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COLUMBIA, SC - JUNE 27:  Demonstrators protest at the South Carolina State House calling for the Confederate flag to remain on the State House grounds June 27, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Earlier in the week South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley expressed support for removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds in the wake of the nine murders at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

California Assembly Urges Other States To Remove Confederate Flag

The Confederate flag has come under scrutiny nationwide after the killings of nine parishioners at a historically black church in South Carolina by an alleged white supremacist.

08/17/2015

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California Assembly Considers Ways To Boost Election Turnout

Assembly Bill 1461 would change the way Californians vote by mailing a ballot to every voter, expanding early voting, and allowing a voter to cast a ballot at any polling place instead of their usual polling location.

06/10/2015

vaccines

California Assembly Committee Passes Controversial Vaccine Bill Amid Emotional Debate

The Assembly Health Committee voted 12-6 in favor of the bill, which came in response to a measles outbreak at Disneyland in December that infected more than 100 people in the U.S. and Mexico.

06/09/2015

stop wrong way drivers

Assemblyman Looking For Ways To Prevent Wrong-Way Crashes After Three Fatal Incidents This Year

A system used in Florida and Texas features sensors to tell if a car is going the wrong way on a highway, immediately notifying law enforcement and activating signs.

05/07/2015

road damage

California Assembly Speaker Proposes $52 Annual Fee For Road Repairs

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins announced plans Wednesday to raise $2 billion a year for repairs to the state’s crumbling roads, bridges and highways.

02/04/2015

cheerleading

California Bill Would Make Cheerleading A Sport

The California Interscholastic Federation oversees high school sports, and has never formally considered adding cheerleading as a sport.

01/12/2015

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California GOP Blocks Democratic State Legislative Supermajorities In Both Houses

Republican Catharine Baker was declared the winner over Democrat Tim Sbranti in Assembly District 16 after an updated tally by Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

11/07/2014

Stacey Armato of Hermosa Beach says TSA agents at the Phoenix airport tried to force her to have her breast milk X-rayed. (ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Airports Would Be Required To Have Lactation Rooms Under California Assembly Bill

Democratic Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal of Long Beach says her bill helps working mothers who want to breastfeed by providing comfortable and private rooms for pumping.

05/28/2014

President Barack Obama pretends to be helped to his feet by the students in the classroom he visited at Powell Elementary School on March 4, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Bill Encourages Schools To Teach About Racial Significance Of Obama’s Presidency

A bill that passed the Assembly with unanimous bipartisan support Thursday encourages California schools to teach students about the racial significance of Barack Obama’s presidency.

04/25/2014

Smoking Ban

California Bill Targets Third-Hand Smoke In Home Day Care Centers

Smoking already is banned in homes that function as day care centers during their operating hours to prevent kids from being exposed to secondhand smoke. But Hall says recent research shows even off-hour smoking places children at risk.

04/21/2014

Committee Hearing

Heated Testimony At Capitol Over Assembly Bill Inspired By Blackfish

The committee chair recommended an interim study, meaning a final vote won’t be made until next year.

04/08/2014

protests

Blackfish Protesters Gather At California Capitol Before Assembly Hearing

Protesters delivered more than 1 million signatures in support of the measure as part of an international movement inspired by Blackfish, the CNN documentary that details orca captivity at SeaWorld.

04/07/2014

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