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Number Of Women In State Legislature Dropping

The California Legislature is generally regarded as a fairly progressive institution, with a sizable gay and lesbian caucus and lawmakers representing an array of racial and ethnic groups. But one group has been dropping steadily in representation for nearly a decade — women.

01/26/2014

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Assemblyman Wants Cigarette Butts Banned In California

Assemblyman Mark Stone wants to ban all cigarette butts in the state of California, because of the environmental risk they pose to the state’s wildlife and fish.

01/14/2014

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Democrats Maintain Assembly Majority After Recount Changes Nothing

The official canvass shows Susan Shelley, a Republican, losing to Democrat Matt Dababneh by 329 votes among nearly 30,000 ballots cast in Southern California

12/09/2013

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Assembly Bill Would Allow Noncitizens To Help Voters As Poll Workers

As many as five noncitizens could volunteer in a precinct under AB817 by Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Alameda. Those poll workers must be permanent U.S. residents who entered the country legally and meet all voting requirements except citizenship.

08/08/2013

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Former Assemblyman Sentenced To One Day In Jail In Fraud Scheme

Former assemblyman Carl E. Washington also was ordered to pay $194,000 in restitution to three financial institutions he defrauded.

07/22/2013

State Capitol

California Lawmakers Funnel Windfall Into Raises

The compensation commission approved restoring wages back to the 2011 levels by a 5-1 vote.

CBS Sacramento–06/19/2013

Assemblywoman Beth Gaines

Assembly Devolves Into ‘Undeserving’ Partisan Sniping Over Gaines Typo

Democrats, who have large majorities in the Assembly and Senate, refused to let her speak on the issue. Instead, they focused on what Gaines said was a typographical error in some parts of the document.

06/14/2013

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State Bill Removes Birthplace From Voter Registration Form

Voting applicants who fail to list their birthplace on the registration form would still be deemed eligible to vote under a bill working its way through the Legislature.

04/04/2013

An artist's rendition of a California high-speed rail station. (Source: cahighspeedrail.ca.gov)

State Assembly Approves $4.5B In State Bond Spending For High-Speed Rail System

The California Assembly has approved legislation authorizing about $4.5 billion in state bond funding for a high-speed rail system backed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

07/05/2012

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Assembly Sends Commutation Limits Bill To Governor

The California Assembly has unanimously approved a bill to slow down the governor’s ability to grant clemency to convicted criminals.

08/29/2011

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