Tag Archives: California Assembly

"An Incredibly Moving Experience"

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That was the sentiment of John Perez of Los Angeles after Assembly Democrats unanimously chose him today to be the fifth Speaker of the Assembly in just the last nine years.


Jailhouse Blues

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As we reported in this morning’s radio story for The California Report, yesterday’s action (and inaction) by the Legislature on a major prison reform bill fell victim to one of the essential truths in politics: a deal’s not done until … Continue reading »


Sunday Budget Preview

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BUDGET DAY PLUS 47 — Expect some heated policy talk, sprinkled with shrewd politics and a dash of theatrics as the Assembly convenes this afternoon to debate, and vote, on a new state budget — the first Sunday session of … Continue reading »


Madam Speaker

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That title has only been used once before in the California Assembly (and then only under unusual circumstances), but it’ll be the buzz word for today when Karen Bass is sworn in as the 67th speaker of the lower house. … Continue reading »