- Washington bill seeks partial automatic voter registration Updated: Feb-06-16 11:41 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - Months after Washington state saw record low voter turnout, several lawmakers and Secretary of State Kim Wyman say they want to help increase engagement with automatic voter registration for some.
- Harris pads fundraising edge in California Senate race Updated: Feb-03-16 9:49 pm
LOS ANGELES - California Attorney General Kamala Harris is gradually padding her fundraising edge in the state's U.S. Senate race.
- Lawmaker seeks to dissolve California utilities regulator Updated: Feb-03-16 9:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A Southern California lawmaker said Wednesday that he will seek to bypass Gov. Jerry Brown and ask voters to break apart California's utilities regulator following allegations of wrongdoing.
- Analyst: California teacher pension changes may need fix Updated: Feb-02-16 9:05 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - State lawmakers should consider changing a plan they adopted two years ago to stabilize the finances of California's teacher pension system, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office said Tuesday.
- Bullet train chairman projects lower cost, longer timeline Updated: Jan-27-16 7:24 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The chairman of the board that oversees California's high-speed rail project said Wednesday that the next projection will likely lower the cost of building the train route from the current $68 billion, but he is less confident about its current predictions for how quickly the system can be built.
- California Senate backs rules for fantasy sports betting Updated: Jan-27-16 6:24 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's state Assembly approved minimal regulations Wednesday for the fast-growing daily fantasy sports industry amid a national debate over whether the online games violate states' gambling laws.
- California Senate opposes medical parole for cop killers Updated: Jan-27-16 2:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Senate has voted to outlaw compassionate release from prison for people convicted of killing police officers.
- The Latest: California bill would cap abandoned oil wells Updated: Jan-25-16 8:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on the California Legislature (all times local):
- California Senate backs bill to slow medical marijuana bans Updated: Jan-25-16 7:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Senate on Monday approved a bill aimed at slowing a rush of cities and counties racing to ban marijuana cultivation.
- Lawmakers seek disaster status for halted California crabs Updated: Jan-25-16 6:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Lawmakers from coastal California are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a federal disaster for the halted crab season.
- Democrats break with governor, demand vote on water tunnels Updated: Jan-22-16 8:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Six Northern California Democrats are breaking from Gov. Jerry Brown to demand a vote on his proposed tunnels to send water to Southern California.
- Tax fight over roads could dominate California Legislature Updated: Jan-22-16 6:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - In his otherwise low-key State of the State address, Gov. Jerry Brown saved his most impassioned plea for transportation issues, telling lawmakers they're going to have to "bite the bullet and enact new fees and taxes" to pay for repairs to California's crumbling highways.
- Report: California should have flexibility to spend funds Updated: Jan-21-16 9:13 pm
FRESNO, California - California lawmakers should have more flexibility to spend billions of dollars collected through the state's landmark cap-and-trade system designed to combat climate change, analysists recommended Thursday.
- Reservoir supporters heartened by governor's speech Updated: Jan-21-16 4:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The latest on Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address in California (all times local):
- Lawmakers review jobs, projects in California energy measure Updated: Jan-20-16 8:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California officials have approved $1.1 billion in spending so far from a voter-approved initiative that closed a corporate tax loophole to generate billions of dollars for energy efficiency projects at California schools and community colleges, but most of the work is not completed, senators learned at a hearing Wednesday.
- California bill limits rifle, shotgun sales to 1 per month Updated: Jan-19-16 1:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Californians would be limited to buying a maximum of one rifle or shotgun each month under proposed legislation in the state Assembly.
- Actor, California lawmaker fight bogus memorabilia Updated: Jan-16-16 6:00 pm
LOS ANGELES - Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill has seen it time and time again: "Star Wars" fans with movie posters and other memorabilia that they believe were signed by him.
- California considers expanding ban on assault rifles Updated: Jan-14-16 7:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's attorney general is backing a renewed effort to expand the state's ban on assault rifles in the wake of recent mass shootings.
- Senate raises cost Californians nearly $2.5 million annually Updated: Jan-12-16 7:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Pay raises given to every state Senate employee last month will cost taxpayers nearly $2.5 million a year, officials disclosed Tuesday in response to a public records request from The Associated Press.
- Assembly officially names Lakewood Democrat as new speaker Updated: Jan-11-16 6:19 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A former nonprofit director, environmentalist and recipient of national humanities fellowship will become California's next Assembly speaker after the state Legislature officially selected him Monday.