- California bills reinstating penalties for some crimes fail Updated: May-28-15 8:22 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A key legislative panel on Thursday shelved several attempts to scale back a ballot measure that California voters approved to reduce penalties for some crimes, including stalling a bill that would have made stealing firearms a felony once again.
- Bill would require California doctors to check drug database Updated: May-28-15 6:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California doctors would be required to check a statewide database before prescribing narcotics under a bill moving through the state Legislature.
- California bill would legalize motorcycle lane-splitting Updated: May-28-15 3:30 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California may become the first state to explicitly allow motorcycles to weave between stalled cars in traffic.
- California Assembly leader to stop unilateral spending Updated: May-26-15 9:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins plans to stop steering millions of dollars toward favored causes using her chamber's operating fund.
- California bill compels abortion notice at pregnancy centers Updated: May-26-15 7:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Californians who visit crisis pregnancy centers must know whether the facility is licensed and that abortion is an option under legislation advanced Tuesday by the state Assembly.
- California eyes nation's strongest equal pay law for women Updated: May-26-15 7:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's state Senate on Monday advanced what proponents called the nation's strongest law designed to make sure women are paid equally for the work they perform.
- California Assembly advances bills reacting to anti-gay plan Updated: May-26-15 6:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Assembly on Tuesday approved legislation making it harder for citizens to propose extreme ballot initiatives following the outrage over a measure advocating the slayings of gay and lesbian people.
- Bill aims to keep voting rights for people with disabilities Updated: May-22-15 7:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - State lawmakers are advancing a bill designed to keep voting rights for people with disabilities.
- California moves toward ending use of bullhooks on elephants Updated: May-22-15 5:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California would become the first state to ban the use of bullhooks to guide and discipline elephants under a bill approved Friday by the state Senate.
- California Assembly advances ban on microbeads in cosmetics Updated: May-22-15 5:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Assembly on Friday advanced one of the nation's toughest bans on plastic, exfoliating microbeads that are polluting waterways.
- California Senate OKs 3 bills aimed at income inequality Updated: May-22-15 3:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers are advancing three bills to aid lower income workers who are facing bankruptcy or have their wages garnished because of unpaid debt.
- Senate approves requiring vaccinations for day care workers Updated: May-22-15 2:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Day care workers would have to be vaccinated, under a bill moving through the California Legislature.
- Poll: Voters showing little interest in 2016 Senate contest Updated: May-20-15 12:23 pm
LOS ANGELES - So far, California's U.S. Senate contest has been a snoozer.
- Assembly bill would require hearings on police military gear Updated: May-18-15 8:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California communities must hold public hearings before their police departments accept military equipment such as tanks and grenade launchers under a bill approved Monday in the state Assembly.
- Bill allowing beer bikes advances in California Legislature Updated: May-18-15 7:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow so-called beer bikes to operate on streets, but leaves cities to decide if alcohol is allowed on board.
- Assembly approves whistleblower status for legislative aides Updated: May-18-15 6:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Legislative staff in California would gain whistleblower protection under a bill that has advanced out of the Assembly.
- Congresswoman apologizes for Indian whooping-cry caricature Updated: May-17-15 11:01 pm
ANAHEIM, California - U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized Sunday after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans that brought her a cascade of reprimands from fellow Democrats to posts on Twitter.
- Advocates push lawmakers to help social programs in budget Updated: May-15-15 8:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - As California lawmakers begin drilling into Gov. Jerry Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession.
- Assembly approves bill to help Corinthian Colleges students Updated: May-14-15 6:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The state Assembly is advancing legislation to help about 13,000 California students affected by the sudden closure of Corinthian Colleges.
- She's in, she's out: Email misfire brings Senate confusion Updated: May-12-15 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON - It was the campaign kickoff that wasn't.
- California Assembly panel rejects soda-tax proposal Updated: May-12-15 7:21 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A legislative panel on Tuesday rejected a California soda tax, the latest loss for public health advocates seeking to cut down sugar consumption.
- California governor, other top officials get 3 percent raise Updated: May-11-15 8:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown and other California leaders already making six-figure salaries got a raise on Monday for the third year in a row.
- Social media protected after death under California bill Updated: May-11-15 6:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers are trying to address one problem with dying in an age of widespread social media and electronic communication: What happens to your digital life when you die?
- Bill bars California police from destroying video evidence Updated: May-11-15 5:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - State lawmakers are considering a bill that would bar police from tampering with video evidence.
- California bill would make cheerleaders team employees Updated: May-11-15 5:30 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Cheerleaders for professional sports teams based in California would have to be paid at least minimum wage under a bill moving through the state Legislature.