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Thanks to the approval of the CTA State Council, those candidates will receive contributions from the union's Political Action Committee. For governor of California, the state's highest-profile race of 2018, CTA is backing Gavin Newsom and will send his campaign $29,200. Last week's campaign finance ...
Polls in a pair of Southern California congressional races that show voters unwilling to re-elect to GOP incumbents could be bad news for Republicans across the state. The separate polls, done by the Institute of governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, found a majority of voters disinclined to cast their ballots ...
A bill to extend whistleblower protections to Capitol staffers, which had been repeatedly shelved in previous years, cleared the Legislature on Monday and is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. The legislation by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) would protect legislative employees ...
He denied the allegations and said the release of the documents containing them was a partisan political attack, despite the fact that all the other sitting ... This week's California politics Podcast episode takes a closer look at what might happen next in Sacramento after sexual harassment records were ...
Here in the self-labeled "state of resistance," the political debate is being pushed further left without any sign of a Republican renaissance to serve as a check on spending and social policy ambitions. Even some Republicans are concerned about the departure of Gov. Jerry Brown, D, who proved to be ...

On this week's California politics Podcast, we discuss the broader implications of lawmakers releasing new details about sexual harassment investigations since 2006 -- namely, whether ... There is something worse than seeing your political party lose -- yet again -- the race for one of California's most prominent offices.
California is not entirely without women in top positions of political power -- and Democratic activists here have rallied around women in politics before. Fully a quarter century ago -- in 1992, the original Year of the Woman in politics -- Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer both beat male opponents in ...
There is something worse than seeing your political party lose -- yet again -- the race for one of California's most prominent offices. It's when ... With only days to go before the formal filing season opens, there's not a single California Republican with any name I.D. who seems prepared to run against her.
California politics Podcast: Sexual harassment in Sacramento goes from debate to documents ... On this week's California politics Podcast, we discuss the broader implications of lawmakers releasing new details about sexual harassment investigations since 2006 -- namely, whether advocates for new rules and additional ...
Republican consultant Rob Stutzman, a senior advisor to the Whitman campaign, said California election history has proved that spending the most money is no guarantee of success. But to have a legitimate shot, he said, candidates need to raise a minimum amount -- more than $10 million in a governor's ...
Within a span of less than eight hours last week, Californians saw the current governor deliver an early closing statement on his time in office and a fiery exchange between the leading candidates to replace him in 2019. This week's episode of the California politics Podcast takes a closer look at Gov.
The Republic's politics team talks about Gov. Doug Ducey deregulating blowout bars and pay raises to his public ..... Doug Ducey's name recognition doesn't extend beyond Arizona's borders, or at least to the California Governor's Mansion. Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown, who is in his final year of office, ...
Within a span of less than eight hours last week, Californians saw the current governor deliver an early closing statement on his time in office and a fiery exchange between the leading candidates to replace him in 2019. This week's episode of the California politics Podcast takes a closer look at Gov.
After spending all my adult years in manufacturing things out of steel and stainless steel, I am just stumped why Saudi Arabia can build nine water desalination plants in 18 months for $530 million and the best we can do is dig a tunnel to move water from a fertile breadbasket, just to waste water in ...
"He's authentic," says Bill Whalen, a research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution who specializes in California politics. "He clearly doesn't care about bells and ... Steven Glazer (D), who served as Brown's chief political strategist during the governor's 2010 campaign. "He's had the name" - and the weight ...
Mr. Brown, who in a recent interview resisted the notion that he was entering the lame-duck period of his tenure, used the address to set out two critical campaigns he is planning to wage that are likely to help define not only the next year in California politics but also influence the race to succeed him.

