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Showing Articles Tagged With: election 2014
There are two new bills going through legislature, aimed at ironing out the “unintended consequences" of Proposition 47. We talk with former Senate President Darrell Steinberg about the glitches in the state's initiative process.
A record-low 42 percent of Californians voted in November's general election - down from the previous low of 50 percent.
In an interview with Capital Public Radio News, Republican Doug Ose said he will wait for the final vote certification before considering a recount.
Two weeks after the November 4th elections, the Sacramento County elections office has Democratic incumbent Ami Bera with a slim edge over Republican challenger Doug Ose, but only a few ballots likely remain to be counted.
Election Day was two-weeks ago, but workers are still counting votes in some California counties and some close races are still undecided. Next year, tallying the votes could take even longer.
California may still be a firmly Democratic state. But Republican women did remarkably well in this year’s elections.
Thousands of votes remain to be counted, but both candidates in Sacramento's Seventh Congressional District race are on Capitol Hill this week for formal orientation to the House of Representatives.
It’s been just over a week since California voters went to the polls, and one proposition is already having an effect.
While Republicans continue to win elections across the country, California remains firmly Democratic.
The Sacramento County Elections Department says -by this afternoon- it hopes to have processed most of the 33,000 ballots remaining from last week's election.
If one of the Sacramento City Council members wins his race for Assembly -and he has a big lead- the council will one member short.
After taking the weekend off, elections employees return today to counting 80,000 ballots from the Nov. 4 general election. The latest count shows Bera now trails challenger Ose by 530 votes.
Final election results for several races in Sacramento County may not be known until next Friday at the earliest.
California Gov. Jerry Brown acknowledges there’s a paradox in his platform of fiscal restraint combined with big projects like the Delta tunnels and high-speed rail. He says striking a balance will be key to his unprecedented fourth term.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's Measure L was handily defeated by voters in Tuesday's election. Wednesday at City Hall, he said he will respect the will of the people who rejected a "strong mayor"- form of government.
California Republicans failed to win any statewide office in Tuesday's election. But a party leader still feels optimistic about the future.
Wednesday Election Results Live Blog: Sacramento City Council, Pan/Dickenson, Stockton's Measures And MoreWednesday, November 05, 2014
View results for Sacramento city council results, Stockton's measure G and E, the "Strong Mayor" initiative and other races from yesterday's election.
California voters approved three ballot measures and rejected three.
With Sacramento County elections reporting 100 percent of the precincts counted, Measure L -the "strong mayor" push by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson- has lost by a wide margin.
Hillary Schieve, a council member with the city of Reno, decisively won the race to become the city's next mayor with about 60 percent of the vote.
The Doug Ose/Ami Bera race is too close to call. With Ose leading 51 percent to 48 percent. Roughly 3,000 votes separate them.
The GOP scored major victories in the midterm elections, reshaping the political dynamic in Washington and complicating the legislative agenda for President Obama's final two years in office.
Democrat Jerry Brown has won an unprecedented fourth term as California governor – and he’s promising to reach out to Republicans:
California Democrats say low voter turn-out in some districts was what led to loss of their party’s seats.
We check in with Matt Lazlo in DC to talk about the changes in power of the Senate. We'll also look at election results in Stockton, Reno, and Sacramento.
We talk with Capital Public Radio's Ky Plaskon about election results from Reno and we check in with Capital Public Radio's Central Valley report Rich Ibarra about San Joaquin County's results.
Education reporter for the California Report, Ana Tintocalis, will join us to discuss the results of the Superintendent of Public Instruction race.
CapRadio has up-to-the-minute election results and reaction. Beth Ruyak has live coverage starting at 8 p.m. She'll be joined by Political Junkie Ken Rudin and other experts for analysis of the results. Plus, updates from reporters in the field.
Capital Public Radio provides results for the Nov. 4, 2014, General Election. Gov. Jerry Brown has won a record 4th term. Sacramento's Strong Mayor measure is trailing and the U.S. 7th Congressional District race is extremely tight.
Voter turnout in California isn't what it was 50 years ago, but it is better than it was 25 years ago.
UPDATED 8:23 p.m.: California Gov. Jerry Brown is returning to Sacramento for a record fourth term. Meanwhile, the 7th Congressional District race is too close to call.
Tuesday isn’t a presidential election, but Californians will still elect a governor, seven other state office holders and three-quarters of the state Legislature. They'll also vote on six statewide ballot measures.
Listen to real-time election coverage by hosts Melissa Block and Robert Siegel from NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. With live news and data DJ’ed by Amita Kelly
As focus shifts from candidates to voters we'll check in with the Registrars of Voters in Sacramento and CapRadio's Jenny O'Mara live from the polls to talk voter turnout.
