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California Bill Would Protect People Who Record Police

California’s Assembly is advancing legislation meant to protect residents from retribution for recording police.

07/09/2015

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New Law Would Protect Homeless People Sleeping In Cars From Fines

The California Assembly is advancing legislation to protect homeless people who live in their cars from fines and vehicle impounds.

06/01/2015

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California Soda Tax Plan Rejected By Assembly Panel

The Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday voted 10-6 against AB1357, which would add an extra 2-cents-per-ounce charge for sugar-sweetened beverages.

05/12/2015

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Assembly Approves Beer And Wine At Hair Salons

The California Assembly has approved legislation that would make it legal for hair salons and barbershops to offer customers free beer and wine.

05/07/2015

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California Bill Would Require Background Checks For Gun Buys From Out-Of-State Sources

Assemblyman 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.

05/28/2014

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Calderon, Wright Scandals Prompt Ethics Bills From Senate Democrats

Their legislative package would prohibit legislators and their employees from accepting most entertainment-related gifts, such as tickets to sporting events and concerts.

03/06/2014

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California Legislator Wants Affluenza Defense Banned In His State

A 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.

02/09/2014

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State Lawmakers Promise Fiscal Prudence With California’s Budget Surplus

The 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

01/06/2014

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Assembly Passes Bill To Avoid Early Inmate Release

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.

09/11/2013

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State Assembly To Hear ‘Homeless Bill Of Rights’ Tuesday

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.

04/23/2013

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Democrats’ Supermajority In California Sign Of Shrinking Republican Party

Democrats saw a big victory at the polls Tuesday after voters gave the party a super majority in the state.

11/07/2012

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Judge: Assembly Spending Records Are Public

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.

12/02/2011

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