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 California government and politics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
California is governed as a republic, with three branches of government, the executive branch consisting of the Governor of California and the other elected constitutional officers, the legislative branch consisting of the Assembly and Senate, and the judicial branch consisting of the Supreme Court of California and lower courts.
The governing law is a constitution, interpreted by the California Supreme Court, whose members are appointed by the Governor, and ratified at the next general election.
The Big Five is an informal institution of California government, consisting of the governor, the Assembly speaker, the Assembly minority leader, the Senate president pro tempore, and the Senate minority leader.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/California_government_and_politics   (3709 words)

 The 'California Capitol Buzz'
Unfortunately, the California Legislative Analyst, after careful review of the Governor's proposal, determined that Governor Davis' budget was at least $5 billion 'short' of being in balance.
Though the Senate President and the Governor are members of the same political party, there have been times that it seemed otherwise.
Early this year, it was obvious that the FY 2002 California State Budget was headed for the proverbial brick wall.
radio.weblogs.com /0107956   (1547 words)

 Government and Politics (from California) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The rugged Mexican peninsula of Lower California, known as Baja California, is, for the most part, a mountain-ridged desert that stretches 760 miles (1,220 kilometers) from the United States–Mexico border in the north to Cabo San Lucas in the south.
The state is bounded on the north by Oregon, on the east by Nevada and Arizona, on the south by the Mexican state of Baja (“Lower”) California, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
The word government is derived from a Greek verb meaning “to pilot a ship.” It is a fitting derivation, since, in metaphorical terms, it is the responsibility of government to steer the “ship of state.&; Governments have been a part of human history for thousands of years.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-231120?ct=   (915 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Democracy in California: Politics and Government in the Golden State
California has been shaped for good or for ill by these competing forces and is necessarily presented in this work as a sort of hodge podge in which multiple offices, frequent elections and political cronyism (the Jacksonian contribution) overlap with direct democracy, anti-partyism and professional expertise (the Progressive contribution).
California defied the odds against republican government but the rise of the administrative state and its seemingly boundless taxing and spending--and bureaucratic meddling--puts the future of that regime in serious question.
But having weathered those challenges, California (and the nation) have had to endure the various phases and consequences of the Prussian administrative state which was the questionable contribution of the Progressive movement in the decades since the State's admission to the Union by the Compromise of 1850.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0742522512?v=glance   (959 words)

 Political Pulse
For more than 20 years, Political Pulse has been a trusted source of California political news, offering subscribers a behind-the-scenes look at California politics and government.
Reading Political Pulse will put you ahead of the game, right along with our other readers — candidates of all stripes, political operatives in the governor's office, legislators and their staff, key lobbyists, public relations consultants, government relations managers and on and on.
Our subscribers have come to rely on us for information that you won't get anywhere else about the politics, players and personalities in and around the state Capitol.
www.politicalpulse.com   (196 words)

 California Government & Politics Study Guide
Debate the pros and cons of California's judicial confirmation elections.
Describe the revenue sources and expense patterns of state government.
Compare and contrast the two forms of city government.
daphne.palomar.edu /croberts/ca_govt_politics.htm   (274 words)

 Politics - sacbee.com
California water-quality enforcers have agreed to drop all allegations of wrongdoing against the world's largest cheese factory in the biggest water pollution case in Central Valley history, according to a tentative settlement released Tuesday.
In the early 1990s, with California mired in the worst recession in a half-century, the chairman of a state commission on the economy, former Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth, declared that the state's regulations, mandated benefits, taxes and other factors had become "a perfect job-killing machine" and were depressing economic activity.
A story on Page A1 Wednesday about deaths in the Iraq war was accompanied by a chart comparing deaths of Americans in past wars that gave an incomplete figure for the Civil War.
www.sacbee.com /content/politics   (631 words)

 California Politics and Government
But thirty years ago, California's government and politics were the envy of the nation.
This year, the Fall Term offering of the California Government and Politics course comes in the midst of a major political campaign season.
But in the November, 1998, general election California voters will choose a new Governor, new occupants of other statewide offices, such as Attorney General and Controller, one of California's two United States Senators, a full eighty members of the Assembly, and one half of the Senate.
psclasses.ucdavis.edu /POL-ARCH/pol104-1998-10-fal   (478 words)

 Center for California Studies
The mission of the Center for California Studies is to strengthen democratic governance in California through preparing people for public service and leadership, helping to solve problems of public policy and multidisciplinary education.
www.csus.edu /calst   (33 words)

 Politics and Government in California
Book Description: Hyink, Bernard L., and Provost, David H. Politics and Government in California, 15th edition*\ Politics and Government in California presents a comprehensive account of the organization and function of California state and local governments.
For those interested in California politics and government.
Focusing on how state and local governments can most effectively address the challenges facing California today, the new edition has been thoroughly updated to include the most recent data and events.
isbn.nu /0673993043   (370 words)

 Democracy in California: Government and Politics in the Golden State : Government and Politics in the Golden State: Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data
Democracy in California: Government and Politics in the Golden State: Government and Politics in the Golden State: Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data
Democracy in California: Government and Politics in the Golden State: Government and Politics in the Golden State
www.x8a.net /us/0742534847.html   (86 words)

 American and California Government - Part 1
The Introduction to American and California Government and Politics course is offered as a self-contained course on the Internet (on-line study materials, on-line history, on-line politics and events, examinations, and grades -- nothing else to buy!) that may taken by anyone AT ANY TIME from anywhere in the World for credit, if desired.
Introduction to American and California Government and Politics is offered on the World Wide Web using a World Wide Web browser by Professor John Soule in cooperation with the
Introduction to American and California Government and Politics
trumpet.sdsu.edu /x102/Soule_x102_SYL_ESL_P1.html   (211 words)

