The state Assembly has approved a compromise plan to deal with the state’s prison crisis by passing a bill asking federal judges to extend the deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.
The homeless in California would legally be allowed to sit, sleep and ask for donations in public without facing criminal citations under an Assembly bill receiving its first hearing.
Democrats saw a big victory at the polls Tuesday after voters gave the party a super majority in the state.
A judge ruled Friday that individual office budgets for California’s 80 Assembly members are public records and must be released. It was unclear, however, when the Assembly planned to do so.
The state of California could collect more than $1 billion a year by taxing Amazon and other online retailers if a bill approved by the state Assembly on Tuesday becomes law.
The California Assembly has unanimously passed a bill giving foster children preference for internships and student assistant programs at state agencies.
California lawmakers have voted to block employers from using consumer credit reports when they are deciding whether to hire workers for most jobs.
The California Assembly has approved a bill to prohibit openly carrying unloaded handguns in public after a debate that pitted gun rights proponents against chiefs of police.
The Assembly has approved changes to California’s safety net for injured workers that would prevent cuts to disability benefits based on their race, sex or age.
The speaker of the California Assembly is blocking permission given to four lawmakers to carry concealed weapons inside the state Capitol.