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California Democrats Regain Supermajority in State Senate

March 13, 2013 | 8:57 am

California Democrats Regain Supermajority in State Senate

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats appeared to have hit the sweet spot in a pair of special elections on Tuesday, likely regaining their two-thirds majority in the state Senate while retaining their narrow supermajority in the Assembly at least until mid-May. With all precincts reporting, Assemblyman Ben Hueso, a Democrat from San Diego, led the […]

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Democrats Hope to Retain Supermajority in Senate Races

March 12, 2013 | 8:51 am

Democrats Hope to Retain Supermajority in Senate Races

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By Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—Primaries for two open state Senate seats being held Tuesday carry consequences that could be more significant than in a typical legislative race. Democrats won two-thirds majorities in both houses of the Legislature last fall, but there is a chance at least one chamber may lack a supermajority […]

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February 22, 2013 | 11:13 am

Democrats Lose Supermajority in California Senate

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A legislative supermajority is a fleeting thing, reports KQED’s Sacramento Bureau Chief Scott Detrow: Just a month-and-a-half into the new legislative session, California Democrats have lost the two-thirds majority they held in both the state Assembly and Senate. That’s due to the resignation of East Bakersfield Senator Michael Rubio, who is stepping down – effective […]

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December 3, 2012 | 8:50 am

A.M. Splash: Calif. Dems Supermajority May Not Last Long; Apple, Samsung Back to Court; Arrests Drop in Oakland; SF N. Beach Subway Proposed

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California Democrats’ supermajority powers will be short-lived (Bay Area News Group) When Democrats last month achieved broad taxing powers by capturing supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature, Democratic leaders immediately ruled out new taxes, saying they didn’t want to be seen as overreaching just after voters approved Gov. Jerry Brown’s $6 billion annual tax […]

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