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Community Colleges Could Require Sexual Assault Disclosures

The California Senate has approved legislation requiring community college applicants to disclose if they’ve been previously expelled for sexual assault.


BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 31:  A visitor passes Panasonic ETW5 energy efficient Smart TV flat-screen televisions at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) 2012 consumer electronics trade fair on August 31, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. IFA 2012 is open to the public from today until September 5.  (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Bill Aims To Warn Consumers About TVs That Can Record Conversations

A California lawmaker is pushing legislation to give consumers better warnings about a new phenomenon for smart TVs: They can record household conversations without your knowledge.


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State Senate Democratic Members Head To Mexico On 4-Day Trip

Democratic members of the California state Senate are heading to Mexico for a four-day trip to improve government relations.


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Senate Approves High School Poll Workers, Election Bill

California lawmakers have approved a pair of bills aimed at expanding the eligibility of poll workers and saving election costs when there’s only one candidate on the ballot.



Committee Approves Mandatory Vaccine Bill 7-2

A California Senate committee has approved a bill that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated.


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State Senate OKs Bill Barring Sexual Consent Of Minors As Defense

The California Senate has advanced a bill that prevents defendants in civil cases from claiming the sexual consent of a minor as a defense.


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California Legislature Withholding Report On Senior Staff Allegedly Playing Favorites With New Hires

The review was to include whether the Senate’s human resources director, Dina Hidalgo, had violated Senate policy because five members of her family work in the Capitol and at least three people got jobs after playing on her softball team.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 31:  California State senator Leland Yee (C) leave the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Sen. Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Racketeering, Bribery Charges

The revised indictment unsealed last week also alleges that state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, sought money in exchange for helping pass legislation making it harder for professional football players to obtain workers compensation in California.


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Gov. Jerry Brown Calls For Resignation Of Sens. Yee, Calderon, Wright

The California State Senate voted to suspend Sen. Leland Yee at Friday’s session.


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Sen. Leland Yee’s Fall

The California Senate voted Friday to suspend three lawmakers who face charges in separate criminal cases after the latest one to be hauled into court refused to step down, the most serious house-cleaning action the chamber has taken in more than a century.


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California State Sen. Bill Emmerson Resigning, Saying ‘Passion Has Waned’

Emmerson, who is 68, has represented his Southern California district in the Assembly and state Senate since 2004. He would have been forced out of office by term limits in 2016.


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State Senator Darrell Steinberg Talks With Grant Napear About His Role In Keeping The Kings

California State Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg joined Grant to discuss his role in working to keep the Sacramento Kings from relocating to Seattle. Steinberg talked about the potential Sacramento ownership group’s presentation to […]

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