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Patrick McGreevy

Patrick McGreevy covers the California Legislature out of the Sacramento bureau. Since joining the Los Angeles Times in 1998, he has worked in the City Hall and San Fernando Valley bureaus, writing about subjects including Valley secession, LAPD reform and city government during the administrations of Mayors Richard Riordan, James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa. He is a native of San Diego and a graduate of San Jose State University.
California's campaign watchdog agency could soon lower fines for many political violations

Fewer politicians and campaigns would face significant financial penalties for breaking California campaign and ethics laws under a proposal that could soon be adopted by the state’s political watchdog agency.

California lawmakers to consider ban on guns for those convicted of serious alcohol-related crimes

Californians convicted of serious alcohol-related crimes would lose their firearms for ten years under legislation proposed Wednesday by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).

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