A bill to allow government regulators to monitor oil refinery shutdowns is drawing heavy criticism from media organizations because of its potential impact on the California Public Records Act.
Educational research and public attitudes have changed since voters banned bilingual education in 1998, Lara said.
During an hour-long interview with The Sacramento Bee Capitol Bureaus staff on Monday, Assemblyman Richard Pan was asked about his legislative history of carrying labor-sponsored bills that clamp down on outsourcing services. Pan defended civil service laws as promoting good government, but acknowledged that the private sector should provide some services.
Assemblyman Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, who is running for the state Senate in November, fielded questions from The Sacramento Bee Capitol Bureau’s staff on Monday.
Senate leader Darrell Steinberg’s effort to ask voters whether the Legislature should be able to yank the pay of lawmakers who are suspended for allegations of dishonorable behavior will not make it onto the November ballot, marking a setback for the Sacramento Democrat who proposed the constitutional amendment in response to criminal allegations this year against a trio of senators.