February 28, 2017

Political Stories – Top stories Gaping partisan divide evident as leaders discuss Russia-Trump investigation — In case you were worried, the partisan divide in Congress is as gaping as ever. On Monday, the senior Republican and Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee held separate news conferences to address what they saw as the principal issues to […]


February 27, 2017

Political Stories Top stories   Taxes are on the table as push for California road funding intensifies — The way California raises money to maintain and repair state highways and local roads has largely been the same for more than two decades. Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders want to change that, and Californians would […]


February 26, 2017

Political Stories – Top stories Devin Nunes offers advice to California GOP: ‘We have to be willing to lose’ — Rep. Devin Nunes, finding his voice as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a member of the Trump transition team, told fellow California Republicans Saturday that the party can chart its way back to relevancy by […]


February 25, 2017

Political Stories – Top stories Jerry Brown wants to spend nearly $450 million on flood control following dam emergency – After successfully appealing to the Trump administration for help with the Oroville Dam emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he wants to accelerate state spending to reduce flood risks as he asked Washington to expedite federal […]


February 24, 2017

Political Stories – Top stories Does California have a ‘fiscal emergency?’ Possibly, but Gov. Brown won’t declare one — Approved by voters more than two years ago, Proposition 2 created a rainy-day reserve that can only be tapped if the governor declares a “fiscal emergency.” That hasn’t happened yet, and the fund will total an estimated $6.7 […]


February 23, 2017

Political Stories – Top stories A 27-year pace to close California gender-wage gap is too slow, lawmakers say — Twenty-seven years is too long to wait for the state to close a persistent wage gap in its workforce, lawmakers told a group of state department leaders on Wednesday. That’s how long state officials estimate it will take […]


February 22, 2017

Political Stories – Top stories McCarthy, Nunes hold fundraiser amid protestor claims they are ignoring them — Two Republican congressional leaders are facing criticism over their decision to attend a fundraiser Tuesday. Fresno Bee article; Bakersfield Californian article Riot police, protestors clash at chaotic Stockton council meeting — Twenty Stockton police officers wearing riot helmets with face shields herded […]


February 21, 2017

Political Stories – Top stories Dan Walters: It’s high time to legislate about times of our lives — The adults who run schools seemingly are more interested in their convenience than the well-being of their young charges. So will the state intervene with Portantino’s Senate Bill 328? It’s high time that it did, but only time will tell. Walters column […]