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.
Moving 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.
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. Jerry Brown is welcoming President Barack Obama’s global warming initiative and says it shows the administration “is confronting climate change head-on.”
Saying the state’s budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.
Their legislative package would prohibit legislators and their employees from accepting most entertainment-related gifts, such as tickets to sporting events and concerts.
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.
A bill moving through the California Legislature would establish what supporters say are some of the nation’s strictest standards for the use of drone aircraft by government entities.
Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.
The bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday at the state capitol would deny access to power and water from public utilities to NSA facilities in California.
An annual fire-prevention fee that is unpopular with some rural property owners is headed back before the state Legislature, as Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to expand its use and opponents try to kill it.
his week the California Legislature will consider over 650 bills in committee, the last opportunity for bills to be heard this year. Incredibly, Governor Brown’s modest pension reform package will not be one of them.