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Alex Padilla

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  • California lifts suspension of green energy tax credit

     
    California lifts one-month suspension of sales tax credit for purchase of equipment used to manufacture alternative energy products....
  • California treasurer: Put renewable-energy tax exemption on hold

     
    California Treasurer Bill Lockyer, the head of panel that hands out sales tax exemptions to renewable-energy manufacturing companies, wants to suspend the program in the wake of the Solyndra scandal. Lockyer said he will ask fellow members of the...
  • Special treatment for downtown stadium OK'd by Legislature

     
    The Legislature on Friday approved a special legal process for a proposed 72,000-seat football stadium in downtown Los Angeles, but not before trying to expand the exemption from protracted environmental court challenges to other big projects. The state...
  • Sen. Alex Padilla takes lead on football stadium bill

     
    State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) said late Thursday that he will be the author of SB 292, the long-anticipated legislation that would restrict legal challenges to a football stadium project proposed in downtown Los Angeles....
  • Phones in prison: We should have listened to Schwarzenegger [Blowback]

     
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger correctly pointed out the problem years ago, establishing a program within the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to study cellphone jamming and detection, to conduct random searches at prisons, and even...
  • California secretary of state candidates clash over ethics ideas

    SACRAMENTO — Stirred up by a series of Capitol scandals, four candidates for California secretary of state clashed at a forum Wednesday over who is best suited to restore voter faith in state government. Candidates Alex Padilla, Dan Schnur, Pete...
  • California secretary of state candidates clash at forum

    SACRAMENTO – Energized by Capitol scandals, four candidates for California secretary of state clashed in a forum Wednesday over which one is best suited to restore voter faith in state government. Candidates Alex Padilla, Dan Schnur, Pete Peterson...
  • Tougher ethics rules advance in California Senate committee

    Tougher ethics rules advance in California Senate committee
    SACRAMENTO — A raft of bills to set tougher ethics rules for California politicians cleared their first legislative hurdle Tuesday as the state Senate prepared for a daylong refresher course on standards of conduct. Lawmakers say better...
  • Senate panel supports governor filling legislative vacancies

    Senate panel supports governor filling legislative vacancies
    SACRAMENTO -- Alarmed by the cost of holding special elections whenever a vacancy occurs in the Legislature, a state panel on Tuesday endorsed putting a measure before voters that would allow the governor to appoint people to fill empty seats. Los...
  • Group calls for boycott of secretary of state debate

      SACRAMENTO -- The decision by the Sacramento Press Club to exclude from a debate three of the seven candidates for secretary of state led Tuesday to a call by one watchdog group for all contenders to boycott the event. The protest action was...
  • Ethics a focus for 7 remaining California secretary of state candidates

    Ethics a focus for 7 remaining California secretary of state candidates
    SACRAMENTO — The arrest of a front-runner in the race for California secretary of state on corruption charges has made ethics a key issue for the seven candidates still in the contest. State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) quit the race after...