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  • Senate leader ponders budget cuts to GOP districts

    April 27, 2011 7:15 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Democratic leader of the state Senate says he is interested in the possibility of targeting Republican districts for budget cuts if GOP lawmakers continue their refusal to let Californians vote on tax extensions. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg on Wednesday told reporters he has... more »
  • Locals speak out on controversial Dream Act

    December 9, 2010 9:41 PM

    Democrats have delayed a vote on controversial legislation that would pave the way to citizenship for many young illegal immigrants. It's called the Dream Act. It would grant citizenship to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. before the age of 16, if they enroll in college or join the... more »
  • Laird, Blakeslee battle over oil and budget in senate race

    June 21, 2010 9:37 PM

    We're just one day away from California's special election to fill its 15th District state senate seat. District 15 covers the Central Coast from Monterey County to northern Santa Barbara County. It's a hotly contested race between Former Democratic Assemblyman John Laird from Santa Cruz and Republican Assemblyman Sam... more »
  • State Senate confirms Maldonado as next Lt. Governor

    April 26, 2010 5:20 PM

    The State Senate has confirmed Abel Maldonado as California's next Lt. Governor. With a vote of 25-7, state senators have voted to make the Santa Maria native California's second in command. Last Thursday, the State Assembly voted in favor of the confirmation. The Assembly vote was seen as his... more »
  • 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 »
  • Andre Birotte confirmed by Senate as US atty

    February 11, 2010 11:18 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Senate has confirmed Andre Birotte Jr. as the next U.S. attorney for the Central District of California. Birotte, currently inspector general for the Los Angeles Police Commission, was confirmed by the Senate Thursday. He was nominated to the post by President Barack Obama. The 43-year-old... 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 »
  • Senate panel clears Bernanke nomination

    December 17, 2009 12:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel has approved the nomination of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to run the nation's central bank for another four years. The Senate Banking Committee voted 16-7 to send Bernanke's nomination to the full Senate for consideration. Although the 56-year-old Bernanke appears to have... more »
  • Senate votes to safeguard coverage of mammograms for women

    December 3, 2009 12:19 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators have voted to safeguard coverage of mammograms and preventive screening tests for women under any health care overhaul legislation. The 61-39 vote Thursday on an amendment by Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine would allow the Health and Human... more »
  • Senate opens health care debate this week

    November 30, 2009 11:54 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The 60 votes Democrats mustered to move the bill forward aren't there as the Senate debate begins today on the health care overhaul. That creates a delicate situation for Majority Leader Harry Reid, who must figure out how to put those 60 votes together again to... more »

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