Facing charges of arms trafficking and influence peddling, veteran legislator ends statewide campaign.
Analysts ponder a long-term decline in the number of women in office — and how to reverse the trend.
Gov. Jerry Brown is a formidable candidate for re-election with $10 million in the bank, favorable poll numbers and the advantages that go to any Democrat running for re-election in California. Two Republicans are ignoring those odds, though, and are already campaigning for governor. And they couldn’t be more different from each other. In fact, […]
The next four weeks will determine how aggressively California regulates the controversial oil-drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing. And as state Sen. Fran Pavley points out, “four weeks is a long time, legislatively.” The energy industry is watching these developments closely and with a degree of apprehension. Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, has spent the summer engaged […]
Remember that line in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall about politicians? “You know the ethics those guys have. It’s like a notch underneath child molester.” That’s a bit harsh. Still, there’s no doubt that the general public’s view of elected officials has taken a beating over the last few years. A PPIC poll in May found […]
Ed Lee just wrapped a 10 minute press conference announcing his mayoral run. He took a lot of questions about integrity and trust during the presser. When he took the job he’d said he wouldn’t seek a full term. He told the crowd that while he is still a man of his word, he’s had […]