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Calif. Lawmakers Focus On Anti-Bullying Efforts

California lawmakers responding to concerns that schoolyard bullying has led to increased suicides and truancy passed a resolution Friday calling attention to the problem.

03/25/2011

The California Capitol in Sacramento

Calif. Lawmakers Pass Cuts, But Budget Unfinished

Indicating they have gone as far as they can for now, California lawmakers on Thursday took a break from budget votes after tackling about half of the state’s $26.6 billion shortfall through cuts, loans and transfers.

03/17/2011

Governor, Lawmakers To Work Over Weekend On Budget

Key lawmakers are staying close to the Capitol this weekend as Gov. Jerry Brown tries to work out a compromise on the state budget.

03/11/2011

California Governor Jerry Brown looks on before delivering the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Election Deadline Murky As Budget Talks Continue

Now that California lawmakers have missed Gov. Jerry Brown’s self-imposed budget deadline, it’s unclear when they have to act to meet his demand for a special election in June to consider extending recent tax hikes.

03/10/2011

California Governor Jerry Brown looks on before delivering the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Debates Lawmakers In Rare Budget Exchange

In an unprecedented public give-and-take, Gov. Jerry Brown appeared before a legislative committee Thursday and engaged rank-and-file lawmakers in a discussion about how to address California’s $26.6 billion budget deficit.

02/24/2011

The California Capitol in Sacramento

Calif. Lawmakers To Consider Thousands Of Bills

Neighbors and law enforcement agencies would get advance notice when they are dealing with child molesters and sexually violent predators under two of the thousands of bills that will be considered this year by the California Legislature.

02/21/2011

Governor Brown’s Battle Cry

The media wasn’t even sure Monday’s “State of the State” address was going to happen. A few weeks ago, the buzz was Governor Jerry Brown wasn’t going to give one. After all, he’d already spoken […]

CBS13/CW31 Television–02/02/2011

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On The Money: Assemblyman To Sue The State

An Assemblyman’s claim for back pay was shot down today by a government board. But the battle is far from over – in fact it is just heating up. Assemblyman Gilbert Cedillo (D) Los Angeles, filed his Claim against the state, insisting it was illegal for lawmakers to have their pay cut by an independent panel.

01/20/2011

Pulling off the Bandage

I recently cut out an article in the Sacramento Bee by Kevin Yamamura. It was a straightforward look at California’s budget crisis, with spot-on comments by Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor. Taylor points out that California’s […]

CBS13/CW31 Television–12/07/2010

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Brown Plans Budget Forum With Lawmakers, Officials

Gov.-elect Jerry Brown has invited state lawmakers and local government officials to a budget forum at the same time a special session of the Legislature is scheduled to be under way.

12/02/2010

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On The Money: Wasted Words

California’s budget is 90 days overdue – the longest delay in state history. But lawmakers are spending some of their time – and your money – on resolutions that don’t even change the law.

CBS13/CW31 Television–11/04/2010

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