California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins Plans To Fight Fellow Democrat For Senate SeatThe challenge would have not only regional implications for Democrats but between the Assembly and Senate, which have a simmering rivalry even though both are Democrat-controlled.
California Right-To-Die Bill Expected To Pass Senate, Move Quickly To Governor's DeskThe bill will go back to the senate for a confirmation vote but in regular session it passed.
State Lawmakers Advance New Aid-In-Dying LegislationA legislative committee has advanced aid-in-dying legislation, sending the proposal to a floor vote in the California Assembly next week.
California Republicans Choose New Assembly Minority LeaderAssemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley was chosen Tuesday as the successor to Minority Leader Kristin Olsen of Modesto.
California Bill Would Protect People Who Record PoliceCalifornia's Assembly is advancing legislation meant to protect residents from retribution for recording police.
New Law Would Protect Homeless People Sleeping In Cars From FinesThe California Assembly is advancing legislation to protect homeless people who live in their cars from fines and vehicle impounds.
California Soda Tax Plan Rejected By Assembly PanelThe Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday voted 10-6 against AB1357, which would add an extra 2-cents-per-ounce charge for sugar-sweetened beverages.
Assembly Approves Beer And Wine At Hair SalonsThe California Assembly has approved legislation that would make it legal for hair salons and barbershops to offer customers free beer and wine.
California Bill Would Require Background Checks For Gun Buys From Out-Of-State SourcesAssemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, said firearms purchased in nearby states with loose regulations, including Nevada and Arizona, are making their way into the hands of criminals in California.
Calderon, Wright Scandals Prompt Ethics Bills From Senate DemocratsTheir legislative package would prohibit legislators and their employees from accepting most entertainment-related gifts, such as tickets to sporting events and concerts.
California Legislator Wants Affluenza Defense Banned In His StateA California legislator is looking to outlaw the stunning defense used by a Texas teenager who didn’t serve a day in jail in a fatal DUI accident.
State Lawmakers Promise Fiscal Prudence With California's Budget SurplusThe independent Legislative Analyst's Office is projecting a $3.2 billion surplus, the first one in years, and many Democratic constituencies have their eye on the money