| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed legislation easing environmental regulations for developments in California cities, including a new basketball arena in downtown Sacramento.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 2:16 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday approved a four-year extension of carpool lane access for electric cars and low-emission vehicles, but vetoed a bill that would have allowed solo motorists in regular cars access to those lanes on two Los Angeles...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:56 AM
A report on "60 Minutes" has resulted in a new California law giving consumers the ability to make sure their credit reports are accurate.
Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) said she was watching the CBS program and was struck by the results of...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:47 PM
WASHINGTON — On the website for Jim Fulner's U.S. Senate campaign, 34 letters and numbers appear in a string above the "Donate Now!" button.
They are the code for his campaign's bitcoin wallet, where holders of the so-called digital currency can...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:12 PM
When the sky became the limit for most political spending after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the skywatchers like Ann Ravel had to readjust their telescopes. As head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, she policed the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:48 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday will hold signing ceremonies in Los Angeles and Fresno to approve AB 60, which will allow people in the country illegally to receive a permit to legally drive in California, his office announced Wednesday....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:54 PM
WASHINGTON — In a long-anticipated move to restrict the flood of secret money in campaigns, the IRS for the first time proposed rules to rein in the political activities of tax-exempt groups that have emerged as heavyweight players in American...
| Jun 27, 2013
Marc Rich, the trader known as the "King of Commodities" whose controversial 2001 pardon by President Clinton just hours before he left office unleashed a political firestorm of criticism, died Wednesday. He was 78.
The billionaire trader in oil, metals...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:24 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Ann Ravel, California's top campaign finance watchdog, was nominated to the Federal Election Commission by President Obama on Friday.
As chairwoman of the state's Fair Political Practices Commission for the last two years, Ravel has been a...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Brad Sherman is accusing Howard Berman of improperly overpaying his brother, Michael Berman, for campaign services in years when Howard Berman faced little or no reelection opposition. The Sherman campaign filed a complaint with the Federal Election...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:33 PM
A federal appeals court judge has revived a $1-billion copyright infringement lawsuit by Viacom Inc. against Google Inc.'s YouTube....