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July 20, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation giving local governments the chance to negotiate deals to withdraw ballot initiatives.
June 26, 2018 | Ben Adler
Two new ballot initiatives have cleared the signature-verification hurdle to become eligible to go before voters in November: one backed by children’s hospitals and the other by the paint industry.
California Rent Control Initiative Supporters, Opponents Sought Deal To Avoid Ballot Fight — But Failed
June 22, 2018 | Ben Adler
After negotiations failed to reach a deal to avoid a costly campaign this fall, Californians are set to vote on whether to repeal the state law that limits local rent control ordinances known as "Costa-Hawkins."
May 30, 2018 | Ben Bradford
Fair Political Practices Commission chairperson Jodi Remke announced Tuesday that she will step down on Friday. It follows months of acrimony with other commissioners.
California Senator Tony Mendoza Resigns After Sexual Harassment Investigation, But Says He'll Run For Re-Election
February 22, 2018 | Sammy Caiola
His resignation followed an outside investigation, which found that Mendoza likely engaged in "flirtatious or sexually suggestive" behavior with six different women, including former staffers and fellows. The allegations date back to 2007.
California state Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León discusses his run for Sen. Dianne Feinstein's seat.
February 5, 2018 | Cody Drabble
Ken Rudin recaps the fallout from the Devin Nunes memo, along with reactions by Rep. Adam Schiff and President Donald Trump, and he previews the potential fight over the response by House Democrats.
February 5, 2018 | Chris Remington
Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps the disclosure of several documents related to harassment allegations and settlements in the California Legislature.
Four Current California Lawmakers, Including Governor Candidate Travis Allen, Named In Sexual Harassment Claims
The California Senate and Assembly released 12 years of documents that show a combined 18 substantiated or well-founded sexual harassment complaints against state lawmakers or top staffers.
Capitol Chat: Bills On Net Neutrality, Taxes, Environmental Regulation; A Look At Governor's Race Spending
February 2, 2018 | Chris Remington
Ben Bradford joins for Capitol Chat to discuss bills focused on net neutrality, taxes and environmental regulation. He also recaps the state of the 2018 California governor's race.