Articles Tagged With ‘Sacramento’




Money’s tight, just like Matosantos

This state’s financial problems are staggering, and apparently so was the finance director. Ana Matosantos, who heads the state’s Finance Department, was arrested early Friday for DUI after Sacramento police noticed her car weaving near the Capitol. Her 2004 Acura... (Continue reading)

Campaign donor secrecy bid rebuffed

An attempt to keep secret the identities of California political campaign donors was throttled Thursday by a federal judge. [SacramentoBee] Proponents of Prop 8, a voter-approved initiative to ban same-sex marriages, argued that they were harassed by political opponents, but... (Continue reading)

Lawyers to argue redevelopment fund shift

A court battle to argue the future of the state’s redevelopment agencies looms in the aftermath of a lawsuit filed this week by a coalition of 10 Southern California cities. The complaint filed in Sacramento seeks to prevent the legislature... (Continue reading)

Off-roader federal land policies under scrutiny

Increased regulation of off-road vehicle use on forest lands got roasted this week at a congressional hearing in Sacramento, setting the stage for a GOP-led legislative effort to open more land to grazing and mining, and banning future national monuments.... (Continue reading)

Green bills fared poorly in Sacramento

It’s been a bad year at the state capitol for environmental issues despite an ostensibly friendly administration, and it’s a trend being felt nationwide as the economy hemorrhages. [SanJoseMercuryNews] Representatives of many California environmental interest groups had hoped that Gov.... (Continue reading)

Enrollment to be slashed at Cuesta College

Cuesta College could turn away more than 3,000 students next fall because of stalled Sacramento budget talks. “It is a disaster for the community,” said Cuesta College Marketing Director Stephan Gunsaulus who noted the cuts will affect current students, graduating high... (Continue reading)

This open government week is a call to arms

Opinion By Richard P. McKee Our Founding Fathers, revered for their courage and determination, knew far too well the nation they were creating was only an experiment; that persistence lay ahead if the people’s government was to survive.  They openly... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee and Achajdian traitors or saviors?

OPINION BY KEVIN P. RICE Senator Sam Blakeslee and Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian found their political heads figuratively impaled on sticks this week on a Los Angeles talk radio show and web site. The John and Ken Show on L.A.’s KFI... (Continue reading)

Lawmakers cash in on three-day weekends

Lawmakers in Sacramento officially convened for less than half an hour on Friday — just long enough to legally entitle the 80 members of the Assembly and the 40 members of the Senate $568 each. [Union-Tribune] What happened?  On top... (Continue reading)

State lawmakers want to keep their cars (the ones you pay for)

California remains the only state in the nation to provide vehicles to its rank-and-file lawmakers for unlimited use and it’s a policy not likely to change in the near future. [AP] The state purchases cars for lawmakers like Sam Blakeslee... (Continue reading)