California Soda Tax Fails For Eighth Time In Six YearsAB2782 would have imposed a 2-cent-per-ounce fee on sugary drinks. The money would have benefited clinics that address obesity, diabetes and oral health.
California Bill Would Ban Confederate Leaders' Names for Public PlacesThe Assembly on Monday voted 57-11 on SB539 by Democratic Sen. Steve Glazer of Orinda.
California Assembly Urges Other States To Remove Confederate FlagThe 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.
California Assembly Considers Ways To Boost Election TurnoutAssembly 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.
California Assembly Committee Passes Controversial Vaccine Bill Amid Emotional DebateThe 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.
Assemblyman Looking For Ways To Prevent Wrong-Way Crashes After Three Fatal Incidents This YearA 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.
California Assembly Speaker Proposes $52 Annual Fee For Road RepairsAssembly Speaker Toni Atkins announced plans Wednesday to raise $2 billion a year for repairs to the state's crumbling roads, bridges and highways.
California Bill Would Make Cheerleading A SportThe California Interscholastic Federation oversees high school sports, and has never formally considered adding cheerleading as a sport.
California GOP Blocks Democratic State Legislative Supermajorities In Both HousesRepublican Catharine Baker was declared the winner over Democrat Tim Sbranti in Assembly District 16 after an updated tally by Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
Airports Would Be Required To Have Lactation Rooms Under California Assembly BillDemocratic Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal of Long Beach says her bill helps working mothers who want to breastfeed by providing comfortable and private rooms for pumping.
Bill Encourages Schools To Teach About Racial Significance Of Obama's PresidencyA 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.
California Bill Targets Third-Hand Smoke In Home Day Care CentersSmoking 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.