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PolitiCalThe state Senate late Friday gave final legislative approval to a package of cost-cutting measures for the public pension system in California....
PolitiCalA tax on timber came back from the dead early Saturday morning, with lawmakers giving their final stamp of approval to the proposal in the final minutes of a legislative session that stretched past midnight....
PolitiCalA state audit released on Tuesday provides new evidence on how loose accounting can lead to inaccurate reports, false alarms and even misguided policies. The review examined the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund, which collects fees on oil...
PolitiCalSen. Pavley, a Democrat, leads in fundraising over Republican Zink in the election for the 27th Senate District contest....
PolitiCalCalifornia college students who have been hit by tuition increases may get a financial break from the state after lawmakers approved twin measures Wednesday to make textbooks more affordable -- on the Internet....
PolitiCalBob Dutton: Senate Minority leader Bob Dutton of Rancho Cucamonga announced Friday that he will step down after the Republican caucus chooses a new leader in January....
PolitiCalA proposal by Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) probably won't make her many friends among her colleagues. She wants to reduce the Legislature to part-time status and cut its pay from $95,000 annually to $1,500 a month. Grove is one of......
Opinion L.A.The majority party needs to take up public employee pension reform in a meaningful and responsible way by giving proposals by the governor and legislative Republicans a fair hearing....
PolitiCalIn an annual quirk of California government, lawmakers approved 78 budget bills on Thursday -- and they were all blank. The bills function as shells. As negotiations continue and tax revenues are tallied, they will be amended with actual budget......
Reporting from Sacramento -- Every month, Ann Ravel gets a paycheck from her salary as chairwoman of California's ethics watchdog agency and a second, bigger check from her public pension as a retiree. The double payments, which total more than $305,...
L.A. NOWA bill introduced by state Sen. Tom Harman (R-Costa Mesa) and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this week seeks to bring crime-victim notification into the 21st century. Senate Bill 852 takes effect immediately and enables the state Department......
PolitiCalUnder fire for spending $111,316 in taxpayer funds to feed themselves this year, state senators have acted to end the practice. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said a majority of the five-member Senate Rules Committee voted...
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