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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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CA Democrats nearly double state Republicans

  California Republicans hit a new low in statewide registration relative to Democrats, whose ranks have surged in the Golden State

Gut and amend going nowhere, Assembly speaker says

Even as a measure to end the most egregious offenses waits for voters in November, even as the procedure is

Assembly challenger tries to make campaign issue of unreleased tax returns

The Democratic challenger in an Orange County Assembly race is going after the incumbent, Republican Young Kim, for not releasing her