Anthony Rendon

FLEISCHMAN: GOP Votes Give Jerry Brown Big Win on Cap-and-Trade

The “shadow presidency” of California Governor Jerry Brown scored a win Monday night as eight Republican legislators crossed the political aisle and voted with most Democrats to extend a key component of the “cap- and-trade” program that has literally shifted $4.42 billion from the private sector to the government since mid-2012.

Jerry Brown cap-and-trade (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Senate Bill Cuts One Third of California’s Medicaid Funding

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Los Angeles) has blamed the collapse of the state legislature’s effort to socialize the state’s $389.5 billion in healthcare spending on the U.S. Senate Republicans’ restructure of Obamacare, which threatens to “reallocate” over a third of California’s $82 billion of Medicaid funding to other states.

Speaker Anthony Rendon (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Lawmakers Slam Californians Who Voted for Trump as Bigots

First there was Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton calling Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables.” Now, California lawmakers mourning a Clinton loss suggested that Californians who voted for now President-elect Donald Trump are supportive of “resentment, bigotry, and misogyny.”

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New California Speaker Could Be Sacramento Strongman

New term limit rules may give the new speaker of the California Assembly much more power, as Los Angeles Democrat Anthony Rendon could conceivably serve until 2024.Rendon, 48, told Bay Area public radio station KQED that his prospective longevity in

Anthony Rendon (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)