Archive for March 6th, 2014

The PE: CALIFORNIA: State judiciary more diverse


March 05, 2014; 03:18 PM

California’s judiciary has grown more diverse since the California Courts and governor’s office began producing annual reports in 2006 that broke down the state’s justices and judges by ethnicity and gender.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

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By Patrick McGreevy
March 5, 2014, 10:00 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Countering a series of scandals, including criminal charges against two of its members, state Senate Democrats plan Thursday to propose sweeping changes to the state Political Reform Act, including stricter limits on accepting gifts and campaign contributions.

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Los Angeles City Hall


Los Angeles is facing a multimillion-dollar deficit heading into the next fiscal year. (Parkinson)

Alice Walton | March 5th, 2014, 11:56am

The city of Los Angeles could be short hundreds of millions of dollars when it starts its next fiscal year in July, according to a financial report presented to the Los Angeles City Council Wednesday.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with moderator and political science professor Lynn Vavreck at UCLA on Wednesday. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times / March 5, 2014)

By Maeve Reston
March 5, 2014, 3:36 p.m.

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that she was merely comparing the tactics used by Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin — and not equating the men themselves — when she drew a parallel between Hitler’s efforts to resettle Germans in the late 1930s to Putin’s recent moves to issue Russian passports to citizens in Ukraine with ties to Russia.

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Tim Donnelly

California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly in November. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times / November 5, 2013)

By Seema Mehta
March 5, 2014, 11:40 a.m.

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari on Wednesday called Republican rival Tim Donnelly’s comparison of President Obama to Hitler and Stalin “outrageous.”

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 5, 2014

Sacramento’s Sloat Higgins Jensen & Associates lobbying firm lost three prominent clients last month as revelations surfaced that founder Kevin Sloat would pay a record-breaking fine for giving prohibited campaign contributions to California officials.

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Covered California

The TV commercials mark a more direct appeal to millions of uninsured Californians before open enrollment for Obamacare ends March 31.

By Soumya Karlamangla
March 5, 2014, 4:58 p.m.

With less than a month left for enrollment in Obamacare, California’s insurance exchange is applying a major dose of peer pressure.

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Politico: Poll: Obama approval at record low

Barack Obama

Obama received low marks on foreign policy amid the crisis in Ukraine. | AP Photo



By TAL KOPAN | 3/5/14 6:16 PM EST

President Barack Obama’s approval rating hit a new low mark in a poll out Wednesday, dipping below 40 percent for the first time.

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