03/23/14 02:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — California's drought has sparked a new push by federal lawmakers to create or expand a handful of reservoirs around the state, ramping up a political battle that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once referred to as a "holy war in some ways." Government agencies have been...
By Michal Conger | 03/20/14 06:36 PM
California officials passed up on the chance to collect more than $500 million in unemployment benefit overpayments because the technology they needed would have cost $323,000, according to a report by the state auditor. The state's Employment Development Department, which administers...
By Shikha Dalmia | 03/20/14 03:44 PM
Democrats in California are in a state of shock at the defeat of their effort to reinstate racial preferences in university admissions. That's because the defeat was led not by evil Republicans but a loyal Democratic constituency: Asian-Americans.
By Associated Press | 03/20/14 10:34 AM
BERKELEY, Calif. -- In a university speech, Republican Sen. Rand Paul criticized President Obama and other government leaders over recent surveillance disclosures. "I find it ironic that the first African-American president has without compunction allowed this vast exercise of raw power by the...
By Sean Higgins | 03/18/14 01:37 PM
Three Asian-American state senators killed an effort to reinstate affirmative action for college admissions in California. On Monday, Assembly Speaker John Perez announced he was shelving a bill that would have rolled back Prop 209, the 1996 ballot initiative that banned the practice, after the...
By Washington Examiner | 03/18/14 06:44 AM
When the federal government imposes regulations aimed at addressing an issue within the health care system, it inevitably causes problems elsewhere, not unlike squeezing one end of a water balloon and making it expand on the other.
By Associated Press | 03/17/14 09:14 AM
A conservative state assemblyman and gun rights enthusiast was the crowd favorite among the party faithful on Sunday as the Republican candidates seeking to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown for the governorship addressed delegates at the state party's convention in the San Francisco Bay Area and...
By Associated Press | 03/15/14 02:28 PM
Fewer teachers are expected to be laid off this year than the previous four school terms according to the state's largest teachers union.
By Associated Press | 03/15/14 11:54 AM
Planned changes to the Republican Party's presidential selection process are part of a rebuilding process that will strengthen the GOP brand and hopefully make its presidential nominee more competitive in 2016, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told California Republicans on...
By Philip Klein | 03/14/14 03:54 PM
With the six-month open enrollment period coming to a close at the end of the month, it remains unclear how many of 4.2 million private insurance sign-ups claimed by the Department of Health and Human Services came from the ranks of the previously long-term uninsured.
By Associated Press | 03/13/14 09:29 AM
The campaign manager for a Republican state lawmaker running for California governor announced that she had quit the campaign just days before the state Republican convention, although Assemblyman Tim Donnelly characterized the split as "a mutual thing," saying he was merely caught off guard by...
By Zack Colman | 03/11/14 01:37 PM
President Obama expanded a California national monument Tuesday, making good on a pledge to unilaterally declare more wilderness areas if Congress doesn't. "[I]n my State of the Union address I talked about taking any actions that I could to ensure that this incredible gift of American lands,...
By Ashe Schow | 03/10/14 03:12 PM
Seeking to gin up support for a continued push to “solve” income inequality, a member of the California Democratic Party said that some people “are just too rich.”
By Don Thompson | 03/10/14 10:31 AM
California's greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state's industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees. It's now poised to hit the pocketbooks of everyday Californians.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:25 PM
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.
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