California Senate Raises Employees' Pay 1 Year After LayoffsThe California state Senate is giving all its employees pay raises just one year after laying off several dozen employees due to financial problems, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.
Lawmaker Criticizes Unspent California Charitable DonationsA state lawmaker is criticizing California agencies for failing to spend nearly $10 million in charitable donations made by taxpayers.
Community Colleges Could Require Sexual Assault DisclosuresThe California Senate has approved legislation requiring community college applicants to disclose if they've been previously expelled for sexual assault.
Bill Aims To Warn Consumers About TVs That Can Record ConversationsA 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.
State Senate Democratic Members Head To Mexico On 4-Day TripDemocratic members of the California state Senate are heading to Mexico for a four-day trip to improve government relations.
Senate Approves High School Poll Workers, Election BillCalifornia 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 7-2A California Senate committee has approved a bill that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated.
State Senate OKs Bill Barring Sexual Consent Of Minors As DefenseThe California Senate has advanced a bill that prevents defendants in civil cases from claiming the sexual consent of a minor as a defense.
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.
California Sen. Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Racketeering, Bribery ChargesThe 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.
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.
Sen. Leland Yee's FallThe 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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