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When the California Legislature works, this is one example of how it works well. But one big caveat: We're talking about functional versus dysfunctional, leadership versus ineptitude — a system that is running smoothly rather than broken. We're...
Noel Greenwood, a former senior editor at the Los Angeles Times who helped shape local and California coverage as the newspaper outgrew its modest local ambitions and transformed itself into one of national stature, died Sunday at his Santa Barbara home....
PolitiCalGov. Jerry Brown is on a roll. Democrats effusively praised his State of the State speech, while Republicans held their fire....
PolitiCalEvery year California lawmakers rush through dozens of bills with little to no public scrutiny at the end of the legislative session. "Lobbyists and legislators meet in crannies of Capitol corridors, patching together laws," writes George Skelton in his...
PolitiCalGov. Jerry Brown's plans for the state prison system will be a key part of his budget proposal as he seeks to end federal control of inmate healthcare. In Thursday's column, George Skelton says the governor's stance is both good......
PolitiCalThe country's first assault weapons ban was in California, and it was signed into law by a Republican....
PolitiCalWhen Gov. Jerry Brown pitched his new school funding plan, he described it as a just way to make sure poor districts get adequate state funding. George Skelton says the plan is actually not just at all....
PolitiCalLast month, a wide majority of Los Angeles County voters cast ballots for a measure aimed at extending a half-cent sales tax for transportation spending. But the measure failed because it fell just short of two-thirds support, the requirement to......
PolitiCalCalifornia has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, but restrictions are much weaker in neighboring states like Arizona and Nevada....
PolitiCalIn California, the death penalty is on the books but it's really more of a theory then a reality. The state has executed only 13 people in the last 34 years. George Skelton says in Thursday's column that it's time......
PolitiCalBlack bears are spreading throughout California, and George Skelton says that more hunting is needed to bring the population under control. To help, he says, Gov. Jerry Brown should veto "a fuzzy-headed bill" (SB 1221) that would ban the use......
PolitiCalNo matter how you slice it, George Skelton says, Proposition 32 has only one goal -- reducing unions' political power in Sacramento and tilting the playing field in favor of businesses and the wealthy. Skelton writes in his Thursday column......
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