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Steve Glazer, who managed Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2010 campaign, announced his own candidacy for state Assembly on Tuesday. Glazer, who serves on the City Council in the Bay Area city of Orinda, looked to stake out ground in the political... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at PolitiCal
When Gov. Jerry Brown delivers his State of the State address in Sacramento on Thursday, there will be something missing from his agenda for the year ahead -– cuts. Boosted by voter-approved tax cuts last fall, the governor no longer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2013 at L.A. NOW
The University of California’s Board of Regents has long been considered among the most plum of gubernatorial appointments. It has been compared by past members to the College of Cardinals at the Vatican. Former Gov. Pat Brown said it was akin to “the order of the garter in England.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at PolitiCal
Gov. Jerry Brown is set to launch a two-day push for more online classes at California's public universities. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at PolitiCal
Gov. Jerry Brown says he wants to continue to move aggressively to expand healthcare coverage in California under the federal law signed by President Obama in 2010, but wants to ensure Washington does not try to stick the state with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at PolitiCal
Former state Sen. Jim Brulte (R-Rancho Cucamonga) has used more than $700,000 in leftover political contributions to set up a new charity organization. During his years in office, Brulte, who is now a potential candidate for state Republican Party chairman,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at PolitiCal
California voters are divided over whether the state should overhaul its environmental laws, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Asked whether lawmakers should change the California Environmental Quality Act by streamlining the environmental review process and limiting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2012 at PolitiCal
California’s initiative process is viewed with befuddlement around the country and blamed for many of the ills that plague state government. But this year’s election reaffirmed that voters here love their direct democracy. The 10 initiatives and one referendum on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at PolitiCal
Despite record high voter registration, about 1 million fewer Californians are expected to cast ballots in today's election than they did four years ago, according to a new Field Poll. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at PolitiCal
After months of politicking and hundreds of millions of dollars in television ads, voters head to the polls in what is expected to be one of the most expensive and competitive elections in California history. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at PolitiCal
With polls showing California voters could go either way on Proposition 30, the campaigns for and against the measure are sending powerful surrogates to rally for their respective causes Tuesday. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) will join business and tax-fighter groups... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at PolitiCal
Gov. Jerry Brown kicks his campaign for Proposition 30 into high gear Tuesday, with a four-city swing unlike anything the governor has done since the closing days of his 2010 run against Meg Whitman. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at PolitiCal
When Charles Munger Jr., the Stanford physicist and GOP activist, poured $22 million into a political campaign account in recent weeks, it was unclear whether the money would be used to boost Proposition 32 or go after Gov. Jerry Brown’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at PolitiCal
Many California voters say the changes in the state pension system that Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law are enough, for now, to curb public employee retirement benefits, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at PolitiCal
Gov. Jerry Brown sat down with two Los Angeles Times reporters in his Capitol office for a wide-ranging interview. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at PolitiCal
Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers have reached a deal on tweaks to the state’s pension system, according to key lawmakers and administration sources. Brown is expected to outline the details of the agreement at a Tuesday morning press conference.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at PolitiCal
Gov. Jerry Brown must make a decision by the end of this month that could have wide-ranging implications for the future of tribal casinos in California. Brown has until Aug. 31 to decide whether to let two state Indian tribes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at PolitiCal
A challenge to Gov. Jerry Brown's tax proposal by Pasadena attorney Molly Munger is set to be heard in Sacramento Superior Court. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2012 at PolitiCal
Gov. Jerry Brown trimmed $128 million from the budget passed by Democratic lawmakers before signing the spending plan into law late Wednesday night. The cuts include reductions to financial aid for college students and child-care programs -- two of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at PolitiCal
Democrats have gone out of their way to make passage of Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative easier, and they are about to give the governor another boost. First they tucked language into the state budget that moved constitutional amendments like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2012 at PolitiCal
Citing a $360-million budget deficit and more cuts coming from Sacramento, the Los Angeles Unified School District has voted to shorten the school year by one week. But a district spokesman said that could change if voters pass Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative in November. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2012 at PolitiCal
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details Gov. Jerry Brown was unable to get Molly Munger to drop her tax initiative, but he may be on the verge of keeping another major tax proposal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2012 at PolitiCal
As the votes are counted, you can get the latest information on results in all of the state's political races, from president to state Assembly. Our searchable database allows you to see the most up-to-date vote counts in this unprecedented... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at PolitiCal
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details. With independently drawn districts and new voting rules, much uncertainty surrounds the 80 Assembly seats and 20 state Senate seats up for grabs Tuesday. Below is a list of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at PolitiCal
A proposed $1-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes remains highly popular among California voters, but they are split over whether to change the state’s 22-year-old term limits law, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. The two measures will... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2012 at PolitiCal