California Republicans acknowledge their get-out-the-vote operations have lagged behind those of Democrats in recent years but insist they’ve caught up for Tuesday's election.
CapRadio's Matt Laslo takes a look at the bills passed this legislative session by Sacramento-area members of Congress.
Millions of Californians are registered to vote in next week’s election, and an increasing number of them are registering without a party preference.
A new Field Poll suggests two of California’s statewide ballot measures are in position to pass – despite only polling slightly above majority support.
Republicans don’t often win statewide races in California these days. But their best shot this year could be the campaign for state Controller.
A report from the consumer advocacy group CalPIRG shows big-money donors to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican challenger Neel Kashkari far out-number people giving fewer than than $200.
Governor Jerry Brown is continuing his barnstorming tour of California. He’s campaigning not for his own re-election on Tuesday but for two statewide ballot measures.
Two long-time politicians are squaring off in the race to represent the sprawling Third Congressional District.
Opponents of two medical-related ballot measures have have spent more than $55 million.
With less than a week to go until Election Day, the parties are gearing up their get-out-the-vote operations.
Gov. Jerry Brown had a lot to say when asked why he hasn't put forth much of an agenda for a potential fourth term at a Modesto campaign stop Wednesday.
If you’re a Californian with a mail-in ballot for the November election, you’re running out of time to make sure your vote is counted – at least, if you plan to send your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.
The two campaigns for California governor this fall couldn’t be more different. One observer calls the campaigns of Republican challenger Neel Kashkari and Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown "the difference between something and nothing."
Capital Public Radio, Sacramento State and KCRA are teaming up to provide fact checks on campaign ads this election season. An ad now running claims former Republican Congressman Doug Ose increased his wealth by millions while in office.
Sacramento's eighth city council district is up for grabs. Each of the four people running for the job say they bring something different to the table.
Leaky roofs, broken-down air conditioning, and faulty fire alarms are some of the problems that the Manteca Unified School District hopes to fix with a $159-million bond measure.
Early voting in Nevada ends Friday. Political Reporter Ray Hagar talks about the upcoming election.
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, are both campaigning throughout California this week – with Election Day just around the corner.
There are several races in California this year in which both candidates are from the same political party. It’s a product of the state’s new primary system and it’s changing the way some candidates appeal to voters.
Two Democrats with sharply contrasting education philosophies are campaigning to be California's Superintendent of Public Instruction for the next four years.
Capital Public Radio, Sacramento State and KCRA are teaming up to provide fact checks on campaign ads this election season. An ad now running claims Democratic Congressman Ami Bera voted for a gas tax increase and first class travel for lawmakers.
There is a rare opening for an Assembly seat representing Sacramento and two Sacramento City Council members are running against each other.
On the surface, women look like they’re doing well in the California Legislature. But we'll take a closer look in the third part of our series, Up Against the Ceiling: The Push for More Women in California Politics
Governor Jerry Brown is retaining his lead and the political ads blanketing California’s airwaves may be having an effect on voters.
Election workers are undergoing training in preparation for the November election.
A new poll is out and it shows strong support for the governor and the water bond.
For various reasons a lot of women have trouble seeing themselves in political office. We'll look at the effort to recruit and elect more women in the second part of our series,Up Against the Ceiling: The Push for More Women in California Politics.
Under a new ballot measure for El Dorado County, the cost of preventing wildfires would increase property tax bills. A fire district in the Lake Tahoe Basin wants to spend more on wildfire fuel reduction and pass the cost on to property owners.
With time running out, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari is increasing the attacks on Democratic Incumbent Jerry Brown.
Women hold less than a third of state, county and city elected offices in California. We'll meet some of them in the first part of our series, Up Against the Ceiling: The Push for More Women in California Politics.
California Governor Jerry Brown says the state can lead the way with its water policies just as California is leading the way with initiatives for renewable energy and climate change.
There have been dozens of debates in the city of Sacramento as voters consider whether to pass Measure L and make changes to the structure of their government.
Just like the procrastination that comes with filing taxes, voters are waiting until the last minute to register to vote. Monday is the last day for Californians to register for the November 4th election.
Republicans are trying to knock Democrats off their supermajority perch in the California Legislature this fall. To do so, they need to pick up at least one seat in the state Senate or two in the Assembly.
Next month, voters will decide whether Sacramento should have a strong-mayor form of government. CapRadio's Bob Moffit explains the language
Jessica Trounstine, an associate professor of political science at UC Merced, explains the strong-mayor form of government.
