- California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill Updated: Jun-29-15 10:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland.
- California bill seeks to make cheerleaders team employees Updated: Jun-29-15 7:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees.
- California lawmakers applaud decision in redistricting case Updated: Jun-29-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Members of California's congressional delegation on Monday applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the use of independent commissions to configure electoral districts.
- California lawmakers to tackle health care, road funding Updated: Jun-29-15 2:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Legislature is holding two special sessions this summer to tackle long-vexing funding shortfalls in the state's transportation and health care programs. But talk of targeted tax increases has prompted political hand-wringing.
- Bill would bar utility from taking tax deductions on penalty Updated: Jun-27-15 6:59 pm
SAN BRUNO, California - A bill in the California Legislature would prohibit the state's largest utility from claiming tax deductions for a $1.6 billion penalty stemming from a deadly 2010 natural gas explosion.
- Casey Kasem visiting rights dispute sparks California bill Updated: Jun-25-15 5:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill prompted by a family dispute over who could visit radio broadcasting legend Casey Kasem before his death last year.
- California bill requires hearings for school military gear Updated: Jun-25-15 4:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A bill moving through the California Legislature would mandate public hearings before schools accept military gear such as rifles and tanks.
- California bill to ban dry lawn fines heads to governor Updated: Jun-25-15 3:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Legislature has sent the governor a bill to protect residents who let their lawns go brown during the drought.
- Governor signs California budget with anti-poverty efforts Updated: Jun-24-15 5:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a spending plan Wednesday that uses California's growing surplus to fund new initiatives aimed at providing relief to the poor.
- Bill helps medical marijuana users access organ transplants Updated: Jun-22-15 8:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers have passed a bill that prevents medical marijuana users from being denied organ transplants just because they use pot.
- California Highway Patrol to test body cameras next year Updated: Jun-18-15 6:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's best-known law enforcement agency will begin testing body cameras next year under a proposal included in the state budget that lawmakers will consider on Friday.
- California lawmakers call church shooting a 'travesty' Updated: Jun-18-15 3:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers are calling the Charleston church slayings a travesty and a scar on the country.
- Legislature scales back California high-speed rail reporting Updated: Jun-15-15 8:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Democratic lawmakers approved legislation Monday that would require less frequent reporting by the California High-Speed Rail Authority to the state Legislature as part of a state budget package.
- Distracted GOP lawmaker accidentally OKs California budget Updated: Jun-15-15 8:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A Republican lawmaker accidentally cast his party's first vote for the California budget in years because he was distracted by Facebook.
- Democrats propose Proposition 13 overhaul for businesses Updated: Jun-10-15 3:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Two Democratic California lawmakers are pushing a longshot overhaul of voter-approved limits on commercial property taxes.
- California lawmaker proposes steep tax for water guzzlers Updated: Jun-09-15 8:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's worst water-guzzling residents and businesses could get slapped with 300 percent taxes on their bills under drought-inspired legislation that was proposed Tuesday but faces a tough path before it could actually affect local water bills.
- Senate approves new pact with casino tribe near Sacramento Updated: Jun-08-15 6:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - State lawmakers are ratifying a new agreement with an Indian tribe that runs a popular Northern California casino.
- Reducing poverty a budget priority for California Democrats Updated: Jun-05-15 8:30 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Reducing poverty has emerged as the key theme in California after state lawmakers moved closer to raising the minimum wage, expanding health care to immigrants and allowing child-care providers to unionize.
- California Senate terminates ride service for lawmakers Updated: Jun-05-15 7:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The leader of the California Senate announced Friday that he's ending a practice of providing free after-hours transportation to lawmakers in an effort to restore public trust.
- Assembly passes $10 million low-interest water loan program Updated: Jun-04-15 9:36 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Assembly is unanimously advancing a bill extending $10 million worth of grants and low-interest loans to cash-strapped homeowners looking to make essential water improvements.
- California takes first step to regulate medical marijuana Updated: Jun-04-15 9:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California took the first step Thursday to regulate its nearly 20-year-old medical marijuana industry, one that lawmakers said currently resembles something out of the "wild, wild West."
- California lawmakers advance right-to-die legislation Updated: Jun-04-15 7:34 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers advanced a right-to-die bill Thursday, giving hope to those who want the nation's most populous state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives under doctor's care.
- Assembly OKs watered-down charter school bill Updated: Jun-04-15 7:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A divided California Assembly has approved legislation prohibiting for-profit corporations from operating charter schools in California.
- Assembly OKs bill limiting cash payouts for superintendents Updated: Jun-04-15 6:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - State lawmakers have overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal that would limit the compensation school districts can pay to California school superintendents who are terminated before their contract is completed.
- Bill adds pregnancy as insurance-eligible life event Updated: Jun-04-15 4:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers are advancing legislation to add pregnancy to the list of so-called 'life-qualifying events' allowing people to buy health insurance outside the regular open enrollment period.