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Stories with person: Mark Leno
  • Lawmakers tie $20 million in grants to police use of force 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 10:55 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - The state budget that takes effect on Wednesday includes $20 million in grants for local law enforcement agencies, but lawmakers are linking the money to the national debate over killings by police.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Assets of middle-class scholarship recipients draw scrutiny 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 2:56 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A new college scholarship aimed at providing tuition relief to middle-class families in California has emerged as a sticking point in the Legislature's discussions over higher education spending.

  • California anti-profiling bill requires data on police stops 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 9:49 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers on Wednesday narrowly approved anti-racial-profiling legislation ordering unprecedented data collection on police stops, as they grapple with how to reduce tensions between law enforcement and minority communities.

  • California Senate approves another minimum wage hike 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 11:18 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - The California Senate on Monday approved a plan to again raise the state's minimum wage, lifting it to $13 an hour in 2017, then tying it to the rate of inflation after that.

  • California Senate OKs scaled-down travel disclosure bill 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 10:01 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California state senators on Monday advanced a scaled-down version of a political ethics bill after the initial proposal was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown, who said it would complicate campaign disclosure rather than reduce influence.