Mindy Romero from the California Civic Engagement Project discusses the voting behaviors of young people.
While the state has avoided taking action on medical marijuana, local governments are increasingly taking it on.
The Stockton Unified School District is asking voters to approve a $114-million bond measure this November. The money pay to upgrade school technology.
A general contractor and a financial advisor both have volunteer experience and are running to represent Sacramento City Council District 3 in the November election.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is up with a new TV ad that criticizes Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.
McGeorge Law School Professor Mary Beth Moylan joins Insight to discuss the propositions on the ballot for next month's November elections.
Tens of millions of dollars are being spent on the Proposition 46 campaign -- and physicians groups and attorneys are at odds over it
Every election in California brings a growing number of votes by mail. This November is expected to be no exception. But just because the ballots are returned doesn't mean they are counted.
Democratic Representative Ami Bera faced Republican challenger Doug Ose in the first and only debate for the 7th Congressional District seat. Last night the two sparred over such issues as health care, the economy and immigration.
A measure on the November ballot would give California’s elected insurance commissioner power to reject health insurance premium increases for people in individual and small group plans. The policy change would be more complicated than it seems.
Capital Public Radio is broadcasting the only scheduled debate between candidates for the 7th Congressional District -- Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and Republican Doug Ose.
A newly launch voter guide provides in-depth information on candidates and issues.
California Governor Jerry Brown has produced his first campaign ads of the season, but they’re not for his own reelection campaign.
CapRadio compiled the event through the eyes of social media, including events leading up to the only scheduled debate between Rep. Ami Bera and challenger Doug Ose, through the post-debate analysis.
Congressman Ami Bera and Republican challenger Doug Ose will square off in their first debate tonight for the 7th Congressional District.
Proposition 2 on California’s November ballot would create a state budget reserve. The measure itself isn't nearly as controversial as a new state law that’s tied to its approval.
Reporters Katie Orr and Ed Joyce join us to talk about Propositions 47 and 48.
On November 4th, California voters will decide the fate of a $7.5 billion bond intended to improve the state’s water system. Proposition 1 is one of the most closely watched measures on the ballot. But it has divided some environmental groups.
Challenger Neel Kashkari outspends incumbent Jerry Brown in gubernatorial race.
Voting for the November elections will soon be underway in California. Vote-by-mail ballots are being sent out.
A measure on the California November ballot would reduce some drug possession and theft-related felony crimes to misdemeanors. Proponents say it would reduce prison overcrowding and prison costs. Opponents say it would put dangerous criminals back on the streets and overcrowd local jails.
California voters will decide this November whether a California Indian tribe can move forward with plans to build an off-reservation casino
A mailing privilege given by the Founding Fathers in the 18th Century to U.S. lawmakers so they could stay in touch with folks back home is being used to pay for social media advertising in the 21st Century.
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction is one of the lesser know offices in California. But it’s one of the closest races in an otherwise quiet election season.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari's offer to give $25 gas cards to Californians who smash toy trains at an event today in Burbank isn't the first political stunt from a campaign looking for media attention.
Governor Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for reelection
Nearly a quarter of California voters are rejecting party labels.
A new study shows California is a long way from achieving gender parity among state and local elected officials
Both candidates running for California Secretary of State say the state would benefit from better use of technology and more flexible voting practices.
A newly released poll provides some encouraging news for supporters of the water bond on California’s November ballot.
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican challenger Neel Kashkari attacked each other throughout their only scheduled debate Thursday night. - Watch a replay of the debate, or listen to a rebroadcast at 9 a.m. Friday.
UPDATED: Gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari debated Thursday night. Watch a replay here, or listen to a reply at 9 a.m. Friday on the News Station, in place of Insight.
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown has only agreed to one debate against Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in the 2014 California governor’s race – and that debate is Thursday night.
The November election may still be two months away, but some California voters could soon be casting ballots.
A court ruling today makes it unclear whether California voters will get to weigh in on the controversial Citizens United decision.
Republican Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is pushing jobs as a way to reduce poverty in California. But some say it’s not that simple.
California voters will get to weigh in on a controversial Supreme Court case this fall.
(AP) - It's official. The 25.2 percent turnout of registered voters in the California Primary is the lowest-ever in state history.
Democratic Assemblyman John Pérez has requested a limited hand recount after finishing third by a razor thin margin in the primary race for State Controller.
In an interview with Capital Public Radio, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins says there will be no water bond deal this week before the Legislature's summer recess – and she’s blaming outside interest groups for blocking in.
