| Nov 29, 2013
This year, Gov. Jerry Brown pushed through a new formula for funding public schools, a simpler and fairer approach designed to drive more money to students disadvantaged by poverty or a lack of English fluency. The change is expected to help the state's...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SACRAMENTO — Big issues in the workplace — wages, overtime, time off, working conditions — are also major topics in the state Legislature. And this year, lawmakers delivered some tangible changes that will be felt in the pocketbook.
| Nov 21, 2013
State Sen. Bill Emmerson says he's so fed up with the California Legislature that he's giving up and getting out.
The Hemet Republican says his legislative fire no longer burns, his passion for politics has cooled.
"I'm totally frustrated, and it's...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:36 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers from both parties offered condolences and support Thursday to Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), whose father was found shot to death in a family home last night.
Brown said in a brief statement that...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Boeing Co.'s sprawling aircraft assembly plant in Long Beach is in the running to build the aerospace giant's forthcoming 777X jetliner after a machinists union in Washington state rejected a deal that would have ensured the work would stay in the Seattle...
| Nov 26, 2013
One of the most important decisions in Orange County history comes before the Irvine City Council o Tuesday: Whether to make the long-promised Great Park a reality.
The council is scheduled to vote on a $191-milllion proposal from FivePoint Communities....
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:47 PM
SACRAMENTO — He has millions of dollars in his campaign account, solid approval ratings and a small number of potential challengers who are virtually unknown, but Gov. Jerry Brown still won't say whether he'll run for reelection next year.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:07 AM
He’s the Democratic governor of a liberal, trend-setting West Coast state. He had an earlier tour in the same office, serving two terms in previous decades before leaving to pursue other endeavors. He came back to be re-elected in 2010 and is now...
| Nov 24, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown has released draft regulations to govern fracking in California that very closely follow the lines of a bill passed this year by the Legislature. The problem is that the bill itself, though better than nothing, is not strong enough to...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:46 PM
California's Legislative Analyst's Office predicted again this week that the state will collect far more in taxes than it had anticipated, generating a huge budget surplus. Analyst Mac Taylor's latest report, released Wednesday, projects that the bounty...
| Nov 22, 2013
For decades, U.S. manufacturers have filled upholstered furniture with pounds of toxic chemicals to comply with a flammability standard set by a single state, California.
The obscure rule, known as Technical Bulletin 117, brought flame retardants into...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:32 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's finances are improving faster than expected and schools could receive billions in extra funds next year, according to the Legislature's budget advisors.
"The state's budgetary condition is stronger than at any point in...