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  • State panel delays action on pay raises for governor, legislators

    State panel delays action on pay raises for governor, legislators
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is paid less than some mayors and city managers in California, but a state panel that sets his salary balked Thursday at giving him and lawmakers a pay raise, saying it wants more information before making a decision....
  • Reubin Askew dies at 85; '70s Florida governor led school integration

    Reubin Askew dies at 85; '70s Florida governor led school integration
    Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who guided the state through a period of school busing to achieve integration in the 1970s, died early Thursday at a Tallahassee, Fla., hospital. He was 85. Ron Sachs, a former aide and family spokesman, confirmed his...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declines to seek reelection

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declines to seek reelection
    TUCSON — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday she would not seek a third term, forgoing a campaign that would have required her to challenge the state's term limits measure. The Republican had left open the option of running this year,...
  • New Jersey's handling of Superstorm Sandy funds questioned

    New Jersey's handling of Superstorm Sandy funds questioned
    POMONA, N.J. — His state wrecked and reeling from Superstorm Sandy, Chris Christie made himself the face of New Jersey's comeback effort with a take-charge tour de force that became a cornerstone of an expected run for president. But the made-for-...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer bows to term limits law, will not run again

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer bows to term limits law, will not run again
    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday she would not seek a third term, forgoing a campaign that would have required her to challenge the state's term limits measure. The Republican had left open the option of running this year,...
  • California Democrats get an outside perspective

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who spoke at the California Democratic convention in Los Angeles this weekend, sized up for The Times a very different gathering taking place in his home state. At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon...
  • State Democrats' meeting ends on fractious note

    State Democrats' meeting ends on fractious note
    California Democrats broke with Gov. Jerry Brown by calling for the legalization of marijuana and a ban on "fracking" in the state party's official platform Sunday. The Democrats' support for decriminalizing and taxing recreational cannabis and...
  • Gavin Newsom celebrates 10-year anniversary of first same-sex weddings

    Gavin Newsom celebrates 10-year anniversary of first same-sex weddings
    In a "Winter of Love" event at the California Democratic Party convention this weekend, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom celebrated the 10th anniversary of his having flouted state law by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “It’s an...
  • Bring on the candidates — it's election season in California

     Bring on the candidates — it's election season in California
    Monday is opening day, of sorts, in the 2014 election season. In the races for governor and seven other statewide offices, for Congress and the Legislature, and for four key Los Angeles County offices, everything up until now has been a kind of...
  • Conservative gathering reflects challenge for GOP

    Conservative gathering reflects challenge for GOP
    OXON HILL, Md. — After steep losses in the 2012 election, there was broad agreement within the Republican Party that its biggest challenge was bridging the divide with key voter groups — minorities, women and young voters — who threw...
  • At convention in L.A., Democrats are warned against complacency

    At convention in L.A., Democrats are warned against complacency
    California Democrats gathered Saturday to celebrate their dominance in state politics, buoyant about their prospects in this year's elections. But the party's annual convention showed potential minefields for a group that appears to be at the peak of...