May 21, 1986
The Federal Reserve Board approved Citicorp's proposed $680-million bid but said the banking firm must drop Quotron System Inc.'s computer hardware assembly operation within two years if the takeover is successful. Quotron, a Los Angeles-based provider of financial information, has rejected the offer as inadequate, but Citicorp has hinted at a possible hostile tender offer.
April 26, 2012
Legislative term limits are a bad idea, and The Times opposes them. From the time California voters adopted Proposition 140 in 1990 to today, neither the Assembly nor the state Senate has become the model of legislative efficiency that the measure's promoters promised. Quite the opposite. The limits - three two-year terms for a member of the Assembly and two four-year terms for a senator - thrust rookies into leadership positions, and their inexperience shows. Rather than rising to the position of Assembly speaker or Senate president pro tem based on years of legislative accomplishment, ambitious members walk in the Capitol door for the first time with no credentials for office or for elevation other than the power to raise lots of money and a penchant for making promises.
February 10, 1989 |
Premier John Swan's conservative United Bermuda Party, which has ruled the island for 20 years, held onto power Thursday but its majority in the 44-seat House of Assembly was cut from 31 seats to 23. The left-leaning Progressive Labor Party increased the number of its seats from 7 to 15, official election results showed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1995
A final-hour vote in the state Assembly on Sept. 16 demonstrated how the Legislature has evolved from "government by the people, for the people" to "government by the government, regardless of the people." ("Major Bills Fail as Fractious Legislative Session Sputters to a Close," Sept. 17.) In the early morning on that day, a school bond measure failed to become a March ballot issue for the people to decide. If your child comes home from school concerned about overcrowded classrooms and leaking roofs, you may want to call your Assembly representative to ask why there is no bond issue on the ballot.
December 28, 1989 |
Frederick F. Houser, California's lieutenant governor under Earl Warren, a three-term member of the state Assembly during the 1930s and most recently a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, is dead at age 85. A family member reported today that the veteran Republican lawmaker and jurist died Monday at South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach after a heart attack. Houser began his public career at age 25 when he was elected to the Assembly.
October 17, 1985 |
Two Sikh gunmen on a motorscooter assassinated a Punjab politician Wednesday, and supporters of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi stormed out of the state assembly to protest praise for slain extremists. In the first attack since the moderate Sikh Akali Dal party won state elections two weeks ago, the gunmen shot Ram Lubbaya, 50, a leader of Gandhi's Congress-I party, in Tarn Taran, 15 miles from the Sikh holy city of Amritsar.
March 10, 2011 |
Senate Republicans in Wisconsin used a surprise legislative maneuver to advance a bill that would strip collective bargaining rights from most public sector workers, a move accomplished without the presence of 14 Democratic senators who fled the state to stall the measure. Republicans voted 18 to 1 Wednesday night to pass the non-fiscal provisions of Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill, including those that would eliminate or severely limit collective bargaining rights for most public employees.
July 7, 1987
Los Angeles County sheriff's bomb squad officers investigating the explosion of a pipe bomb on the roof of a Norwalk computer assembly firm discovered a second, undetonated, device and removed it. Deputy Sam Jones said the explosion blew an 18-inch hole in the roof of the Songlin International Corp. in the 11800 block of East Firestone Boulevard over the weekend. Arson and explosives detail officers were called when employees discovered the damage upon arriving for work.