Topic: Tony Quinn
The decision by a California official to stop paying state legislators until they pass a balanced budget means Democrats are under increasing pressure to act.
06/22/2011 08:46 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed the Democrats' California budget Thursday, raising questions about whether legislators will still get paychecks tomorrow and whether the governor has any allies left in the Capitol.
06/16/2011 07:42 pm
If there's no California budget by June 15, lawmakers will have to forfeit their pay. Five days earlier, the release of a new redistricting map could force many legislators to fight for their political lives. As budget crunch time approaches, the whole process is in flux.
06/06/2011 07:00 pm
No Republicans were elected to statewide office in California despite strong gains for Republicans elsewhere. One reason: Republicans ran afoul of the Latino vote in Election 2010.
12/03/2010 06:51 pm
The annual California budget crisis led Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a 'state of emergency' Wednesday. But the declaration is really a ploy to pressure unions, experts say.
07/29/2010 07:39 pm
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO, announced her candidacy Wednesday for the US Senate seat held by California Democrat Barbara Boxer.
11/04/2009 12:00 am
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's approval rating is now at 27 percent according to a new poll. It's the second lowest rating for a California governor in 50 years – and the legislature's is worse.
10/13/2009 01:00 am
The state's budget is in shambles, but candidates are already lining up for the 2010 gubernatorial race. They include San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and former eBay chief Meg Whitman.
06/02/2009 01:00 am
The California governor has backed a package of six budget-reform propositions to save the state from the prospect of $42 billion deficits. But a poll suggests five could fail.
05/06/2009 01:00 am
They'll consider six ballot measures that address budget reform and a new $8 billion shortfall.
03/17/2009 01:00 am
Schwarzenegger vows to veto the deal lawmakers approved Tuesday, extending the longest fiscal standoff in state history.
09/17/2008 01:00 am
With California's debt topping $16 billion, the governor is stuck with a legislative standoff over tax hikes.
02/29/2008 12:00 am