- Assembly approves ban on Redskins school team name Updated: May-04-15 5:28 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The state Assembly has approved legislation barring California public schools from using the Redskins name for teams and mascots.
- California lawmakers weigh rules for medicinal pot shops Updated: May-02-15 8:50 pm
LOS ANGELES - The California Legislature is considering multiple - and conflicting - plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers.
- Senate leader says he's singled out for criticism as Latino Updated: May-01-15 5:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The leader of the California state Senate says he was singled out for criticism for his $50,000 swearing-in ceremony at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles last fall because he is Latino.
- Agents will miss deadline to remove illegally owned weapons Updated: Apr-30-15 7:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The state Department of Justice will miss its deadline to end a backlog in a program unique to California that seizes guns from people who are prohibited from having them, officials said Thursday.
- Third legislative committee advances California vaccine bill Updated: Apr-28-15 9:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A third panel of state senators has passed a bill mandating that California schoolchildren be vaccinated in an effort to combat recent outbreaks of measles and whooping cough.
- Senate expands community colleges' reach on sexual assault Updated: Apr-27-15 7:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Senate has passed a bill that would allow community colleges to expel or suspend students who are accused of sexual assault even if the attack happened off campus.
- Former GOP chairman enters US Senate race in California Updated: Apr-26-15 3:48 pm
LOS ANGELES - Tom Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, announced Sunday that he's undertaking a longshot bid to succeed Barbara Boxer as California's next U.S. senator.
- California bill would end fines for brown lawns in drought Updated: Apr-23-15 1:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Assembly has approved legislation protecting residents from fines if they do not water their lawn during the drought.
- California lawmakers face second round in vaccine debate Updated: Apr-15-15 3:14 am
SACRAMENTO, California - State lawmakers are preparing for a second round of heated talks Wednesday on whether California should limit vaccination waivers for schoolchildren.
- California lawmakers oppose parole for disabled man's killer Updated: Apr-08-15 4:34 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The family of a developmentally disabled man who was buried alive had support from a bipartisan group of state lawmakers Wednesday, as they sought to block the parole of his killer in what they termed an especially heinous crime.
- Bill to avert UC tuition increase clears Senate committee Updated: Apr-08-15 1:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A proposal to prevent tuition increases at University of California campuses and to increase enrollment at all of the state's public universities has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
- Democrats push to extend health, legal rights to immigrants Updated: Apr-07-15 5:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Responding to federal inaction over immigration reform, California Democrats on Tuesday announced a package of 10 bills that would extend health care, legal rights and business protection to immigrants who are illegally living in the state.
- Special committees boost lawmaker budgets but do little Updated: Apr-04-15 1:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Assembly Select Committee on Community Colleges met just once in its two-year existence, but it provided its Democratic chairman 14 personal aides at a cost of $644,000.