Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsLegislatures California
IN THE NEWS

Legislatures California

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
December 3, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Assembly Republicans wrapped up a two-day retreat Saturday by releasing a seven-point program they plan to advance when the Legislature reconvenes next month. "From our policy agenda for 1996, Californians will recognize that Assembly Republicans are committed to public policy over politics," said Assembly GOP Leader Curt Pringle of Garden Grove. Pringle led last week's successful recall of former Speaker Doris Allen (R-Cypress) and her replacement by voters of newcomer Scott Baugh.
ARTICLES BY DATE
BUSINESS
July 14, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - A long-dormant conflict over medical malpractice is heating up again at the state Capitol. A coalition of consumer advocates, trial lawyers and the nurses union is preparing to gather signatures for a state ballot initiative to raise the state's cap on certain medical malpractice damages. The campaign wants voters to change a 38-year-old California law that puts a $250,000 cap on the amount of money that juries can award for non-economic "pain and suffering" damages.
Advertisement
NEWS
September 13, 1991 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A seemingly divided state Supreme Court Thursday closely questioned both legal friend and foe of Proposition 140 during arguments on the constitutionality of the sweeping 1990 term-limitation initiative. In an intensive 90-minute hearing, the justices provided few clues on how they will rule in the politically charged case, as they fired hard questions at attorneys on a wide range of issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2002 | JULIE TAMAKI and MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
SACRAMENTO -- State lawmakers approved legislation Thursday that will allow millions of Californians to contribute more money tax-free to 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts and education IRAs. Bills introduced by Assemblywoman Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) and Sen. Jack Scott (D-Altadena) change the state's tax code so that it conforms with federal tax incentives adopted last year.
NEWS
January 6, 1998 | MAX VANZI and CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The 1998 legislative session began Monday amid much resolve by Assembly and state Senate members to take on such major tasks as fixing schools and improving health care. Attention of Republicans and Democrats immediately focused on proposals, including one by Gov. Pete Wilson, to raise billions in bond funds to rebuild and expand dilapidated campuses.
NEWS
September 12, 1991 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
With the future makeup of the Legislature at stake, the California Supreme Court today will begin to weigh the fate of Proposition 140, the far-reaching term limitation initiative approved by the voters last fall. The justices will hear 90 minutes of arguments over the measure and are expected to issue a decision within 90 days.
OPINION
July 31, 1988 | Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe directs the Study of State Legislative Leadership at USC's Institute of Politics and Government
When Gov. George Deukmejian signed the state's new $44-billion budget on July 8, he praised California's lawmakers. "I would like to commend the Legislature," he said, "for making a serious effort to send me a balanced budget with a prudent reserve." It was a rare, conciliatory sop from a frequently contentious chief executive. Politically the ride has been a little bumpy for Deukmejian lately. The so-called "Iron Duke" has sustained large chinks in his armor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1990 | JUDITH FISCHER
In Southern California, a savings and loan institution collapsed and thousands of people lost their life savings. In Northern California, a freeway overpass collapsed and dozens of people lost their lives. A variety of factors contributed to these disasters, but the lack of strategic planning in the California Legislature may also have played a part.
NEWS
September 17, 1997 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pressure built Tuesday in the case challenging California's term limit law, after 18 lawmakers joined an effort to overturn it and Secretary of State Bill Jones called on the U.S. Supreme Court to take over the matter, even as a lower court is considering it. "I am running out of time," Jones said Tuesday, noting that candidates can begin declaring they are running for legislative seats in December. "I have to expedite this process."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2002 | JULIE TAMAKI and MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
SACRAMENTO -- State lawmakers approved legislation Thursday that will allow millions of Californians to contribute more money tax-free to 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts and education IRAs. Bills introduced by Assemblywoman Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) and Sen. Jack Scott (D-Altadena) change the state's tax code so that it conforms with federal tax incentives adopted last year.
NEWS
January 6, 1998 | MAX VANZI and CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The 1998 legislative session began Monday amid much resolve by Assembly and state Senate members to take on such major tasks as fixing schools and improving health care. Attention of Republicans and Democrats immediately focused on proposals, including one by Gov. Pete Wilson, to raise billions in bond funds to rebuild and expand dilapidated campuses.
NEWS
September 17, 1997 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pressure built Tuesday in the case challenging California's term limit law, after 18 lawmakers joined an effort to overturn it and Secretary of State Bill Jones called on the U.S. Supreme Court to take over the matter, even as a lower court is considering it. "I am running out of time," Jones said Tuesday, noting that candidates can begin declaring they are running for legislative seats in December. "I have to expedite this process."
NEWS
December 3, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Assembly Republicans wrapped up a two-day retreat Saturday by releasing a seven-point program they plan to advance when the Legislature reconvenes next month. "From our policy agenda for 1996, Californians will recognize that Assembly Republicans are committed to public policy over politics," said Assembly GOP Leader Curt Pringle of Garden Grove. Pringle led last week's successful recall of former Speaker Doris Allen (R-Cypress) and her replacement by voters of newcomer Scott Baugh.
NEWS
September 13, 1991 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A seemingly divided state Supreme Court Thursday closely questioned both legal friend and foe of Proposition 140 during arguments on the constitutionality of the sweeping 1990 term-limitation initiative. In an intensive 90-minute hearing, the justices provided few clues on how they will rule in the politically charged case, as they fired hard questions at attorneys on a wide range of issues.
NEWS
September 12, 1991 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
With the future makeup of the Legislature at stake, the California Supreme Court today will begin to weigh the fate of Proposition 140, the far-reaching term limitation initiative approved by the voters last fall. The justices will hear 90 minutes of arguments over the measure and are expected to issue a decision within 90 days.
SPORTS
May 12, 1991 | DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As political issues go, the NCAA's enforcement procedure would not appear to be a major concern in California. But when the California Senate Committee on Business and Professions meets Monday, it will consider legislation that would prohibit the NCAA from imposing sanctions on California schools unless some standards of legal due process are met.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - A long-dormant conflict over medical malpractice is heating up again at the state Capitol. A coalition of consumer advocates, trial lawyers and the nurses union is preparing to gather signatures for a state ballot initiative to raise the state's cap on certain medical malpractice damages. The campaign wants voters to change a 38-year-old California law that puts a $250,000 cap on the amount of money that juries can award for non-economic "pain and suffering" damages.
SPORTS
May 12, 1991 | DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As political issues go, the NCAA's enforcement procedure would not appear to be a major concern in California. But when the California Senate Committee on Business and Professions meets Monday, it will consider legislation that would prohibit the NCAA from imposing sanctions on California schools unless some standards of legal due process are met.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1990 | JUDITH FISCHER
In Southern California, a savings and loan institution collapsed and thousands of people lost their life savings. In Northern California, a freeway overpass collapsed and dozens of people lost their lives. A variety of factors contributed to these disasters, but the lack of strategic planning in the California Legislature may also have played a part.
OPINION
July 31, 1988 | Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe directs the Study of State Legislative Leadership at USC's Institute of Politics and Government
When Gov. George Deukmejian signed the state's new $44-billion budget on July 8, he praised California's lawmakers. "I would like to commend the Legislature," he said, "for making a serious effort to send me a balanced budget with a prudent reserve." It was a rare, conciliatory sop from a frequently contentious chief executive. Politically the ride has been a little bumpy for Deukmejian lately. The so-called "Iron Duke" has sustained large chinks in his armor.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|