Dean “Dino” Cortopassi, a Stockton-area farmer and food processor, is financing a ballot measure that could undermine Gov. Jerry Brown’s Delta water project and high-speed rail in California. It was a long time in the making.
Democrats eye House seats amid Clinton Foundation scrutiny. Republicans continue debate prep while GOP insiders worry Donald Trump is out of time. Voting starts in a month -- and neither party is taking it lightly.
On Thursday, the California Assembly was supposed to vote on the bill to grant farmworkers overtime pay, but put it off, disappointing those who left the fields for a day to see history made. Instead they witnessed a process that shows their time and money aren’t valued yet. Strong leadership will make it happen. A lack of leadership delayed it.
The union representing about 3,500 California state government legal professionals announced the agreement in an email to members. The deal includes a 14 percent pay increase over the next two years, among other things.
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s tweet that appeared to link the shooting death of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin to his attempt to appeal to African-American voters drew swift criticism online Saturday
At least one Woodland councilman will lose his seat this year as the city moves to a new election system aimed at increasing diversity on the City Council. For the first time, Woodland voters will choose their City Council members in geographically based districts.
On Friday, the state Senate rallied around Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, who suffered a series of stinging legislative losses in the Assembly Appropriations Committee earlier this month, including having her name stripped from one of her bills.
A web of campaign committees, nonprofits and wealthy individuals has funneled at least $6.6 million so far to the main yes-on-64 campaign committee. The pro-legalization effort involves eight fundraising accounts, at least three of which are linked to corresponding organizations. Among the donors are those with obvious existing ties to the issue who could profit immensely from a legal marijuana marketplace.
After the California Assembly failed to hold a planned vote on a bill expanding overtime pay for farmworkers, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, emerged with his caucus and vowed to pursue the measure. In Sacramento on August 25, 2016.