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 House, Senate leaders reach deal on Calif. drought, Flint
Yahoo - Dec. 5, 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan agreement on a bill to authorize $170 million for Flint, Michigan and other cities beleaguered by lead in drinking water, and to provide relief to drought-stricken California. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Kevin McCarthy,

 Donald Trump taps former campaign rival Ben Carson as housing secretary
L.A. Daily News - Dec. 5, 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.Trump's decision, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Rudy Giuliani, Nancy Pelosi, Mitt Romney,

 Jerry Brown: California will work to ensure laws are enforced fairly
Sacramento Bee - Dec. 5, 2:18 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown, joined Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, by his nominee for Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, said California would collaborate where possible with President-elect Donald Trump but also uphold the state's values. … Click to Continue » »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Yvonne Walker,

 California lawmakers to Trump: 'if you want to get to (immigrants), you have to go through us'
Sacramento Bee - Dec. 5, 2:12 pm
Previewing an adversarial relationship between California and the federal government over the next four years, legislative leaders opened a new session on Monday by vowing to preserve California’s liberal agenda … Click to Continue » »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Rocky Chavez, Ricardo Lara, Legislature, Marc Levine, Melissa Melendez, Anthony Rendon,

 The next big step for California on climate change
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - Dec. 5, 2:07 pm
The California Air Resources Board is proposing an important climate change reduction plan that will help residents breathe easier, eat healthier and reduce food waste. The Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction … Click to Continue » »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Air Resources Board,

 Trump taps Carson to lead housing agency
San Francisco Chronicle - Dec. 5, 1:59 pm
NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump, moving closer to filling his Cabinet, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In a statement, Trump said he was “thrilled to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi,

 Trump taps Ben Carson to head HUD and meets with Al Gore
KABC - Dec. 5, 1:42 pm
President-elect Donald Trump picked former rival Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development and held a meeting with former Vice President Al Gore on Monday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Nancy Pelosi, Mitt Romney,

 Moderate Democrats could derail a liberal wish list
Inland Daily Bulletin - Dec. 5, 1:42 pm
With Democrats new supermajority in the state Legislature, they'll have no trouble raising taxes, passing emergency bills and putting constitutional amendments on the ballot, right? Not exactly. Although gains in the Nov. 8 election mean Democrats ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Assembly Democrats, Cheryl Brown, California Target Book, cigarette tax, illegal immigration, Legislature, Steve Maviglio, minimum wage, Anthony Rendon, David Wolfe,

 SEIU Local 1000 contract deal includes delayed raise, $2,500 signing bonus
Sacramento Bee - Dec. 5, 12:56 pm
State workers whose union called off a strike last week will have to wait until next summer for a raise under a tentative contract their leaders approved, but they’ll get … Click to Continue » »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: SEIU,

 How should California Democrats use their supermajority? Question of the Week
L.A. Daily News / Editorials - Dec. 5, 12:01 pm
The California Legislature opened a new session Dec. 5 with Democrats holding more than two-thirds of the seats in both the state Senate and Assembly after an election that defied the national trend toward Republicans.Democrats' supermajority in the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Bob Huff, Legislature, Eric Linder, Al Muratsuchi, Sharon Quirk-Silva,

   Al Gore calls meeting with Donald Trump 'productive'
L.A. Daily News - Dec. 5, 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):1:10 p.m.Former Vice President Al Gore says he had a 'productive' meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.Gore met with Trump at Trump Tower on Monday and spoke briefly ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi, Dana Rohrabacher,

 California governor, Legislature are now highest paid in nation
Los Angeles Times - Dec. 5, 11:11 am
Essential Politics: California Legislature returns to work, lawmakers seek help for the poor when it comes to bail Dec. 5, 2016, 11:11 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Board of Equalization, Tom Lackey,

 McClatchy editorial cartoons for the week of Dec. 5, 2016
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - Dec. 5, 11:09 am
Visual views offered by cartoonists from around the McClatchy network … Click to Continue » »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Drought, Rudy Giuliani, Kevin Johnson, Legislature, Dan Morain, SEIU, Dan Walters,

 The Latest: Little change in Wisconsin recount results
Yahoo - Dec. 5, 10:51 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local): »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, electronic voting, Mark Gold,

 California Democrats try to thwart Trump's immigration policies
Cal Coast News - Dec. 5, 10:49 am
California Democrats are introducing a host of bills aimed at stopping President-elect Donald Trump’s immigration policies, real or perceived, from taking effect in the state. One package of bills consists of urgent measures that, if passed, would ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ricardo Lara, Legislature,

 Tax-free tampons proposal is back as California Legislature returns
Los Angeles Times - Dec. 5, 10:28 am
Essential Politics: California Legislature returns to work, lawmakers seek help for the poor when it comes to bail Dec. 5, 2016, 11:11 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Cristina Garcia,

   LA Councilman Jose Huizar Declines To Run For Becerra's Congressional Seat
KCBS - Dec. 5, 10:24 am
City Councilman Jose Huizar took himself out of the running Monday for the congressional seat expected to be vacated by Rep. Xavier Becerra, who accepted Gov. Jerry Brown’s nomination for California Attorney General last week. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Jimmy Gomez, Kamala Harris, Jose Huizar, Legislature, John A. Perez,

