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Opinion L.A.Opposition to the federal government's controversial Secure Communities immigration program appears to be growing, at least among some elected officials. A group of seven congressional members are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to suspend participation in the...
Top of the TicketThe president and others take to Twitter to fight over the debt ceiling, 140 characters at a time....
Big fight looming over a bad idea---Congress slated to vote by the end of the year on balanced budget amendmentChange of SubjectAbout a third of the way through the 74-page debt-ceiling bill signed into law this week is a one-paragraph by-the-way that sets the stage for a zesty battle this fall. Sometime between Oct. 1 and New Year's Day, says the......
L.A. NOWMaxine Waters: 'The Tea Party can go straight to hell' Maxine Waters Tea Party...
Officials call for California to withdraw from controversial illegal immigration enforcement programL.A. NOWSeven Democratic members of California’s Congressional Delegation called on Gov. Jerry Brown Friday to suspend California’s participation in the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program. In recent weeks, governors in Illinois, New...
If the state Legislature were a high school cafeteria, you wouldn’t find Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D- La Caņada Flintridge) sitting with the popular kids. But that’s just fine by him. During his five years in Sacramento, Portantino...
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L.A. NOWA remarkable L.A. political career comes to an end Wednesday, when, at the age of 77, Diane Watson attends the inauguration of her favored successor to the multiethnic 33rd Congressional District, former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass. Watson won her first.....
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersFresh off a disappointing evening of budget negotiations that halted amid simmering frustration, legislative leaders and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vowed to forge ahead today in hopes of settling on a final package to stem California's $26.3-billion...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger replaced most members of the state Board of Registered Nursing on Monday, citing the unacceptable time it takes to discipline nurses accused of egregious misconduct. He fired three of six sitting board members -- including...
Tags: Politics, Nursing, Tracy, Hospitals and Clinics, Health
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersAn Orange County lawmaker who inadvertently broadcast explicit remarks about his sexual conquests over an open microphone during a lull in a Sacramento hearing abruptly resigned from office this afternoon. Assemblyman Mike Duvall (R-Yorba Linda)...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAssembly Speaker Karen Bass takes pride in being a consensus-builder, a soothing and maternal let's-get-along kind of leader. Now please pardon the interruption -- Madam Speaker is ticked off. She simmered as efforts to tame California's $26.3-billion...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersDeep in debt and short on cash, California on Thursday churned out its first batch of IOUs in nearly two decades amid grumbles from bankers, growing public outrage and scant progress in negotiations to resolve the state's widening budget deficit. The...
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