Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner said Tuesday that he will contribute $1.5 million to and become the lead spokesman for the campaign to help defeat a term limits ballot measure that would allow current state lawmakers to stay in office longer.

Today, Californians for Property Rights Protection announced that the largest African American business organization in California has endorsed the California Property Owners and Farmland Protection Act (CPOFPA), an eminent domain ballot measure slated to appear on the June 2008 ballot.

Last week was somewhat of a mixed bag for Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez.

The highlight, from his standpoint, was being selected as one of Governing magazine’s nine “public officials of the year.” The magazine cited his ability to put together a striking record of legislation in 2006, acting as a bridge between a liberal Legislature and Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

An energy company has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine to a state ethics watchdog agency for failing to properly disclose spending $5 million to defeat a ballot measure last year that would have taxed crude-oil production in California, officials said Friday.

It’s do or die time for the controversial measure banning “big-box” superstores that sell groceries.

Leaky roofs, faulty plumbing and a lack of classroom in the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District could be addressed if voters approve a $175 million bond measure on the February ballot.

Vote 'yes' on Measure A

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Passage would clear the way for a new police station in an old Home Depot building.

Chino voters would do well to pass that city’s Measure A on Tuesday.

State Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres on Thursday asked Attorney General Jerry Brown to investigate what Torres called fraudulent “bait and switch” tactics to deceive voters into signing a petition to place a Republican-backed Electoral College measure on the ballot.

Would give schools $1.2M to $1.4M a year for 6 years

Rep. Darrell Issa, the wealthy congressman who helped bankroll the 2003 campaign to recall California’s Democratic governor, is stepping in to revive an effort that could deliver more than a third of the state’s electoral votes to the Republican presidential candidate in 2008.

Both state senate candidates support I&R.

A committee controlled by Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin and set up to promote a Muni overhaul measure on the November ballot received a $20,000 campaign contribution from Clear Channel Outdoor Inc. just two days before Peskin and other supervisors voted to award the company a Muni advertising contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars over the next 20 years.

After a new survey earlier this month showed county residents want a “balanced” approach to transportation, discussion has returned to the same old fight: whether to widen Highway 1.

A proposed $175 million bond measure for facility updates in the San Mateo-Foster City School District could go to voters in February if approved by the Board of Trustees Thursday.

Voter support is slipping for a ballot measure that purports to shorten terms for state Legislators, but which would actually allow some of them to remain in office longer, according to a Field Poll set to be released Wednesday.