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November 24, 1996 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, a freshman member of Congress from Los Angeles, Rep. Xavier Becerra, shocked his colleagues when he brazenly locked horns with the crusty chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. A promising career seemed to have suffered a serious self-inflicted wound, Becerra's supporters feared. They needn't have worried. The chairman, the redoubtable Dan Rostenkowski, sits in jail, convicted of mail fraud for misusing his office.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - A group of Republican state lawmakers Wednesday proposed allowing school districts to spend education funds to train teachers, administrators and janitors in gun use. Responding to last month's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the lawmakers said arming school personnel would help protect campuses against violent intruders. "The idea is to create essentially an invisible line of defense around our kids," said Assemblyman and tea party adherent Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - A group of Republican state lawmakers Wednesday proposed allowing school districts to spend education funds to train teachers, administrators and janitors in gun use. Responding to last month's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the lawmakers said arming school personnel would help protect campuses against violent intruders. "The idea is to create essentially an invisible line of defense around our kids," said Assemblyman and tea party adherent Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2012 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - With just three days left in this year's legislative session, state lawmakers got a dose of the strong emotions swirling through the Capitol for and against a plan to overhaul California's century-old workers' compensation insurance program. The bill formally introduced Friday seeks to increase benefits for injured workers while cutting medical and legal costs to avoid an estimated 12.6% hike in premiums facing employers in January. At issue is a 170-page bill to revise the $17-billion system to protect injured workers that is only now beginning a fast and furious trip through the Legislature.
NEWS
October 11, 1991 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson signed major environmental protection legislation Thursday empowering the California Coastal Commission to bypass the courts and order a swift halt to prohibited development. The commission sought the additional authority in part because it was unable under existing law to step in quickly enough to prevent developer damage in the exclusive Sweetwater Canyon area of Malibu and up the coast at Big Sur.
NEWS
April 12, 1994 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California would pay a disproportionate share of welfare reform costs if the Clinton Administration proceeds with plans to fund new programs by reducing benefits to legal immigrants, California members of Congress and local officials warned Monday.
NEWS
February 9, 1995 | DENNIS ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I go to a bar, I see a nice woman, I buy her a few drinks. . . . She says, 'I want you to have sex with me. . . .' Then I have sex with her. . . . Was I committing rape?" The issue raised by host Ricky Rachtman on KROQ-FM's sex-talk show "Loveline" has reignited the date-rape controversy as young people ask what the boundary is between sex and rape. A small change in California's rape law cast a spotlight on the 123-year-old statute, which, among other things, restricts sex under the influence.
NEWS
August 29, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to the murder of a 7-year-old girl in a Nevada casino bathroom, legislators in California and Nevada said Friday that they are considering legislation to make it a crime to keep quiet after witnessing an assault on a child. State Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) and Nevada Assembly Majority Leader Richard Perkins (D-Henderson) said they hope to introduce legislation soon in response to the 1997 slaying of Sherrice Iverson of South Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2012 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - With just three days left in this year's legislative session, state lawmakers got a dose of the strong emotions swirling through the Capitol for and against a plan to overhaul California's century-old workers' compensation insurance program. The bill formally introduced Friday seeks to increase benefits for injured workers while cutting medical and legal costs to avoid an estimated 12.6% hike in premiums facing employers in January. At issue is a 170-page bill to revise the $17-billion system to protect injured workers that is only now beginning a fast and furious trip through the Legislature.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2012 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
As doubts grow about the survival of the federal healthcare law, state officials are considering ways to keep key elements of the legislation alive in California. Skepticism of the Affordable Care Act by conservative Supreme Court justices during oral arguments last week has raised the possibility the court will strike the individual mandate to purchase health coverage or throw out the entire law as unconstitutional. Even if the whole law is scrapped nationally, many of its consumer protections, such as guaranteed coverage for children, are expected to survive in California.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2012 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
As doubts grow about the survival of the federal healthcare law, state officials are considering ways to keep key elements of the legislation alive in California. Skepticism of the Affordable Care Act by conservative Supreme Court justices during oral arguments last week has raised the possibility the court will strike the individual mandate to purchase health coverage or throw out the entire law as unconstitutional. Even if the whole law is scrapped nationally, many of its consumer protections, such as guaranteed coverage for children, are expected to survive in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2011 | By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times
Investors may not be willing to back the state's bullet train project until after it begins operating, the California High-Speed Rail Authority said in a letter to key legislators, an acknowledgment that again raises serious questions about how the $43-billion construction cost will be paid over the next decade. The letter gives a preview of the authority's upcoming business plan, a critical document that is supposed to address long-standing concerns that it lacks a credible blueprint for building and operating the system.
