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California Assembly Elects First Openly Lesbian Leader

March 18, 2014 | 8:52 am

California Assembly Elects First Openly Lesbian Leader

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Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, will replace John Pérez and inherits a supermajority.

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Budget Deal Reflects Unfamiliar Problem: How to Spend a Surplus

June 11, 2013 | 5:20 pm

Budget Deal Reflects Unfamiliar Problem: How to Spend a Surplus

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It’s certainly easier to reach an agreement when you’re negotiating how to spend extra money rather than where to cut funding. A full five days before the June 15 deadline for passing a state budget, Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker John Perez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg reached agreement Monday on a $96 billion […]

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Interest Groups Rain Money on California Democrats

May 16, 2013 | 8:53 am

Interest Groups Rain Money on California Democrats

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by Lance Williams and Agustin Armendariz, Center for Investigative Reporting When they needed political money – to make donations urged by Speaker John A. Pérez and to pay for their 2012 campaigns – Democrats in the California Assembly turned to interest groups with a big stake in state government decisions, a Center for Investigative Reporting […]

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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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Perez Pushes Rainy Day Fund and Scholarship Plan

May 9, 2013 | 5:30 am

Perez Pushes Rainy Day Fund and Scholarship Plan

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California’s state government may be turning the corner from a painful recession, but Assembly Speaker John Perez is already thinking about the next one. The Los Angeles Democrat wants to start setting aside money in a rainy day fund, so legislators aren’t faced with deep spending cuts the next time the economy goes south. That’s […]

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June 27, 2011 | 2:12 pm

Brown, Dem Leadership Announce Budget Deal; Rosier Projections, Potential Cuts Part of Plan

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After a serious failure to communicate, the Dems appear to all be singing from the same prayer book now. To balance the budget, Darrell Steinberg, John Perez and the Guv have announced a deal that relies on better revenue projections and potentially triggered cuts if those rosier number don’t materialize. Find reports about the deal […]

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June 17, 2011 | 9:42 am

Video: Steinberg, Perez Press Conference Slamming Brown Veto

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Fans of Democrat-on-Democrat verbal sniping take note: Here’s the video of yesterday’s extraordinary joint press conference by Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez slamming Jerry Brown after Brown’s veto of the Democrat-crafted budget bill.

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March 15, 2011 | 1:14 pm

Budget Vote Called for Wednesday at 1 p.m.

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KQED’s John Myers reports that Assembly Speaker John Perez has called a vote on the budget, tomorrow at 1 p.m. He writes: The Assembly has called a 1pm Wed floor vote on the budget package, but there’s no deal. Key staffer tells me the $12 billion in cuts *can* be passed Wed without approval of […]

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