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How Many Bills in the 2024 California Legislature?

Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 5:55 am

With the dust settled after Friday’s bill introduction deadline, the California Legislature’s count for new bills this year is 2,124. That includes 1,505 in the Assembly and 619 in the Senate, according to lobbyist Chris Micheli. The total is close to the rece... More »


District 5 County Supervisorial Candidates Gather at Altadena Forum

Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 5:21 am

Five candidates for the Fifth District LA County Supervisor seat in the March 5 elections gathered before a packed community room at Loma Alta Park in Altadena Wednesday evening for a candidate forum presented by The League of Women Voters-Pasadena Area and Ne... More »


Charter Study Task Force to Discuss Timing of Mayoral Election

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 1:36 pm

The road to City Charter reform continues on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. as the Charter Study Task Force initiates its discussion on the timing of the mayoral election. Local residents have been electing a mayor since 1999 when voters last approved significant... More »


California Lawmakers Face A Ballooning Budget Deficit

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 5:38 am

The biggest challenge facing lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom is the state budget deficit — and it just got bigger. Today, the Legislative Analyst’s Office projected the shortfall as $15 billion higher, or $73 billion. The analyst’s office had pegged the 2024-2... More »