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By Nick Salazar - Peninusla Press

June 12, 2015

Christina is one of the estimated 4 million California drivers struggling to manage the mounting financial burden of a suspended driver’s license, the result of costly driving fines.

By Chris Nichols

June 11, 2015
Driven by record-low voter turnout, California Democrats on Wednesday proposed a system that would deliver vote-by-mail ballots to all registered voters, eliminate many neighborhood polling places and replace them with larger voting centers that allow early voting.

Bill seeks to expand options for voters

June 11, 2015

By Melody Gutierrez

SACRAMENTO - Lawmakers are calling for revamping the state's voting system, which they say doesn't take into account the busy lives of Californians, whose ability to vote on election day can be thrown off by an extra meeting at work or a sick child.

June 11, 2015

California drivers can now appear in court to challenge their traffic tickets without paying a fine first, under a new rule adopted unanimously by the state’s Judicial Council on Monday.

California voters could cast ballots for 10 days before election day under SB 450

June 10, 2015

By Patrick McGreevy
 

By Timm Herdt

June 10, 2015

They don’t much like to admit it, but there are very few times when California senators take on a truly big idea, one with the power to transform California, shape the economy for decades to come, and potentially steer a course for the world.

Last week was one of those times.

Following Gov. Jerry Brown’s lead, the Senate adopted energy and climate-change policies that combined take a huge risk that the economy of California can be weaned from fossil fuels.

By Dennis Romero

June 9, 2015

One of the more infuriating aspects of getting a traffic ticket in L.A. is that you're pretty much convicted and punished the minute a cop reaches for his pen.

By Bob Egelko

June 9, 2015

Heeding the pleas of drivers who want to contest their traffic tickets, California judicial leaders ordered county courts on Monday to stop requiring motorists to pay their fines and fees before allowing them to go to court.

It's past time for lawmakers to reform the state's volatile, unpredictable tax system

June 8, 2015

By the Times Editorial Board

The California tax code is like a handyman's rickety stepladder, as untrustworthy as it is essential. It's also proving to be hard to fix. Two blue-ribbon commissions have proposed sweeping reforms to shore up the tax code's weaknesses in recent years, only to get lost amid the Legislature's struggle to make ends meet during the downturn. Nevertheless, there may be no time like the present for lawmakers to try to make the state's revenue more reliable.

By Josh Richman/Bay Area News Group/Los Angeles News Group

June 8, 2015

California drivers can now appear in court to challenge their traffic tickets without paying a fine first, under a new rule adopted unanimously by the state's Judicial Council on Monday.

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