A key disagreement has emerged over the size of the 2014-15 spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Lawmakers face a June 15 deadline set by the state constitution to pass a balanced budget.
So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday’s arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco.
More than two dozen U.S. senators have taken to the chamber floor for an all-night session to raise awareness on climate change.
In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message Saturday: Some Democratic activists are bristling over his administration’s policies on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Major issues facing the Legislature, including a water bond and reshaping the state’s rainy day fund, can be addressed this year despite the loss of Democrats’ supermajority.
Democrats in the Senate have sidetracked an attempt by Republican lawmakers to expel a senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud.
A new report says California’s two major political parties are losing ground as more voters decline to state a party preference.
Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.
Voters in Southern California and across the state increasingly disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance, according to a new Field Poll.
Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly on Tuesday announced his 2014 bid for California governor, wading into a race against Gov. Jerry Brown despite the incumbent’s seemingly unstoppable money and campaign machinery.
Both Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate Thursday said they were nearing an agreement on immigration reform.
Attorney General Kamala Harris on Saturday urged Democrats to use their recent gains at California’s ballot box to push for changes on gun control, gay marriage, climate change and other issues, telling delegates at the state party’s convention that they should not accept Republican arguments to wait.
The debate over Proposition 8 heated up again Thursday after President Barack Obama asked the Supreme Court to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
California lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are drawing a line in the sand as negotiations to avoid a so-called “fiscal cliff” stall in Washington.
Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.