Wednesday, saying it was light on details and sugarcoated economic issues and what they said were policies unfriendly to business. “When we have a...
  • Dan Schnur to run for California secretary of state

    Dan Schnur to run for California secretary of state
    SACRAMENTO -- USC politics professor and former Republican strategist Dan Schnur announced Friday that he will run for California secretary of state on a platform of proposals that includes banning lawmakers from campaign fund-raising while the...