 Librarians' Internet Index: http://www.lii.org/pub/topic/california_government
From the Institute of Governmental Studies Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Topics: California: Government, California: Law, Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties, Government, Government, Nonfiction by Genre
Other sources include the Washington State Library and the California Digital Library.
lii.org /search/file/california_government   (362 words)

Why is a state’s budget a political (and not just a financial) document?
What are the most vexing problems associated with population growth in California?
www.grossmont.net /mmckenzie/140-finalstudy.htm   (144 words)

 POLITICAL SCIENCE 102--Introduction to American and California Government and Politics
Stone, California Politics Supplement (The big white booklet in your Wasserman set of books).
POLITICAL SCIENCE 102--Introduction to American and California Government and Politics
POL S 102--Introduction to American and California Government and Politics
www-rohan.sdsu.edu /~ckennedy/102s03home.html   (913 words)

 Specialist (California Government and Politics)
The Specialist works independently, under the general supervision of the Director, to plan and coordinate oral history projects documenting the history of politics and government in California.
The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and special collections in the United States.
Internationally renowned, the Berkeley Library is the oldest and largest library in the University of California system, and a major research facility.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /LHRD/Specialist1.html   (586 words)

 California Government Information Sources
Rethinking California: Politics and Policy in the Golden State
Transforming California: A Political History of Land Use and Development
California in the New Millennium: The Changing Social and Political Landscape
users.library.fullerton.edu /ckaye/CalifGovernment.htm   (403 words)

 California: Government, Politics, and Higher Education
The Higher Education Act of 1992: skills, constraints, and the politics of higher education.
After a period from the 1960s through the 1970s when the state's well-financed public institutions were the envy of the nation, California's colleges have been forced to retrench by tax-cutting initiatives.
California's bicameral legislature has a senate with 40 members and an assembly with 80 members.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/us/A0857127.html   (405 words)

 Rough & Tumble
Many schools fail to hit targets -- Less than one third of California's public schools met the state's long-term target score on the Academic Performance Index, bringing renewed attention to a stubborn achievement gap that could lead to changes in the state's annual evaluation of schools.
Poll: Reform chances seem split -- The nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California showed Proposition 74 on teacher tenure and Proposition 75 on political use of union dues, which the governor adopted as his own, locked in statistical dead heats.
More schools with low-income kids hit state goals this year -- A higher percentage of California schools with ethnically mixed and low-income student bodies met their state-required academic goals this year, suggesting that the kids have gotten brainier, the state Education Department said Thursday.
www.rtumble.com   (2664 words)

 FlashReport - Presented by Jon Fleischman
"California is a huge state with a lot of political action happening every day.
California leads the nation in many measures, now including the creation of a state-based political e-newsletter and website." - Larry McCarthy, McCarthy, Marcus, Hennings, a DC-Based Advertising and Communications Firm
Drudge Report (DRUDGE) AP California Wire (AP) Bakersfield Californian (BCAL) Contra Costa Times (CCT) Capitol Weekly (CW) Fresno Bee (FBEE) The Hill (HILL) Inland Valley Daily Bull.
www.flashreport.org   (1693 words)

 Find in a Library: Almanac of California government and politics.
Find in a Library: Almanac of California government and politics.
Subjects: California -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Politics and government
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
www.worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/0bb9b85c83f23afa.html   (57 words)

 Southern California Association of Governments :: SCAG Home
The SCAG Web site is financed in part through grants from the United States Department of Transportation and the California State Department of Transportation.
© 1999-2005 Southern California Association of Governments
Southern California Association of Governments :: SCAG Home
www.scag.ca.gov   (217 words)

 California Government and Politics Today (10th Edition) (California Government and Politics Today)
California Government and Politics Today (10th Edition) (California Government and Politics Today)
American Government and Politics Today : The Essentials, 2004-2005 Edition (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) (American Government and Politics Today)
California Dreams and Realities : Readings for Critical Thinkers and Writers
digital-cameras.buy24.us /books/isbn0321129628.html   (604 words)

 Student Resources
Welcome to the Student resource area for California Government and Politics Today, Seventh Edition.
wps.ablongman.com /long_field_cgpt_10/0,9288,1407792-,00.html   (14 words)

 Orange County California CA Government & Politics
affiliated with the County of Orange, or any other govern-
or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from OC Politics LLC.
No part of this website may be reproduced
www.ocpolitics.net   (66 words)

 State Government and Politics
Compendium of government and non-government statistics, primarily on the national and state levels
Indexes official political journals of selected states and newspaper of record for all states
Receipts and expenditures for the federal government, states, large cities and counties, and school districts, 1989+
www.lib.umich.edu /govdocs/state.html   (3669 words)

 Francine Busby for Congress!
I'm Francine Busby and I'm running for Congress to represent the people of California's 50th congressional district with the honesty and integrity they deserve.
Full of great information about Francine’s campaign, and politics in
Working together, we will solve real problems for real people and make California a better place to live, work and raise a family.
www.busbyforcongress.com   (362 words)

 Links Gallery - California Government and Public Policy
California Institute for County Government (California State Association of Counties and CSU, Sacramento)
California's 29 subject-based codes, searchable by keyword and via tables of contents.
Free access to California Supreme Court and appellate court case law.
www.igs.berkeley.edu /library/gallery-ca.html   (2551 words)

 The Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley
IGS co-hosts Washington, D.C. conference on California's special election
www.igs.berkeley.edu   (43 words)

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