The House passed the closest thing so far this year to an infrastructure bill — a $12 billion-plus bipartisan measure authorizing 34 water projects, ranging from flood protection in California and North Dakota to deepening the Port of Savannah and widening a Texas-Louisiana waterway that services the oil industry.
Proponents of the bill say the ban will protect condors and other wildlife that feed on gut piles left behind by hunters. They also say humans are at risk when they eat meat that has been shot with lead bullets.
Gov. Jerry Brown is meeting with county officials from throughout California as he tries to expand the state’s health care program for the poor and transfer some state responsibilities to local governments.
Democrats have passed a bill that would provide overtime pay, meal breaks and other labor protections for domestic workers in California.
California may put the brakes on texting while driving with hands-free devices.
Parents who don’t have their children vaccinated will have to get a waiver from the doctor’s office before enrolling their children in school under a new California law.
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have let judges declare that some California children have more than two legal parents.
She’s “70-something” — though the feisty senior won’t tell you just exactly how old she is — and she has pictures that go back just as far. So if you’ve shared a laugh with her in that time, there’s a good chance your picture is on a wall somewhere in her house.
A bill requiring that cats and dogs released from California animal shelters be implanted with microchips to identify their owners is on its way to the governor.
A California state assembly committee today discussed whether the death penalty should be replaced with life in prison without parole.
Sen. Leland Yee’s bill would prohibit businesses from requiring or banning the use of any particular language unless it provides notice of circumstances in which the restrictions are merited, such as communicating on the job.
Gov. Jerry Brown has until midnight Tuesday to act on a bill that would make it easier for unions to organize farmworkers in California, but growers characterize the legislation as a union power-grab.