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California Assembly Speaker Pérez Handed Most Powerful Assignments to Biggest Fundraisers

May 15, 2013 | 6:00 am

California Assembly Speaker Pérez Handed Most Powerful Assignments to Biggest Fundraisers

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By Lance Williams and Agustin Armendariz, Center for Investigative Reporting In May 2012 and again in June, Speaker John A. Pérez wrote memos to Democrats in the California Assembly. He wanted millions in campaign cash to win a handful of key races. At stake, Pérez wrote, was their party’s control of the Assembly – and, […]

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Ammunition Registration Bill Clears California Assembly Committee

April 2, 2013 | 3:47 pm

Ammunition Registration Bill Clears California Assembly Committee

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California already boasts some of the toughest gun-control measures in the nation: assault weapon and high-capacity magazine bans in addition to mandatory 10-day waiting periods, gun purchasing limits and background checks at gun shows. But as states such as New York, Colorado and Connecticut have reacted to the December 2012 Newtown shootings by passing firearms limits […]

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Bay Area Assemblymembers Tell Us Why They Change Their Votes (After a Bill Has Already Passed or Failed)

November 2, 2012 | 4:23 pm

Bay Area Assemblymembers Tell Us Why They Change Their Votes (After a Bill Has Already Passed or Failed)

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by Laird Harrison and Jon Brooks Of all the stuff we’ve covered here at News Fix these past couple of years, only two stories have really prompted an actual state of incredulity among the people to whom we relate the crux of the matter for the first time. The first involved the Berkeley Police Department […]

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Live: Assembly and Senate Floor Sessions on California Budget

March 17, 2011 | 12:42 pm

Live: Assembly and Senate Floor Sessions on California Budget

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Watch live Assembly Floor Session Senate Floor Session KQED’s John Myers is tweeting live from the proceedings:

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February 25, 2011 | 11:09 am

Video: Jerry Brown Confronts Republicans on Budget

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The California Channel has posted the full video — Part 1 and Part 2 — of the extraordinary exchange in Sacramento between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Budget Conference Committee yesterday. The video in Part 1 starts at 9:10. Jerry Brown starts speaking at 11:15. KQED’s John Myers was at the meeting and wrote up […]

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