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California State Government

California Candidates Aim To Tap Anti-Sacramento Anger

Sacramento Bee | Jack Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

With a record low number of Californians 13 percent giving the Legislature their approval in the latest Field Poll, next year's elections promise to ...

Jennifer Aniston, Other Celebrities Make Presence Felt In Capitol

latimes.com | Patrick McGreevy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Reporting from Sacramento - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't the only Hollywood celebrity shaping legislation in the state Capitol this past year. Je...

The Billboard That Mercury Insurance Won't Let You See

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

CBS folded and removed the billboard criticizing Mercury Insurance without even a word of warning to its client, my consumer group, Consumer Watchdog.

Gavin Newsom's Impressive Town Hall in Sacramento

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Mayor Newsom is the most exciting thing to happen to California politics in years. He promises to lift California out of the morass that the deadening hands of the GOP have submerged us in.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Tea Bagging California

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The California budget crisis continues to be a showdown between a recalcitrant Executive and a weak-kneed Legislature.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Sticking It to "America's Best"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Thanks to an economic crisis his good friend George W. Bush gave us, Schwarzenegger is launching a frontal assault against virtually all of the state's public sector institutions.

California Needs a New Constitution

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

If Arnold and the Democrats can waste state money holding failed ballot initiatives and "special elections" they can set aside a little cash for a Constitutional Convention.