Gov. Jerry Brown says he has been unable to secure enough Republican votes to pass his plan for addressing California’s $26.6 billion budget deficit.
In a show of solidarity, Republican lawmakers have formed a new caucus to oppose any deal to close California’s $26.6 billion budget deficit that involves tax increases.
Voters upset with partisan gridlock in the nation’s most populous state decided last year to try a new way of electing lawmakers — an open primary system in which only the top two vote-getters advance, even if they are from the same political party.
In calling California lawmakers back for an eighth special session in seven years, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said the next governor will inherit a budget mess “just like I did the first year when I came into office.”
A letter written by a lobbyist to a lawmaker; an e-mail pitch by a campaign donor; memos sent by party leaders directing legislators how to vote on a bill.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a fiscal emergency and is asking lawmakers to meet in a special session to save the state $9.9 billion over the next two years.
SACRAMENTO (AP) — Here are the vehicles provided to California lawmakers in their districts, the purchase cost and the amount each lawmaker pays per month above the state subsidized amount. The subsidy, or monthly allowance, […]
Despite facing a deficit topping $25 billion, California has spent $5 million of taxpayer funds on luxury cars for elected officials, including a a $55,000 Cadillac and a $52,000 Lexus.
A congressional panel on Tuesday will look into the U.S. Forest Service’s initial response to last year’s gigantic Southern California wildfire that killed two firefighters and destroyed 89 homes.