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  • Papers sue state to get spending records

    The Los Angeles Times, Times Community News and the Sacramento Bee filed a lawsuit Friday seeking disclosure of state Assembly members' annual budget records in the wake of a dispute between Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and...
  • Ron Kaye: Don't always go to the party

    Sipping iced coffee in the Black Cow Café in Montrose on Friday with Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, I found myself suspending my disbelief, putting aside my deep cynicism as a newspaperman and feeling like I was in the company of a politician actually...
  • Schiff calls for immigration policy change

    Schiff calls for immigration policy change
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) met with a panel of scientists, engineers and technology firm executives recently to discuss possible changes to federal immigration policy that could boost American competitiveness in the technology sector. Schiff said he is...
  • Ron Kaye: Eyeing the propositions

    With absolute certainty, I am prepared a month before the election to predict the outcome in California: President Obama will carry the nation's largest state and Democrats will maintain dominance in both houses of the state Legislature. Of course...
  • Democrats begin to pull ahead in local Assembly races

    Democrats Chris Holden and Mike Gatto expanded their leads ahead early Wednesday morning in the race for the 41st and 43rd Assembly seats, respectively.  With about a quarter of precincts reporting as of 1 a.m., Gatto received 29,436 votes, or 59.1%, a...
  • Gatto, Liu, Schiff handily hold on to their seats

    Local Democratic incumbents for state offices and the U.S. House easily cleared challenges from their Republican opponents Tuesday. Even in the hotly contested race for the 43rd Assembly District, incumbent Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) never...
  • Ron Kaye: Measure J loss is a victory for the people

    We can’t keep on destroying the public transit system in order to save it — that surely is the lesson we need to learn from the defeat of Measure J on Tuesday. We all want a real public transit system. We want to park our cars and ride...
  • Liu and Gatto look to supermajority

    With Democrats securing a supermajority in both state houses, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) may find it easier to push their agendas through to the governor’s desk, but they both said they...
  • Ron Kaye: You, the voter, must pay attention

    Mail-in voting for the general election two weeks from now already is under way with reforms in place — open primaries and the end of gerrymandered legislative districts — that are supposed to end the stalemate in Sacramento. The odds of...
  • County Supervisor Antonovich recalls last Assembly supermajority

    County Supervisor Antonovich recalls last Assembly supermajority
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich knows what Republicans in the state Assembly are feeling right now, staring at the prospect of a session where Democrats have a two-thirds majority. Antonovich was Assembly Republican whip during the...
  • Ron Kaye: A question of legislative grease

    There are no angels in politics, at least not for long. Power corrupts, even a little power, even the illusion of a little power can corrupt. That’s why everyone who gets in the political game becomes tainted to one degree or another or they...
  • Assembly remains opaque, even after losing legal battle

    Calls for increased transparency of state Assembly budgets and spending have failed to gain traction at the state capitol this year, even after lawmakers lost a lawsuit requiring that the information be made public. In December 2011 the Los Angeles Times...