| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:37 PM
The Supreme Court will hear a 1st Amendment case this week involving Chicago-area in-home care providers that could end up dealing a major blow to public-sector labor unions.
Illinois, California, Maryland, Connecticut and other states have long used...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:24 PM
SACRAMENTO — So the state of the state's governor is static — at least until he is safely reelected.
Until the election year blows over, Gov. Jerry Brown is stationary — in a crouch, protecting himself politically, satisfied with the...
| Jan 23, 2014
Workers shouldn't have to choose between their jobs and their consciences. They shouldn't have to pay money to press a political agenda they don't agree with, and if they belong to a union that uses their dues for politicking, as most unions do, they...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:41 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The UC regents on Thursday hired an executive of a Canadian investment fund to be the chief manager of the university system's $82 billion in endowment and pension investments and will pay him more than $1 million a year if he...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Los Angeles is a city facing economic decline, weighed down by poverty, strangled by traffic and suffering from a crisis of leadership, according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member panel of influential civic leaders.
The Los Angeles 2020...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:02 PM
The race to replace termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky refocused Thursday, with former City Controller Wendy Greuel deciding against a run and news emerging that former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver had filed papers to fundraise...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:58 AM
NEW DELHI -- After eight attempts over five decades, the lower house of the Indian Parliament passed an anti-corruption bill Wednesday, paving the way for an independent ombudsman with the authority to prosecute bureaucrats and politicians.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Adele is running out of awards and honors she can receive. The artist, who in the last year picked up an additional Grammy Award as well as an Academy Award, on Thursday was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Steve Glazer may represent the California Legislature's wave of the future. Then again, he may just crash on the rocks.
Glazer is a moderate Democrat running for the Assembly while bucking powerful organized labor.
That just is not done in...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:28 AM
So it’s official: The top transportation posts in the nation’s three largest cities are in play.
Los Angeles’ Jaime De La Vega is out effective Dec. 1. New York’s Janette Sadik-Khan has made no announcements but has labeled her...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.