Posted by Marc Lifsher on March 11, 2014
State Sen. Anthony Canella, R-Ceres, has put on hold his request for a formal audit of the state's troubled unemployment insurance program and instead thrown his support behind a less-broad version being pushed by Assembly Member Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Canella told the Times that he took the action after meeting with epresentatives of the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown.
"I have been assured that the EDD (Employment Development Department) has the
Posted by John Ellis on March 11, 2014
Garry Bredefeld, a Fresno psychologist who has largely been out of the public eye for more than a dozen years, said Tuesday that he’s going to run for his old Fresno City Council seat in 2016.
Posted by Christopher Cadelago on March 11, 2014
Three days after learning he would face an intraparty challenger, Republican Rep. Tom McClintock has come out swinging against what he's calling an attempted "total liberal takeover."
Posted by David Siders on March 9, 2014
Betty Yee, the state Board of Equalization member competing against Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez in the Democratic race for state controller, issued a vague but stinging indictment of the state party Sunday, suggesting its leadership has become too heavy-handed and is disconnected from grassroots activists.
Posted by John Ellis on March 7, 2014
The ink probably isn’t even dry yet on Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin’s state controller candidacy paperwork, and already there’s word of an incursion on her home turf.
Posted by John Ellis on March 6, 2014
Financially speaking, the Fresno Teachers Association once again appears well positioned for the November school board election.
Posted by Michael Doyle on March 5, 2014
California's two Democratic senators, joined by two House Democrats, urged the State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday to think twice, or maybe thrice, before issuing a proposed order that could cut Delta water pumping.