 House GOP to unveil short-term funding bill Tuesday
The Hill - Dec. 5, 10:23 am
The release will come four days ahead of the deadline to fund the government. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi,

 California lawmakers aim to make bail reform top priority in the upcoming legislative session
Los Angeles Times - Dec. 5, 9:58 am
Essential Politics: California Legislature returns to work, lawmakers seek help for the poor when it comes to bail Dec. 5, 2016, 9:57 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Rob Bonta, Bob Hertzberg, Legislature,

 Choice of Becerra for attorney general shakes up California politics: Thomas Elias
L.A. Daily News / Opinion - Dec. 5, 9:41 am
All through his career, unpredictability has been the hallmark of Gov. Jerry Brown, and he did it again by choosing 12-term Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra of Los Angeles as California's next attorney general.With his confirmation by a ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Barbara Boxer, John Chiang, Gray Davis, George Deukmejian, Thomas D. Elias, Kevin Faulconer, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Dave Jones, Legislature, Gavin Newsom, Loretta Sanchez, Ashley Swearengin, Antonio Villaraigosa,

 The Latest: DC mayor to meet with Trump at her request
Yahoo - Dec. 5, 9:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi, Dana Rohrabacher,

 The Latest: Stein explains recount push outside Trump Tower
Yahoo - Dec. 5, 9:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local): »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, electronic voting, Mark Gold,

 Los Angeles City Council member won't seek Becerra seat
Los Angeles Times / Top of the Ticket - Dec. 5, 8:56 am
Essential Politics: California Legislature returns to work, lawmakers seek help for the poor when it comes to bail Dec. 5, 2016, 9:57 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Jimmy Gomez, Jose Huizar, John A. Perez,

   The Latest: GOP leader warns against Trump plan for tariffs
Sacramento Bee - Dec. 5, 8:47 am
The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 11:40 a.m. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says imposing tariffs on companies that move their operations overseas could result in a … Click to Continue » »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Dana Rohrabacher,

 The Latest: Green Party sues for Pennsylvania vote recount
San Francisco Chronicle - Dec. 5, 8:46 am
Lawyers for the Green Party have filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to order a recount of Pennsylvania's presidential election results. The lawsuit was filed Monday morning in Philadelphia against state elections officials. Green Party ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, electronic voting, Mark Gold,

   The Latest: Trump's daughter, Ivanka, to meet with Al Gore
San Francisco Chronicle - Dec. 5, 8:46 am
Gore told supporters of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton last month that Trump would walk away from international efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is appreciative that Ben Carson is willing to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Dana Rohrabacher,

 CalWatchdog Morning Read - December 5
CalWatchdog - Dec. 5, 8:23 am
Voter fraud in CA? Public workers strike canceled, deal reached with state Lawmakers urge new AG to step up CPUC probe Democrats want funding for legal bills for undocumented immigrants »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Jim Brulte, California Republican Party, illegal immigration, Legislature, Alex Padilla, SEIU,

   Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez joins race to succeed Rep. Xavier Becerra in Congress
Los Angeles Times - Dec. 5, 8:21 am
Essential Politics: Legislative Democrats jump into immigration debate, state treasurer seeks help for pot businesses using cash Dec. 5, 2016, 7:20 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Gil Cedillo, Jimmy Gomez, Kamala Harris, Jose Huizar, Legislature,

 Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary
Sacramento Bee - Dec. 5, 7:42 am
President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of … Click to Continue » »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Rudy Giuliani, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Mitt Romney,

 California's incoming House members get a feel for the new job
Los Angeles Times - Dec. 5, 7:20 am
Essential Politics: Legislative Democrats jump into immigration debate, state treasurer seeks help for pot businesses using cash Dec. 5, 2016, 7:20 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Lou Correa, Sam Farr, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Ro Khanna, Leon Panetta, Loretta Sanchez,

 Janice Hahn, Kathryn Barger Join County Board
KCBS - Dec. 5, 7:05 am
Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger will be sworn in Monday as the newest members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Michael Antonovich, Janice Hahn, Mark Ridley-Thomas,

 Contenders, picks for key jobs in Trump's administration
Yahoo - Dec. 5, 6:10 am
(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter to serve as Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary. [L1N1E00G0] Below are people ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Rudy Giuliani, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney,

 Three Political Parties Populate the New Legislature
Fox & Hounds Daily - Dec. 5, 6:02 am
If you listen closely to post election chatter you must conclude that there will be three political parties that occupy seats in the legislature sworn in today: The Democrats, the Republicans and the Moderates. Questions about moderate Democrats, ... »Read  »E-mail story

 CalChamber Survey Reveals Voters' Homegrown Issues
Fox & Hounds Daily - Dec. 5, 6:01 am
The Second Annual CalChamber Survey, released this week, indicates that the state’s voters believe there are some homegrown issues that deserve the attention of California legislators. Among top priorities for voters are fixing ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Proposition 13, Drought, Loren Kaye, Legislature, Marty Wilson,


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