State has 2,300 special districts on top of 482 city councils, 1,028 boards of education and 58 boards of county supervisors. Is your head spinning yet?

In an election in which the California Republican Party has provided few good alternatives for voters, Controller John Chiang is the best choice to be the state’s next treasurer. Chiang’s opponent is Republican Greg Conlon, a businessman who headed the California Public Utilities Commission during Gov. Pete Wilson’s tenure. He is running with little support or funding.

Proposition 45 would undermine the Affordable Care Act, which is reason to oppose it.

Darrell Steinberg is leaving the Legislature after 14 years, and leaving a mark.

The California delegation boasts both the richest Congress member and the poorest, although the calculations for poverty are, shall we say, somewhat imprecise.

Despite years of stories and attempts at legislative fixes, lawyers and phony victims are still misusing the Americans with Disabilities Act for financial gain.

A yearlong McClatchy Newspapers investigation has uncovered massive fraud in the 2009 federal stimulus project intended to rebuild America and jump-start the economy.

There are stinkers in the pile of bills on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. But these six are prizes he ought to support.

Her revelation about suffering from depression sheds light on years of questions The Bee’s editorial board has had about Bowen’s lackluster performance as secretary of state.

Obama makes clear that war on terror goes on 13 years after 9/11.

On the eve of the 13th anniversary of that terrible tragedy, it’s a good time for a re-evaluation of whether we want Officer Friendly with a clipboard and pen or a GI Joe with camo and riot helmets a patrolling our communities and neighborhoods.

Many bills should die; here’s a start.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s portrait, unveiled on Monday in the Capitol rotunda, is about as far from caricature as it could be, which is, we assume, its point. The guy who became rich by playing cartoonish characters in the movies and an over-the-top governor in the Capitol looks oh-so-dignified for posterity.

The fear of taking action, even the right action, has doomed any attempt at immigration reform in recent years. And, sadly, President Barack Obama has succumbed to the same scaremongering, reversing his plan for action by the end of the summer in an evident appeasement to Senate Democrats worried about losing seats on Nov. 4.

There are a handful of races in which a candidate who received our endorsement in the June primary advanced to the general election. We don’t switch endorsements unless something untoward or unusual happens between a primary election. Below are the recaps of our original endorsement in those five races.

California lacks a clear policy on gambling expansion, so voters should reject Proposition 48.

Some scientists and environmentalists have been contending that water quality would suffer, pollution would increase and aquatic life would be harmed if California goes forward with plans to build twin tunnels in the Delta. Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has strongly reinforced those concerns and called for changes in the multibillion-dollar plan.

Just one more debate, that’s all we’re asking. One with time for both to expand on their plans and ideas. Neel Kashkari is up for it.

If it takes a congressional hearing to get straight answers from the NRC, we strongly support that step.

Elon Musk jilts California, after all the state has done for him.

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