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InlandPolitics: Sloat Higgins: SoCal legislators get FPPC warning letters

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

The fallout from the scandal involving Sacramento lobbyist Kevin Sloat and his firm Sloat, Higgins, Jensen and Associates, has touched several Southern California legislators, in addition to the Governor himself.

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SacBee: Sacramento lobbyist Kevin Sloat faces $133,500 FPPC fine

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento gives a thumbs up after Gov. Jerry Brown announced that his office has come to an agreement with all four leaders of legislation on prison housing plan.  To Steinberg's left is Senate Republican Leader Rob Huff R-Diamond Bar,  Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, D-Los Angeles and Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, R-Visalia.

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 10, 2014

Lobbyist Kevin Sloat has set a new record in California, agreeing to pay the state a fine of $133,500 — the largest ever for violating state laws that regulate lobbyists.

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SacBee: Assembly Republicans to vote on leader after session ends

Connie Conway

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 6, 2013

For the second time this year, Assemblywoman Connie Conway faces the possibility of surrendering her leadership of the Assembly Republican Caucus.

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SacBee: CA lawmakers spending spring break in Poland, Taiwan

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 27, 2013

At least two groups of lawmakers are spending their spring recess from the Capitol on overseas trips underwritten by outside groups.

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LATimes: California legislators disclose gifts received in 2012

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Corporations, trade groups and other special interests with matters before the Legislature doled out trips, sports tickets, meals and other perks. In August, legislators killed a measure that would have prevented some such giving.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
March 3, 2013

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers accepted a trip to Brazil, fine cigars and crystal ducks, among many other gifts from corporations, trade groups and other special interests last year.

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SacBee: GOP leader Connie Conway getting heat from caucus critics

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 4, 2013

Whispers are getting louder.

Assembly Republicans are not talking publicly, but they’re meeting in little groups and buzzing among themselves about the possible overthrow of their caucus leader, Connie Conway.

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SacBee: Connie Conway re-elected as Assembly GOP leader

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 8, 2012

Connie Conway was re-elected as Assembly Republican leader Thursday, two days after the GOP took a shellacking statewide that appears to have given Democrats a supermajority of seats in both houses of the Legislature.

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SacBee: Dan Morain: Bullying by pols creates a backlash

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By Dan Morain
dmorain@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1E

William Tolson exercised his fundamental constitutional right by downing Chick-n-Minis at the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Elk Grove the other day, and then brought mor chikin home for his wife and three kids.

Throngs of anti-boycotters like Tolson flocked to Chick-fil-A franchises last week in a show of support for Dan Cathy, the once obscure president of the fast food chain who ran afoul of gay rights advocates by declaring his fidelity to “the biblical definition of the family unit,” and donating millions to groups that oppose same-sex marriage.

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DailyBulletin: Huff introduces Brown’s pension plan

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 02/22/2012 06:30:42 PM PST

State Sen. Republican leader Bob Huff, R-Walnut, and Assembly Republican leader Connie Conway, R-Tulare, on Wednesday introduced legislation that duplicates Gov. Jerry Brown’s pension reform plan.

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SacBee: Assembly Republicans start releasing office spending records

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 18, 2011

Individual Republican Assembly members began releasing their current office budgets Thursday in the wake of a call by the GOP caucus for the Assembly to make them public for all members.

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SJMercuryNews (AP): Records hide California lawmakers’ spending

By JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press
Posted: 08/15/2011 10:53:38 AM PDT
Updated: 08/15/2011 10:53:40 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — The Assembly this month released budget figures that should have shined a light on lawmakers’ spending, after a formal request for them from a legislator who is embroiled in a feud with the Democratic leadership over his office budget.

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SacBee: Governor downplays bump in tax revenue

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, May. 7, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown is growing concerned about the political consequences that California’s income tax revenue spike may have on his tax proposal.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
May 6, 2011 | 3:49 pm

Add cutting public education to the list of things that Republicans in the Legislature say they are unwilling to do.

Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway (R-Tulare) said in an interview Friday that Republicans in her house are not only united against Gov. Jerry Brown’s effort to raise taxes, but against further cutbacks to schools. And she said her caucus would block any attempt to spend less on schools than is mandated in the state Constitution

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AP: Calif. gov pushes for special election on budget

By ANDREW DALTON
The Associated Press

LOS ALAMITOS–Gov. Jerry Brown kept up his push for a special election on the state budget Saturday in a quick tour through the territory of Republican lawmakers, who have repeatedly rebuffed him on the method he has chosen to close California’s remaining $15.4 billion budget deficit.