California voters will decide this fall whether some low-level drug and theft offenses should be tried as misdemeanors instead of felonies. Meanwhile, the Legislature and Board of Equalization are pushing policies to help the food industry.
A test vote on an alternate California water bond failed Monday in the state Senate as talks enter a crucial phase. One lawmaker suggested Gov. Jerry Brown will put his own "guiding principles" forward in the coming days.
(AP) -- A new ruling overturns a California's law that requires sponsors of ballot initiatives to identify themselves.
California appears on track to break a record, but it’s not something the state is celebrating.
The candidates are set for California’s November gubernatorial election. And the challenger is already on the attack.
It’s Democrat Jerry Brown against Republican Neel Kashkari for the right to be governor of California for the next four years.
Sacramento's new district attorney is the hand-picked successor of the outgoing district attorney.
Two hotly-contested congressional races in recent elections are shaping up to be that again.
(AP) -- Two statewide ballot propositions easily passed Tuesday night.
Early reports indicate dismally low voter turnout numbers.
California voters didn’t exactly rush to the polls in Tuesday’s primary election. Low turnout was reported all over the state as voters decide who will face-off in November for Governor and other top offices.
Nearly 18 million people are registered to vote in California’s primary election tomorrow. But voter turnout is expected to be much lower.
If an initiative to fund a library in South Lake Tahoe fails it could financially impact other El Dorado County Libraries.
The top two Republican challengers to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown are using two very different strategies to reach voters as California’s June primary election enters its final week.
Two candidates are running for the top cop's spot in San Joaquin County -- the incumbent sheriff and one of his deputies.
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown holds a big lead in the June primary in a new Public Policy Institute of California poll. But the gap between his two Republican challengers is narrowing.
Governor Jerry Brown talked up California's business climate today in a speech before the California Chamber of Commerce.
A political scandal put the California Secretary of State race on the radar this year. But there are several other issues that make this a campaign to watch.
Many experts are predicting low voter turnout for June's primary election which will select the top two candidates for each office for a runoff in November. With primaries just around the corner, many voters may just sit this one out.
The governor’s race in California is heating up ahead of the June 3 primary.
The two Republican candidates hoping for a spot in California’s November Gubernatorial met in a much anticipated debated last night.
Get ready for an epic political battle this fall between trial lawyers and doctors. An initiative that would raise the cap on medical malpractice damages has qualified for California’s November ballot.
It’s official: California voters will see a “rainy day fund” constitutional amendment on the November ballot. Thursday, lawmakers unanimously approved the bipartisan budget reserve deal reached last week by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders.
Democrats inside and outside the California Capitol are pushing back against Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal.
California Governor Jerry Brown may be a near-lock to win a record fourth term this fall, but that doesn’t mean he’s universally popular with his fellow Democrats.
Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari both want to be governor –- but they have two very different visions for the California Republican Party. Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler looks at the battle for the California GOP’s future.
The race to be the candidate who challenges California Governor Jerry Brown is heating up.
The ultimate goal of Proposition 42 on California’s June ballot is fostering government transparency. The question is – who should pay to do it?
A proposition on June’s ballot could get homeless veterans off California streets.
When California Governor Jerry Brown made a rare appearance before a legislative committee Monday to support a “rainy day fund” constitutional amendment, the surprisingly warm reception in the room belied the tensions beginning to emerge.
Four candidates for California’s Secretary of State covered issues from vote by mail elections to business licenses in a debate today. And they didn’t disagree on much.
People who live in El Dorado County could be voting on several competing slow-growth measures this November.
Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown continues to hold a commanding fundraising lead in the California Governor’s race.
The worst-kept secret at the California Capitol is now out: Democratic Governor Jerry Brown is running for a record fourth term this year.
A referendum effort on California's new transgender student rights law fails to qualify; a new law requiring the use of gloves by bartenders and chefs is drawing complaints; and guide dog advocates are criticizing the use of fake service dogs.
A proposed November ballot measure that attempts to fix California’s death penalty is drawing the support of three former governors as backers begin gathering signatures.
He’s been called the “bailout czar” and the “700 billion dollar man.” Now, Neel Kashkari is running for governor of California as a different kind of Republican.
California Governor Jerry Brown now has one less Republican challenger in his expected bid for re-election this fall – but that could change soon.
A referendum that would overturn California’s controversial new transgender student rights law has narrowly cleared its first hurdle to qualify for the November election. But it still faces an uphill climb to make the ballot.
Two new polls show California Governor Jerry Brown in a strong position to win re-election if he runs next year.
California’s largest union of health care workers today submitted a pair of ballot initiatives to the Attorney General. The unions say the measures will save consumers $2.5 billion in annual costs.
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