Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday nominated a deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama administration to the California Supreme Court, continuing to recast the high court with Democratic appointees from outside the judiciary.
Ann Ravel, former chair of California’s political watchdog and now a member of the Federal Election Commission, is publicly sparring with a colleague after she proposed the FEC examine the role the Internet plays in political campaigns.
A month after taking leadership of the California Senate, Sen. Kevin de Leòn has begun laying off dozens of people who work for the Senate’s administrative arm. The reductions were blamed on budget problems, said staff members who were notified Friday morning that they were being let go by the Senate’s top administrator.
The University of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to adopt a plan that would allow UC to raise tuition by up to 5 percent annually over the next five years if the university does not receive more funding from the state.