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  • State Assembly to vote Thursday on Senator Maldonado's nomination for Lt. Governor

    April 22, 2010 1:18 AM

    The California Assembly is expected to vote Thursday on local State Senator Abel Maldonado's nomination for Lieutenant Governor. If the Assembly backs Maldonado, the nomination would then head to the State Senate. Back in February, the Senate confirmed his nomination, but the Assembly did not. Governor Schwarzenegger... more »
  • Governor renominates Abel Maldonado to end growing controversy

    February 12, 2010 9:24 PM

    What started as a simple confirmation vote for state senator Abel Maldonado has turned into a big controversy in the state capitol. The confirmation process just got a bit longer. Governor Schwarzenegger says he will re-nominate Maldonado for Lieutenant Governor until a majority decision is reached in the Assembly.... more »
  • Lieutenant Governor confirmation for Abel Maldonado in limbo

    February 12, 2010 2:19 PM

    Democrats and Republicans continue to fight over whether Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria, has been confirmed as California's next lieutenant governor. The Senate voted early Thursday to approve Maldonado's confirmation, but the Assembly rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenneger's pick for 2nd in command. The Assembly voted 37-35 in favor. That's just... more »
  • Calif. Assembly rejects lt. governor nominee Abel Maldonado

    February 11, 2010 7:05 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Assembly has rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's pick for lieutenant governor. The state Senate voted relatively quickly Thursday morning to confirm Republican state Sen. Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria, but his nomination hit a wall in the Assembly. Several initial votes failed to... more »
  • State senate confirms Maldonado nomination for Lt. Gov.; vote sent to Assembly

    February 11, 2010 1:05 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Senate has voted to confirm Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's pick for California lieutenant governor, sending the nomination to the Assembly. Senators voted 26-7 on Thursday in favor of Republican state Sen. Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria. If the Assembly approves him later in the day,... more »
  • Los Angeles lawmaker lines up votes for Assembly Speaker

    December 3, 2009 12:45 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Assembly Speaker Karen Bass says a fellow Los Angeles Democrat has lined up enough support to become the next speaker of the California Assembly. Assemblyman John Perez would be the first openly gay lawmaker to hold the post, one of the most powerful positions in state... more »

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