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Women poised for modest gains in legislative races

Women make up more than half of California’s population, but only about one-fourth of the Legislature.  And in November, that’s

What initiatives are on the November ballot?

Voters have been warned for a while to be prepared for a seemingly never-ending series of ballot measures, and on

How much taxpayers lose in special elections

Henry T. Perea’s decision to vacate his Assembly seat early cost Fresno County a half-million dollars — enough to pay

Critics demand accountability for education-funding tax prior to extension vote

Proponents of a 12-year extension of a temporary tax used to bolster education funding may ask voters to consider the measure prior

Politics

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State Controller fined for disclosure violations from 2014

State Controller Betty Yee was fined $2,082 on Thursday by the state’s campaign ethics watchdog for violations during her 2014

Battleground 2016: Top Legislative Races

Republicans in the state Legislature are thought to have a challenging election cycle this year. The outcome in November will

Trump’s Republican National Convention chases CA dream

  Thanks to Donald Trump, California’s role at the Republican national convention in Cleveland has been dramatically expanded — out