Thursday, December 5, 2013 8:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Association of Realtors’ political action committee gave $500,000 to the state Democratic Party the day before the Democrat-dominated Franchise Tax Board effectively resolved a months-long legislative fight over the state’s tax treatment of short sales.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00 am
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, really hits home with congressional candidate Steve Anthony Colangelo.
Monday, May 6, 2013 8:24 am
Finding a job can be a daunting challenge, especially if you don’t have any work experience. But to get a job you need work experience. It’s a nasty catch-22 that can be difficult to conquer. An internship just may be your key to landing a job.
Friday, April 12, 2013 12:00 am
Richard Pan’s constituents in Lodi and Galt are just getting to know him in the reconfigured 9th Assembly District. Now he’s seeking the 6th State Senate District seat in Sacramento.
Monday, December 31, 2012 4:27 pm
New State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton, has been named chairwoman of the Senate Agricultural Committee.
Saturday, December 22, 2012 12:00 am
State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton, will be the only local representative to chair a State Senate committee in the new session.
Friday, December 21, 2012 12:00 am
Two area congressmen say the federal government should look at restricting the availability of assault weapons in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Monday, May 21, 2012 12:00 am
California Republicans hope to take over the newly formed 5th Senate District because they see it as a district that could go to either party.
What's important to both parties is control of both houses of the Legislature. Democrats are within two votes of having a two-thirds majority in the Senate, which would allow Democrats to approve tax increases, override the governor's vetoes, and bypass legislative rules and deadlines.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, who is leading the effort for the additional Senate seats, said winning them would make governing easier and allow voters to hold the majority party more accountable for its decisions.
Friday, February 3, 2012 5:33 pm
“Republicans can’t make the stretch to balance the budget.”
Friday, February 3, 2012 2:50 pm
Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:00 am
Galt will continue with its redevelopment agency until the
current funding runs out. That means the city would receive just
enough agency funds to pay the debts, complete the unfinished
projects and oversee the assets.
Friday, November 25, 2011 12:00 am
In his new role as chairman of San Joaquin County's Republican
Central Committee, Garry Duncan says that 2012 will be a
Duncan, 56, says he is hoping that enough Republicans are
elected to the state Legislature next year to encourage some
compromise with the Democrats in tackling the state's financial
Saturday, September 24, 2011 12:00 am
One of the worst "gut and amend" bills created and railroaded
through the California State Legislature during its shameful last
week of the 2011 session was Senate Bill 922, a bill that crushes
local government decisions concerning taxpayer-funded public works
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 8:48 pm
Taking a rather circuitous route from Madera to Sacramento,
United Farm Workers of America members and supporters stopped in
Lodi late Tuesday afternoon after spending most of the day in
Stockton spreading their message, especially to the Latino
Sunday, August 28, 2011 5:17 pm
The United Farm Workers will march through Lodi, Galt and
Thornton this week on their way to Sacramento for a rally at the
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:53 pm
For all of the talk about reforming the system and that
Sacramento is broke and they are working to fix the problem, the
leadership still does not get it.
Friday, January 14, 2011 12:00 am
Displaying the kind of bare-knuckle politicking he isn't known
for, state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg,
D-Sacramento, yanked the chairmanship of the Agriculture Committee
from a Republican lawmaker who told reporters this week that the
state budget is Democrats' problem.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 4:19 pm
The temperature was nearly 100 degrees as 17-year-old Maria
Vasquez Jimenez, of Lodi, pruned grapes for nine hours at a
vineyard near Stockton in California's Central Valley. By the end
of that day in 2008, the pregnant teen was dead from heat stroke,
and her death set off renewed calls among union advocates for
greater protections for farmworkers. But in the two years since,
efforts to unionize workers have largely been unsuccessful.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:22 am
Republican state Sen. Dave Cox died Tuesday after what his
family described as a 13-year battle with prostate cancer. He was
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 12:00 am
Four California lawmakers who stood up to their parties during
last year's state budget crisis were awarded the annual John F.
Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Monday in Boston.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:00 am
State Sen. Dave Cogdill, R-Modesto, who forged a controversial
budget compromise early last year, will receive the John F. Kennedy
Profile in Courage Award.
Friday, December 11, 2009 12:00 am
The scenic drive along Highway 160 that winds through the Delta
will look dramatically different in the upcoming decades,
biologists, conservationists and other experts said at Thursday's
Delta and California Water Forum in Oakland.
Thursday, November 5, 2009 12:00 am
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders say their
$11.1 billion water bond is an essential investment for
California's future, but it may be a hard sell to voters.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 10:00 pm
Mark Twain is credited with saying, "Whiskey is for drinking and
water is for fighting over." Nowhere does that phrase seem more
relevant than in California.
Monday, July 13, 2009 10:00 pm
There will be no state budget in California until October.