Amid CalPERS board candidate David Miller’s suggestions that “dirty tricks” are behind the theft of his campaign’s signs, his opponent, Theresa Taylor, said that the signs’ disappearance “is a non-story” and that her campaign’s signs have also been removed from parts of downtown Sacramento.
Heres what to watch for in the debate between California Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican challenger Neel Kashkari. The two debate in Sacramento on Thursday.
The coalition opposing a fall initiative to mandate random drug and alcohol testing of doctors and quadruple the states decades-old $250,000 cap on medical malpractice awards is out with its first television and radio ads of the campaign.
When consumer advocates were preparing a fall ballot initiative to raise the sum victims can recover in medical malpractice lawsuits, they considered tacking on an inducement that would resonate with voters across California.
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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.
Another business group and another building trades union have endorsed the “strong mayor” measure appearing on the November ballot in the city of Sacramento.
State Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, had a 17-to-1 cash-on-hand advantage at the end of June over educator and institute director Pete Peterson, Padilla’s Republican opponent in the race to succeed termed-out Secretary of State Debra Bowen.
Having passed an on-time budget and concluded their committee hearings, California lawmakers have escaped Sacramento for a few weeks and retired to their districts for a July recess. When they return, much of the remaining legislative session will be devoted to trying to get a new water bond on the November ballot.
Sen. Kay Hagan on Tuesday again became a co-sponsor of a bill that would require corporations and advocacy groups to disclose their donors for political ads. An earlier version of the bill was introduced in the Senate in 2012, but it had no Republican co-sponsors, and it went nowhere.
Shiva Frentzen, a Cameron Park Community Services District director, has announced her candidacy for El Dorado County’s District 2 supervisor seat to be filled in a September special election.
The Lassen Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to adopt a resolution that places a proposed three-term limit before voters in November. Supervisors Jim Chapman and Aaron Albaugh voted against the resolution.
Nonprofit executive director Rick Jennings is on the verge of winning a closely-watched Sacramento City Council race in the district representing the Pocket, Greenhaven and Valley Hi neighborhoods.
Sacramento City Council candidate Ellen Cochrane congratulated her competitors in a blog post over the weekend. She thanked her supporters. And she said she was thinking about which candidate to support in the November run-off election.
Ellen Cochrane apparently thinks 77 votes is an insurmountable gap. Cochrane, a teacher and one of seven candidates for the City Council race in east Sacramento and South Natomas, posted a concession message on her website over the weekend. She currently stands in third place in a race in which the top two finishers will move on to the November runoff election.
Republican Art Moore has advanced to a same-party showdown with Rep. Tom McClintock in the Roseville-based 4th Congressional District.
Nonprofit executive director Rick Jennings was still hovering above 50 percent of the vote in the City Council race in the Pocket, Greenhaven and Valley Hi neighborhoods in updated results Friday. However, with potentially hundreds more ballots left to count, it was still too early to determine whether he would maintain a majority and avoid a run-off in November with former city fire chief Julius Cherry.
Sacramento County elections officials report that 77,700 ballots remain to be counted following Tuesday’s primary election.
Davis voters on Tuesday repealed a complex series of water rate increases designed to pay for a major project tapping into the Sacramento River.
The November lineup in the race to be Californias next controller remained unknown Wednesday as four candidates finished within three percentage points of each other, while fall contests for secretary of state, attorney general and other statewide contests fell into place with little drama.
The two candidates who will face off in November in El Dorado County’s closely watched District 4 supervisorial race both promise to preserve the county’s rustic flavor. Otherwise, the two survivors of Tuesday’s primary election offer stark contrasts for voters in a district whose politics simmer over growth and development issues.
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In a bizarre scene, three men said they were paid Friday to stand on a busy downtown Sacramento street corner to hold signs and hand out fliers calling Councilman Jay Schenirer a racist.
Democrats Thursday said they’re planning a nearly $44 million ad campaign this fall in 36 battleground House districts, an unusually large commitment from a political party.
Deputy District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert built on her financial lead in the Sacramento County district attorney’s race by more than doubling her money in the most recent fundraising reporting period.
A new Davis City Council will immediately be faced with numerous issues such as budget deficits, major water projects, infrastructure backlogs and efforts to grow revenue.
Sacramento and El Dorado county election officials need poll workers for the June 3 election.
Assemblyman Richard Pan is highlighting his career as a doctor in his race against fellow Democratic Assemblyman Roger Dickinson to represent the Sacramento region in the state Senate. A similar message is emerging in the independent advertising campaigns outside interest groups are mounting to benefit Pan. They have already spent more than $507,000 to support Pan and slam Dickinson.
Neel Kashkari has cut into Tim Donnellys lead among Republican candidates for governor, aided by an infusion of his own money in an increasingly divisive, inter-party race, according to a new poll.
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Republican Neel Kashkari tore into rival Tim Donnelly on Thursday, accusing him of offending minorities and alienating prominent Republicans while mentioning his criminal record in the only scheduled debate between the two candidates for governor.
Nonprofit organizations that make political contributions in California will have to disclose more information about the source of their money under a law Gov. Jerry Brown signed Wednesday.
Precinct officers are needed to work polling places on Election Day in Sacramento County.
The Bee’s editorial board met recently with the top two Republican challengers to Gov. Jerry Brown’s re-election campaign, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks and Neel Kashkari of Orange County. Discussion ranged from Donnelly’s unusual flag pin to Kashkari’s choice for president while running the Troubled Asset Relief Program in 2008. Below are excerpts from the conversations.