Ari Freilich, California legislative affairs director at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent gun Violence, also said the organization supports "legislation that would empower people struggling with suicidal urges to promote their own health and safety in moments of calm and clarity by voluntarily adding their ...
Here's a mischievous way for President Trump to get back at pesky California: Ask people in the 2020 census whether they're U.S. citizens. ... Even sweeter for Trump, this deep-blue state very likely would lose some political juice -- specifically one U.S. House seat and, thus, one presidential electoral vote.
California's election season in 2018 could be one for the record books -- not only a wide-open race for governor, but also an unprecedented U.S. Senate race and fascinating ... Essential politics subscribers today are the first to see our new rankings of the most competitive congressional races in California.
taxing drivers isn't considered best practice for winning future elections in California. It's a testament to the Democrats' political confidence--and the sorry state of the California road system--that they were willing to push this through. Now, the Republicans are itching for political payback. Allen has ...
California's Legislature has returned to work facing a political landscape quite unlike ever before: complicated and controversial challenges from both the federal government and from within. On this week's California politics Podcast, we discuss how lawmakers are reacting to the sexual misconduct allegations that led two ...
Follow California politics by signing up for our email newsletter ». Cox argued that he had crossover appeal that could sway independent voters, while Allen countered that Cox, a former Illinois resident who now lives in Rancho Santa Fe, had run for president, U.S. Senate and county recorder -- and lost ...
The California Legislature unveiled a new policy Friday that for the first time would reveal the identities of some who have been accused of sexual misconduct, two months after refusing to disclose detailed information about years of allegations. By expanding public access to a select number of employee ...
The former Republican U.S. House member has filed to run for California governor. ... Doug Ose filed paperwork Friday to run for California governor, making him the third Republican hoping to replace Democratic Gov. ... Beyond politics, Ose is a wealthy developer who helps run a Sacramento park.
Senator Joel Anderson joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss his predictions for state politics 2018. Next year is going to be Sen. Anderson's last year in the state legislature after serving 11 years, and he hopes to finish strong. -- What's ahead for Sacramento politics in 2018? -- What new legislation ...
Welcome to Essential politics, our in-the-moment look at California political and government news. ... California legislative leaders announced Wednesday that the state Senate and Assembly will for the first time work together to examine how sexual harassment complaints are handled in the Capitol.
2017 brought a year of resistance and political energy as the new administration settled in. After one year of Trump, what do Gov. Jerry Brown and the majority Democrats in the Legislature have in mind? Are there other lawmakers to fall in sexual misconduct probes? Two California Democrats have quit in ...
With two competitive top-of-the-ticket races and a national spotlight on the state's Congressional Districts -- to say nothing about the Legislature's busy agenda coupled with a growing sexual harassment scandal in the state Capitol -- 2018 will be a blockbuster year for California politics. President Donald ...
Los Angeles -- March Fong EU, who was five times elected as California's secretary of state after coming to voter attention 30 years ago with her populist campaign to ban pay toilets from public ... Although she never again held public office, Eu could not keep away from politics after her ambassadorship.
Former Govs. Jerry Brown, right, and his father, Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, acknowledge the crowd at the California Democratic party's convention in Los Angeles on April 11, 1992. Pat Brown was governor from 1959 to 1967. Jerry Brown served his first stint from 1975 to 1983. (Douglas C. Pizac / Associated ...
... Hill in solving the problem facing hundreds of thousands of young residents. This week's California politics Podcast takes a closer look at threats by President Trump's administration to conduct raids in search of those in the country illegally, and the political stalemate over the status of so-called Dreamers.
Last month, Californians Against Waste (CAW) issued a press release touting a 72% drop in plastic bag litter counted during the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day since 2010. plastics manufacturer Novolex, through its Bag the Ban group, was quick to question this because the data didn't begin ...
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017 file photo, Wendy Carrillo, a candidate for California State Assembly District 51, calls voters at her campaign headquarters in Los Angeles. Carrillo is running in a special election in Los Angeles to replace incumbent Jimmy Gomez, who was elected to the U.S. Congress earlier ...
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. ... Lopez jolted the California political world seven weeks ago when she first shared her account of an encounter in Las Vegas, joining more than 140 women as they denounced in an open letter a ... politics AND government.
Backlash ripples through California politics after women denounce sexual harassment .... "So much of the business of politics is based on relationships," Lopez said in an interview. ... Before the women went public, rumors had swirled in political circles that they were preparing to name Dababneh. Barker ...
Because a third of likely voters polled in California don't know who they will vote for in either race. A reminder you can keep up with these races in the moment via our Essential politics news feed on California politics. POLITICAL ROAD MAP: IN SEARCH OF A THIRD PARTY. California voters across the ...
Not surprisingly, the sentiment is even stronger among "independent" California voters who don't register with a party -- 72% said the two big political ... In November 2002, the Green Party's Peter Camejo won 5% of the statewide vote in the race for governor -- a high-water mark in third-party politics.
Few presidents of the University of California have ever had the political resume of Janet Napolitano. In the coming weeks and months, she may need those skills more than ever. On this week's California politics Podcast, we discuss the new report that concluded there was "interference" by Napolitano's ...
There are few areas of private life that California's legislators won't at least attempt to meddle in, which makes it that much more infuriating when the Capitol crowd can't get its own house in order. I'm thinking, of course, about the unfolding sexual-harassment scandal, and lawmakers' amazing efforts to ...
... the California Senate will soon take steps to hire outside attorneys for ... they argue is pervasive in California politics and government circles.
In this week's Political Road Map column, John Myers takes a look at ... This week's California politics Podcast dives down into the data in the ...
Decamping for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Convention on climate change, California academics and political ...
Three recent and seemingly discrete events neatly frame California's political and legal war over whether the state's six million K-12 students ...
(AP) -- The California Senate announced Sunday it will hire an outside ... from coming forward over fears of political and professional retaliation. ... a fellow Democrat and one of California's most prominent women in politics.
With a floor vote expected soon on the proposed GOP tax overhaul, California's House Republicans are the target of several ad campaigns ...
Jerry Brown is about to exit the center stage of California politics, no longer ... Political Road Map: It's hard for Republicans to win statewide in ...
Unfolding sex scandal offers lessons about California's political ... of the pervasive culture of sexual harassment within California politics.
Republicans also lost middle-class voters in the process, and the GOP has been relegated to the political sidelines of state politics ever since.
"The Republican tax plan will raise taxes on California families by eliminating middle-class tax deductions to pay for a massive tax break for the ...


 

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