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Democrats, Governor Debate California Budget Total

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.

06/09/2014

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Democrats In California Capital Reel From Scandal As Sen. Leland Yee Refuses To Resign

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2014

Sen. Barbara Boxer

Senators Boxer, Feinstein Warn Of Climate Change In All-Night Session

More than two dozen U.S. senators have taken to the chamber floor for an all-night session to raise awareness on climate change.

03/10/2014

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California’s Brown Hears Fracking Gripes

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.

03/08/2014

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Leader Says Lost Supermajority Won’t Hinder Senate

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.

03/03/2014

Democratic Senator Roderick Wright. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

Democrats Derail GOP Attempt To Expel Convicted Senator

Democrats in the Senate have sidetracked an attempt by Republican lawmakers to expel a senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud.

02/27/2014

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Report: Major Political Parties Lose More Ground Among Calif. Voters

A new report says California’s two major political parties are losing ground as more voters decline to state a party preference.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/18/2014

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Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

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Poll: Support For Obama Weakening Among Calif. Dems

Voters in Southern California and across the state increasingly disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance, according to a new Field Poll.

12/03/2013

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GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly Enters Race For Governor Of California

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.

11/05/2013

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Is An Agreement On Immigration Reform Around The Bend?

Both Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate Thursday said they were nearing an agreement on immigration reform.

06/20/2013

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris speaks to the audience at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 5, 2012. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Harris Urges Democrats To Lead Political Change

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.

04/13/2013

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Prop 8 Debate Heats Up Again After President Asks Court To Overturn The Ban

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.

02/28/2013

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Lawmakers Ordered To Cut Budgets As ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks Stall

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.

12/13/2012

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

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.

11/29/2012

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