Field set for runoff elections in 2 California Senate races

U.S. 04/05/19, 15:19

California's secretary of state says two Republican state Assemblymen will face off in June to fill one of two vacancies in the state Senate.Secretary of State Alex Padilla says final results from last month's special primary election show Brian Dahle of Bieber and Kevin Kiley of Rocklin are the top ...

Proposed ballot measure would let California parolees vote

U.S. 01/28/19, 19:08

Tens of thousands of parolees would be allowed to vote under a state constitutional amendment proposed Monday by California's secretary of state and Democratic lawmakers who called it the next civil rights issue.The proposal intended for the 2020 ballot would help nearly 50,000 felons who have served their time adjust ...

California voters must approve law to end bail before trial

U.S. 01/16/19, 22:22

The nation's first law eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial is on hold until California voters decide whether to overturn it, officials said Wednesday.A referendum that qualified for the 2020 state ballot would overturn the law signed last year by then-Gov. Jerry Brown, Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in ...

NewsBreak: Brown sues to save California sentencing laws

U.S. 12/20/18, 20:12

Outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown sued Thursday to protect one of his signature actions in office, a voter-approved measure that allows most prison inmates to seek earlier release and participate in rehabilitation programs.His administration filed a lawsuit challenging a pending 2020 initiative that seeks to toughen criminal penalties as part of ...

California election official can’t say if non-citizens voted

California 10/09/18, 11:41

California's top elections official said Tuesday he doesn't yet know if any of the roughly 1,500 people mistakenly registered to vote by the Department of Motor Vehicles cast ballots in the June primary.Secretary of State Alex Padilla said his office is investigating and working with counties to ensure ineligible people ...

Candidates compete for schools chief, lieutenant governor

California 10/06/18, 11:54

Voters will choose California's next lieutenant governor, schools chief and other statewide officeholders on Nov. 6. The race for superintendent of public education is shaping up to be an expensive showdown between unions and charter-school advocates. In the contest for secretary of state, the incumbent Democrat Alex Padilla is hoping ...

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