Gov. Jerry Brown and fellow Democratic state lawmakers head into the final week of negotiations over the state budget having agreed to a rainy day fund and pay down massive liabilities in the teachers’ pension system.
Several vulnerable U.S. House freshmen survived tight contests in California’s congressional races, as Democrats sought to gain ground in the party’s longshot bid to reclaim majority control in Washington.
With no divisive ballot initiatives or high-profile races on the ballot Tuesday, California’s top-two primary election was expected to be a sleepy affair that draws little interest from voters.
A new Field Poll finds Gov. Jerry Brown with a big lead as he seeks re-election to an unprecedented fourth term.
Tuesday’s statewide primary election was providing the first real test of sweeping voter-approved reforms aimed at making producing more competitive contests and more moderate candidates.
California voters will confront a longer ballot with more choices as they head to the polls Tuesday. It’s the first statewide primary in which voter-approved political reforms are in widespread use.