Supermajorities Could Spark Conflicts Among California DemocratsNow that voters have created Democratic supermajorities in both houses of the California Legislature, they should expect to see more conflict between liberals and moderates in the party and even tension with Gov. Jerry Brown, another Democrat.
California Lawmakers Collect Thousands On Top Of Salary While AbsentIn addition to their six-figure salaries and benefits, California's 120 lawmakers are compensated for their cost of living and meals when they leave home and travel to Sacramento to write and pass bills.
Bystanders Could Rescue Pets Trapped In Hot Cars Under California BillA bill in the California Legislature would allow citizens, in good faith, to break windows in order to rescue animals and children from extreme heat.
Lawmakers Take Up $117.5B Budget Without Governor's SupportCalifornia lawmakers are scheduled to vote on a Democratic spending plan for the next fiscal year but they still have more work ahead.
Lawmakers Contemplate New Statewide Rules For Medicinal Pot ShopsThe California Legislature is considering multiple -- and conflicting -- plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers.
Parents Let Their Voices Be Heard At Capitol On Vaccination BillCalifornia lawmakers are hearing renewed discussions on a bill that would prevent parents from seeking vaccination exemptions for their children because of religious or personal beliefs.
California Lawmakers Face Second Round In Vaccine DebateState lawmakers are preparing for a second round of heated talks Wednesday on whether California should limit vaccination waivers for schoolchildren.
Voters In Berkeley Pass Tax On Sugary DrinksBerkeley voters became the first in the country to approve taxing sodas to curb consumption, after costly campaigns by the soda industry helped defeat similar taxes in more than 30 other cities and states in recent years.
State Sen. Rod Wright's Sentencing In Perjury Case Delayed, AgainA judge on Wednesday postponed the sentencing of California state Sen. Rod Wright for lying about his legal residence, as his defense completes paperwork seeking a new trial.
California To Give Legal Aid To Immigrant Minors Democratic lawmakers say they will approve legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $3 million to provide legal help for unaccompanied children from Central America.
Bill Adds 'Parent' Box To Birth Certificates The California Legislature has approved a bill that will modify birth certificates to accommodate same-sex couples who become parents.
California Lawmakers OK Stealth Bomber Tax Break A corporate battle over a giant Pentagon contract to build stealth bombers has spilled into the California Legislature, as state lawmakers grudgingly rushed through a $420 million tax credit before adjourning for their summer recess.

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