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AM Alert: Latino lawmakers visit immigrant detention facility

Jul 8, 2014
AM Alert: Latino lawmakers visit immigrant detention facility

Murietta_protest.JPGThough illegal immigration into California has declined in recent years, the state has recently become a flashpoint for the national debate on immigration reform.

As Texas has been overwhelmed by a flood of migrants fleeing gang violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, many of those detainees have been sent...

Dan Walters Daily: California’s economic growth tempered by unemployment

Jul 8, 2014
Dan Walters Daily: California’s economic growth tempered by unemployment

Not all Californians are sharing in the state's improving fortunes, Dan says. Have a question you'd like Dan to answer? Post it on our Facebook page. See other Dan Walters Daily clips here. PHOTO: Binders full of resources at the Employment Develo...

Counties scramble to begin California controller recount

Jul 7, 2014
Counties scramble to begin California controller recount

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Election officials across California began preparing Monday for hand recounts in thousands of precincts in the tight race for state controller.

With July normally a slow time on the election calendar, counties were calling back employees from vacation, getting in touch with potential members of recount boards, and generally boning...

Sentencing for California Sen. Rod Wright delayed a third time

Jul 7, 2014
Sentencing for California Sen. Rod Wright delayed a third time

The criminal sentencing hearing for suspended state Sen. Rod Wright has been delayed for a third time as his lawyers argue that the judge should throw out the jury's verdicts that found Wright guilty of eight felonies for lying about where he lived w...

In Florida, Mike Curb can still stir the gubernatorial pot

Jul 7, 2014
In Florida, Mike Curb can still stir the gubernatorial pot

Mike Curb, the former lieutenant governor who famously made trouble for Gov. Jerry Brown when Brown was governor before and traveled out of state, demonstrated over the weekend that he is still capable of stirring the gubernatorial pot. The Sporting N...

AM Alert: Community college board reappoints CCSF trustee

Jul 7, 2014
AM Alert: Community college board reappoints CCSF trustee

Good news for Android users! Capitol Alert's Insider Edition app is now available for your phone or tablet. Learn more at www.sacbee.com/insider. It's summer recess for legislators, most of whom have headed back to their districts, and for your humble...

Dan Walters Daily: Time running out on water bond

Jul 7, 2014
Dan Walters Daily: Time running out on water bond

Despite California's pressing drought crisis, lawmakers aren't showing much urgency on a new water bond, Dan says. Have a question you'd like Dan to answer? Post it on our Facebook page. See other Dan Walters Daily clips here. PHOTO: A pair of fis...

P&eacuterez seeks recount in California controller’s race

Jul 6, 2014
P&eacuterez seeks recount in California controller’s race

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Former Assembly Speaker John A. P&eacuterez filed paperwork Sunday requesting a recount in 15 California counties in a bid to advance to the November runoff for state controller after an extremely close finish in the June 3 election.

P&eacuterez, D-Los Angeles, trails Board of Equalization member Betty Yee, also a...

Undervote in California controller’s race cost candidates

Jul 3, 2014
Undervote in California controller’s race cost candidates

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The ultra-tight finish in California's controller race might have been a lot different if some 422,000 voters last month had completed their ballots.

As of Friday, Board of Equalization member Betty Yee led former Assembly Speaker John A. P&eacuterez by 481 votes for second place. Monday is the last day...

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