May 14, 1987 |
Stung by their loss in a special election earlier this week, state Senate Republicans today picked Sen. Ken Maddy of Fresno as their new leader, ousting Sen. Jim Nielsen of Rohnert Park. They also named conservative Sen. John Doolittle of Citrus Heights to the No. 2 job of caucus chairman, replacing Sen. John Seymour of Anaheim.
July 21, 1992
On the state's 20th day without a budget, these were the key developments in Sacramento: THE PROBLEM Legislators and Gov. Pete Wilson need to bridge a $10.7-billion gap between anticipated revenues and the amount it would take to continue all programs at their current levels, rebuild a reserve for emergencies and erase last year's deficit. Without a budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, the state is out of cash and cannot borrow money to pay its bills.
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January 22, 1993 |
State Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) has been appointed to the senate's Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, Senate leaders announced Thursday. The 13-member committee reviews all bills that have a monetary impact on the state budget.
December 5, 1987 |
Senate Democratic Leader Barry Keene on Friday charged that Gov. George Deukmejian's nomination of Rep. Daniel E. Lungren (R-Long Beach) to be state treasurer was "unnecessarily politically motivated and divisive." "A person whose voting patterns consistently reflect the views of a few people at one end of the political spectrum is probably not sufficiently mainstream," Keene (D-Benicia) said of the conservative Lungren.
September 11, 1987 |
Trial lawyers and major business groups were nearing agreement Thursday night on legislation that would exempt the manufacturers and sellers of certain products, including cigarettes and alcohol, from liability when their products cause injury or death, key legislators said. According to a draft of the compromise obtained by The Times, the deal would exempt from liability the manufacturer or seller of any product that is consumed, even though it is "known to be unsafe by the ordinary consumer."
March 25, 1988 |
Donning straw hats and posing for photographers on the steps of the state Capitol, 39 of California's 50 Republican state lawmakers announced their support Thursday for Vice President George Bush. The legislators' backing for the Republican presidential front-runner came in the wake of Bush's overwhelming endorsement last weekend by the California Republican Assembly, the largest and544042867roots GOP organizations.
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May 5, 1993
The auditor general's office is back. All that's necessary to restore the watchdog agency is Gov. Pete Wilson's signature on a bill that was just passed by the Legislature. The office, established in 1955, was dismantled last November after voters rejected Proposition 159, a measure to exempt the agency from spending limits imposed on the Legislature in 1990.