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Q&A: CA Senate Sergeant-at-Arms, Tony Beard Jr.
Friday, 08 February 2008

The California Senate may lose a quarter of its members every two years via term limits, but Chief Sergeant-at-Arms Tony Beard Jr. remains at the helm. Following in his grandfather's and father's footsteps, he assumed the post 28 years ago at the age of 29. Today, many would argue that Beard is the legislature's deepest well of institutional memory remaining.

Q&A: California Assemblywoman Betty Karnette
Wednesday, 14 November 2007

After more than 30 years as a classroom math and science teacher, California Assemblywoman Betty Karnette is in a good position to discuss the failures and promise of our educational system. But as a California state legislator, are she or her colleagues in a position to change the system for the better?
Feature Story
San Francisco Gets Healthy
Thursday, 18 October 2007

Healthy San Francisco, the first municipality-initiated program of its kind in the nation, is addressing voter demands for universal healthcare for the city's 82,000 uninsured residents.

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California must protect our kids from secondhand smoke
California POV: The Federal Partnership
In the "California POV," California Senators Roy Ashburn and Jack Scott share their points of view on immigration, education and the state of the federal partnership.
The birthplace of Google, McDonald's, Levi Strauss and Apple Inc., the Golden State never falls short on innovation. Its success stories set a strong example of the American dream fulfilled, but what ...
California Assemblyman Jim Silva, Vice-Chair of the California State Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy talks to PT about the struggles of small business owners, corvet...

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Politics
Q&A: CA Senate Sergeant-at-Arms, Tony Beard Jr.
  1. Friday, 08 February 2008
  1. The California Senate may lose a quarter of its me...
California POV: The Federal Partnership
  1. Tuesday, 10 July 2007
  1. In the "California POV," California Senators ...
Term Limits: The Good, The Bad & The Inevitable
  1. Wednesday, 28 March 2007
  1. In taming the "career politician," term limits...
Legislative Process
Cutting Out the Middle Men
  1. Wednesday, 01 March 2006
  1. California Assemblymen Keith Richman and Joe Canci...
Mr. Smith Goes to Sacramento
  1. Wednesday, 05 October 2005
  1. "Legislators come to the Capitol wanting to do the...
Redistricting
Q&A: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
  1. Wednesday, 02 November 2005
  1. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger answer...
Redistricting: The Last Word
  1. Wednesday, 02 November 2005
  1. Redistricting via Proposition 77 is central to G...
Q&A: CA State Senator Roy Ashburn
  1. Wednesday, 19 October 2005
  1. PT talks to Roy Ashburn, California State Senator ...
Term Limits
  1. Friday, 27 October 2006
  1. Ushered out by term limits, many state legislators...
  1. Friday, 27 October 2006
  1. "NOBODY REALLY CARES ABOUT THE PAST."California As...
  1. Friday, 27 October 2006
  1. "I WANT TO DO MORE..." California Assemblyman Jer...

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