May 11, 1993 |
Gov. Pete Wilson signed legislation Monday restoring the independent state auditor general as a watchdog against government waste. "The savings that result from their efforts far outweigh the costs of maintaining the office," Wilson said. The bill by Senate GOP leader Ken Maddy of Fresno took effect as soon as Wilson signed it. The nonpartisan investigative agency had been closed for the past six months after voters defeated a measure designed to establish it as a separate constitutional entity.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1988
I am a former Republican candidate for the Legislature. I always pride myself in being able to represent the party as "the party of low taxes." So when I read of the plan by state Sen. Ken Maddy (R-Fresno) and Assemblyman Pat Nolan (R-Glendale) to offer us a 25% increase (8 cents per gallon) in our gasoline taxes, I was both distressed and outraged. Nolan was elected, and continues to be elected, because of his professed conservative principles. We already put up with his playing footsie with Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco)
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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."