California Legislature

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.
Legislature Passes $108 Billion Budget, Hours Before DeadlineMoving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline, the state Assembly has approved the main budget bill for California's $108 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year.
Governor, Lawmakers Face Weekend Budget Deadline Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are trying to work out the final details of a budget for the coming fiscal year that largely adheres to the governor's call for fiscal prudence while providing a modest boost to social and education programs.
Gov. Brown Hails President Obama's Global Warming InitiativeGov. Jerry Brown is welcoming President Barack Obama's global warming initiative and says it shows the administration "is confronting climate change head-on."