As early as today, the California Senate may vote on a bill that would allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their education, training and certification.
Apple Inc. isn't doing anything outright illegal, or different than lots of other U.S. corporations are doing to shave their tax bills. It's just being more ingenious and aggressive than most about playing every possible angle.
Since the infamous 2010 Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, our elections have been inundated with gobs of secret donations for spending by outside groups on political ads.
Given the promises to voters and the city's core duties, there's little doubt that nearly all of Sacramento's sales tax windfall will go to restore basic police, fire and parks services.
Meeting the Labor Day deadline for opening the long-delayed eastern span of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge must no longer be the singular focus of Caltrans.
A yawning gap has emerged between University of California health system administrators and rank-and-file health workers.
Gov. Jerry Brown has renewed his push to eliminate the $700 million to $750 million a year business tax break known as enterprise zones, this time with the goal of using that money in ways that actually would stimulate economic development.
In the nation's socially conservative heartland, Minnesota voters were the first to reject a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, which had passed in 30 states. Opponents of same-sex marriage had won every popular vote until then, including in California.
Unable to match the salaries of private and some public utilities, California cannot retain enough skilled employees to maintain and operate its complex and vital water delivery system.
Gov. Jerry Brown made a call for "prudence, not exuberance" in his revised May budget Tuesday. While Democrats in the Legislature call for more spending, Brown is taking the right stance given a one-time revenue surge as a result of tax changes, the slow economic recovery and major policy changes being contemplated in education funding.
In recent years, Vallejo has been known mostly and sadly for the fact that it went bankrupt in 2008. Today, the beleaguered city on San Pablo Bay is making news for something innovative and exciting.