Californians are leaning toward approving a $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes. That's a no-brainer, since most of us don't smoke, and laws about lighting up in public have been getting more and more draconian.
But a funny think happened on the way to November.
Support for this new tax, proposed under ... More >>
Gov. Jerry Brown's ingenious and inventive plan for California's budget woes is to raise taxes. He wants your support for an initiative that would increase taxes on the mildly rich and on retail items.
He's bringing a ballot initiative to you, but the support you've shown for this appears to be wa ... More >>
He'd have been a shoddy salesman.Governor Jerry Brown may have appeased the California Teachers Association, one of his most generous campaign backers, for now: In his revised May 17 budget proposal, he shields K-12 schools and community colleges from the big, stern cuts that will be necessar ... More >>
themadpothead via FlickrCalifornia's pot just might stay medical for a while.Friends, countrymen, our fellow stoners. Lend us your lighters, for we shall spark one in honor of what could have been -- fully legal weed in California.
We know, this thing's not over yet. But Prop. 19, the initia ... More >>
Photo by Ted SoquiJerry Brownâ€‹Jerry Brown has an eight-point lead over Meg Whitman in a new PPIC survey out tonight. Among likely voters, Brown is beating Whitman 44-36.In the September PPIC poll, the candidates were in a virtual tie, with Whitman holding a 38-37 margin.Two big stories have domina ... More >>
Even with one key Los Angeles City Council District race still hanging in the balance on the Westside, the political wreckage surrounding some of California's best-known politicians was waist-deep, leaving Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to slog through the recriminatio ... More >>