NATIONAL
May 24, 2009 | Mike Dorning
President Obama predicted travails ahead for the struggle to pass healthcare reform but offered a hopeful outlook for passage of legislation providing access to insurance coverage for all, saying that "the stars may be aligned" for a deal on a goal that eluded the last Democratic president. In a C-SPAN interview that aired Saturday, Obama said he was "absolutely committed" to moving forward with a healthcare plan and promised he would announce his Supreme Court nomination soon.
NEWS
August 29, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to the murder of a 7-year-old girl in a Nevada casino bathroom, legislators in California and Nevada said Friday that they are considering legislation to make it a crime to keep quiet after witnessing an assault on a child. State Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) and Nevada Assembly Majority Leader Richard Perkins (D-Henderson) said they hope to introduce legislation soon in response to the 1997 slaying of Sherrice Iverson of South Los Angeles.
NEWS
November 24, 1996 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, a freshman member of Congress from Los Angeles, Rep. Xavier Becerra, shocked his colleagues when he brazenly locked horns with the crusty chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. A promising career seemed to have suffered a serious self-inflicted wound, Becerra's supporters feared. They needn't have worried. The chairman, the redoubtable Dan Rostenkowski, sits in jail, convicted of mail fraud for misusing his office.
NEWS
February 9, 1995 | DENNIS ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I go to a bar, I see a nice woman, I buy her a few drinks. . . . She says, 'I want you to have sex with me. . . .' Then I have sex with her. . . . Was I committing rape?" The issue raised by host Ricky Rachtman on KROQ-FM's sex-talk show "Loveline" has reignited the date-rape controversy as young people ask what the boundary is between sex and rape. A small change in California's rape law cast a spotlight on the 123-year-old statute, which, among other things, restricts sex under the influence.
NATIONAL
May 24, 2009 | Mike Dorning
President Obama predicted travails ahead for the struggle to pass healthcare reform but offered a hopeful outlook for passage of legislation providing access to insurance coverage for all, saying that "the stars may be aligned" for a deal on a goal that eluded the last Democratic president. In a C-SPAN interview that aired Saturday, Obama said he was "absolutely committed" to moving forward with a healthcare plan and promised he would announce his Supreme Court nomination soon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2011 | By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times
Investors may not be willing to back the state's bullet train project until after it begins operating, the California High-Speed Rail Authority said in a letter to key legislators, an acknowledgment that again raises serious questions about how the $43-billion construction cost will be paid over the next decade. The letter gives a preview of the authority's upcoming business plan, a critical document that is supposed to address long-standing concerns that it lacks a credible blueprint for building and operating the system.
NEWS
April 12, 1994 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California would pay a disproportionate share of welfare reform costs if the Clinton Administration proceeds with plans to fund new programs by reducing benefits to legal immigrants, California members of Congress and local officials warned Monday.
NEWS
October 11, 1991 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson signed major environmental protection legislation Thursday empowering the California Coastal Commission to bypass the courts and order a swift halt to prohibited development. The commission sought the additional authority in part because it was unable under existing law to step in quickly enough to prevent developer damage in the exclusive Sweetwater Canyon area of Malibu and up the coast at Big Sur.
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