A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to provide immediate relief to drought-stricken communities.
California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday he will seek re-election this year, an expected step into a contest in which he is the favorite.
Political and environmental pressures intersect in water crisis.
Aiken announced he would seek the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District seat currently held by Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers.
3 Republican lawmakers are demanding Sen. Roderick Wright be expelled or forced to resign.
Each side currently can use up to 10 peremptory challenges, which allow attorneys to dismiss prospective jurors without stating a specific reason.
One requires school districts to write a child abuse reporting policy that reflects current law and inform staff about it. The other requires school districts to develop specific plans to respond to campus violence.
The “American Idol” runner-up from 2003 has talked with him and other advisers and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee about whether to seek the seat now held by Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers, consultant Gary Pearce told The Associated Press.
The growing roster of candidates and elected officials of Indian descent includes Democrat Ami Bera, a doctor who holds a Sacramento-area congressional seat
The winner between Donnelly and Kashkari would face a yet-to-be-named Democratic challenger. Current Gov. Jerry Brown, 75, has yet to declare if he will run for a second term.
Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.