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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1999 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise move, a state senator set aside his tough theme-park regulation bill Monday and joined forces with the author of a weaker measure that could be voted on today in the state Assembly. Sen. Don Perata (D-Alameda) said he yielded to Assemblyman Tom Torlakson's approach to regulating the industry because the Antioch Democrat had worked on the issue longer and in more depth.
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April 17, 1998 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Want to find out what really is holding up enactment of a law to ban military-style assault weapons from California's streets? (Send the kids out of the room.) The legislation that would impose the restrictions is stalled in the state Assembly, thanks to expletive-peppered explanations that boil down to: It's payback time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1994
As the state's chief fiscal officer, the controller signs most state checks. He also serves as a member of the tax-collecting State Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board, as well as the boards guiding the investment of billions of dollars in public pension funds. Salary: $90,000 a year. MAJOR CANDIDATES There are contested races in both party primaries. * Democrats: Rusty Areias, an Assembly member; Kathleen Connell, an investment banker, and Don Perata, an Alameda County supervisor.
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