Archive for April 7th, 2014

InlandPolitics: AD-40: Steinorth gaining advantage

Marc Steinorth


Monday, April 7, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

At this point, there doesn’t appear to be any significant contest shaping up to replace Mike Morrell in the 40th Assembly District.

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Democratic state Sens. Rod Wright, left, Ron Calderon and Leland Yee.

By Fenit Nirappil, The Associated Press
Posted: 04/06/14, 1:04 PM PDT |

SACRAMENTO >> A series of scandals that has tarnished the integrity of the state Legislature has prompted a wave of proposals aimed at strengthening political ethics and reforming laws governing campaign contributions.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Apr. 7, 2014 – 12:00 am

The U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, struck down a portion of the federal Voting Rights Act last year, saying its 1960s-era provisions were no longer applicable to 21st-century conditions.

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Calpensions: CalSTRS members get $300 million from surplus


By Ed Mendel
Monday, April 7, 2014

On a split vote, the CalSTRS board last week gave members in two unusual retirement accounts, which have a guaranteed minimum return, a $300 million credit from a surplus.

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By Ed O’Keefe
April 6 at 2:40 pm

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that he will base his decision on whether to run for president in 2016 on whether he thinks he can mount a campaign that would transcend the modern-day mechanics of such a run.

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