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SacBee: Brown’s Countdown, Day 74: Governor wants proposals from GOP Share

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Mar. 24, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Thursday, Mar. 24, 2011 – 8:52 am

Budget talks remained at an apparent impasse Wednesday, with time running out and Gov. Jerry Brown complaining that he has yet to receive a list of demands from the Republican lawmakers with whom he is speaking.

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The PE: Emmerson in the spotlight in budget talks

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, March 18, 2011

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Bill Emmerson will help determine if Gov. Jerry Brown gets his wish to ask California voters to extend higher taxes on income, sales and vehicles this spring. The Hemet Republican’s political career could go down the tubes as a result.

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Hopes of reaching a budget agreement this week dimmed after several Republicans said Monday that discussions with Gov. Jerry Brown had stalled.

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Wyatt Buchanan, Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

(03-15) 04:00 PDT Sacramento – –

Democrats are planning to put at least part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan up for a vote this week, days after the governor’s self-imposed March 10 deadline.

And while no budget deal has been reached, Republican lawmakers already wary of a compromise are facing a new pressure: At this weekend’s GOP convention, one group is threatening to label anyone who supports the governor’s plan a traitor.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
February 23, 2011 | 11:05 am

Two-thirds of Republicans in the California Legislature announced Wednesday that they were forming a new group and pledged not only never to vote to raise taxes but also to block efforts to place a tax-hike measure before voters.

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InlandPolitics: California in trouble, spending addiction continues

Monday, January 24, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

It’s too late.

California, a financial train wreck, is pretty much done.

Spending addicted democrats, who control the state legislature, resist making hard budget cuts to social programs and want to raise taxes.

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SacBee: GOP leaders: No votes to put taxes on ballot

Senate Republican Leader Bob Dutton

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 10, 2011

In detailing his budget plan this morning, Gov. Jerry Brown said he is shooting for a two-thirds vote to put a proposal to extend higher tax rates set to expire on the ballot in a June statewide election.

That feat would require the votes of at least a handful of Republican lawmakers in each house, a scenario GOP legislative leaders shot down as unlikely at best shortly after the official unveiling of Brown’s plan.

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SacBee: GOP Assembly leader Connie Conway sees opportunity in new role

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By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 – 7:16 am

When Connie Conway was elected to the Assembly, a colleague quipped that the former county supervisor was going “from the frying pan into the bonfire.”

Fast forward two years, and the one-liner seems prophetic as Conway assumes leadership of the Assembly Republican caucus while lawmakers brace for a new fight over billions in red ink.

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The PE: POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Baca back in familiar territory

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10:00 PM PST on Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Four of the five members of Inland Southern California’s congressional delegation are poised to return to the majority party when Republicans take back control of the House of Representatives next month.

And then there is Joe Baca. The Rialto Democrat has enjoyed majority status for the past four years, but will be relegated to the House minority, at least for the next two years.

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SacBee: Brown says state budget worse than ever; mum on proposed solutions

By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Gov.-elect Jerry Brown and his supporting cast of fiscal players delivered their first performance Wednesday of “Budget Gloom and Doom” on the Memorial Auditorium stage.

Brown’s message: California’s budget deficit is awful.

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SacBee: California lawmakers mix business with pleasure at Hawaii conferences

By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Some California lawmakers were packing their bags for Hawaii last week when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he was calling a special December legislative session to tackle a projected $25.4 billion deficit.

Others already were there.

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SFChronicle: New focus, leadership for California Assembly GOP

Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, November 15, 2010

The ink was still drying on the election results when Assembly Republicans unanimously voted Nov. 4 to replace their leader, Martin Garrick, a stolid, conservative GOP standard bearer, with Connie Conway, a pragmatic, affable lawmaker with ties to both sides of the aisle.

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By Malcolm Maclachlan | 11/08/10 12:05 AM PST

On Oct. 1, then-Assembly Republican leader Martin Garrick, R-Carlsbad, made a $3,900 donation to Kristin Olsen, the Republican candidate in the 25th Assembly District. Olsen was the only candidate on the ballot. She had no opponent.

One role of a party leader in either house is to raise funds and hand them out to candidates from his or her own party.

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LATimes: Two legislative leaders booted over budget crisis

State Sen. Leland Yee was stripped of his post as assistant president after voting against the budget. Connie Conway lost her post as Assembly Republican Caucus chairwoman.

By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
October 20, 2010

Reporting from Sacramento —
State Sen. Leland Yee (D- San Francisco) and Assemblywoman Connie Conway (R-Tulare) are among the casualties of the protracted state budget crisis.

Yee was stripped of his post as assistant president pro tem by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D- Sacramento) this week. Yee subsequently issued an open letter to Steinberg saying the move was retribution for Yee’s failure to vote in favor of the budget.

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