SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are starting the new year with a tail wind they haven't had in 130 years — supermajorities in both houses of the state Legislature.
They also will be working with a governor of the same political party, a combination that means they can unilaterally increase taxes, pass emergency legislation and put constitutional amendments before voters.
As the legislative sessions opens Monday, Democrats' lengthy agenda includes state environmental laws, K-12 and higher education funding, and making sure California is prepared for federal health care reforms. No longer can Democrats blame minority Republicans for blocking their priorities.
Democratic state Sen. Michael Rubio of Bakersfield says the party has "no more excuses" for taking action.
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With San Diego State University’s homecoming game coming up this Saturday, we dove into the News 8 archives to find footage of local homecoming revelry from decades past. And we gathered some pictures of our own KFMB Stations reporters, anchors and DJs from their homecomings.
A local fitness facility is holding a fundraiser this Saturday to help a longtime client and friend.
Construction has started on the Santa Ysabel Nature Center, the first attraction of its type in San Diego County to showcase the region’s beautiful backcountry.
A man who beat his mother to death with a claw hammer in their Escondido apartment last year was sentenced Wednesday to 26 years to life in state prison.
An environmental report linked to a proposed terminal expansion at Lindbergh Field is getting pushback. A group of San Diegans is raising questions about the report's findings.
The Yes on Prop 6 Gas Tax Repeal Campaign hit the road Wednesday for two weeks of "Rush Hour Rallies."
A pilot suffered apparent non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday during a hard landing at the Ocotillo Wells Airport in Borrego Springs, authorities said.
The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night's drawing hit $900 million on Wednesday after no one matched all six numbers Tuesday.