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State Sen. Noreen Evans’ GMO food-labeling bill clears state Senate committee (w/video)

Proposed legislation by state Sen. Noreen Evans requiring all foods containing genetically modified organisms to be labeled in California cleared its first hurdle Wednesday in Sacramento.

Mike McGuire leads money race in state Senate contest

Sonoma County Supervisor Mike McGuire raised $117,376 this reporting period to further boost his overwhelming financial advantage in the race for the North Coast’s state Senate seat, campaign finance records show.

State Sen. Noreen Evans exercising new-found stature in Legislature

State Sen. Noreen Evans is back in a high-profile leadership role and taking on some of California’s most powerful interests with her legislative agenda, only a month after the Santa Rosa Democrat appeared to be losing political steam in Sacramento.

Money pours into North Coast legislative races

Money is flowing into the campaigns for North Coast legislative seats being contested in 2014, with four candidates showing an early separation in the fundraising race.

Changes coming to North Coast’s legislative landscape

Sweeping changes across the North Coast’s political landscape will present major challenges this election year both for voters and for candidates in state races, with one possible outcome being an almost entirely new and untested slate of leaders handling local problems in Sacramento.

Bill by state Sen. Noreen Evans seeks to shrink juror pools

Legislation billed as an effort to make jury service less onerous in California, but which critics fear could harm a criminal defendant’s right to a fair trial, advanced last week in the state Senate.

Erin Carlstrom announces bid for State Assembly seat

Having tested the waters in at least one other political race, Santa Rosa City Councilwoman Erin Carlstrom announced Tuesday that she now has her sights on becoming a state assemblywoman in the 10th District spanning Sonoma and Marin counties.

Leaked poll shows Mike McGuire with lead in state Senate race

A leaked poll that appears to show Sonoma County Supervisor Mike McGuire with a commanding lead in the race for the North Coast’s state Senate seat was criticized Tuesday by other candidates as deliberately misleading.

Erin Carlstrom confirms end of state Senate campaign

Santa Rosa City Councilwoman Erin Carlstrom confirmed Wednesday that she is dropping out of the race for state Senate.

Sonoma County Supervisor Mike McGuire makes state Senate bid official

Armed with a sizeable war chest and several big-name endorsements, Sonoma County Supervisor Mike McGuire made it official Monday by announcing he is running for the state Legislature.

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