Ronald Reagan returned to the state Capitol on Monday, slightly bronzed. His 8-foot, 800-pound statue was unveiled nearly 50 years after he took his oath of office. Before Monday, Reagan was the only governor-turned-president without a statue at his home state Capitol.
California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate
Hot, dry California was beginning to feel the full brunt of fire season as blazes burned throughout the state, threatening hundreds of homes, although most areas dodged serious destruction.
The community’s sole source of water, the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, was one of 114 senior water rights holders cut off by a curtailment notice from the state on Friday.
A bitter split over the revised California budget seemed to have a lone spot of bipartisanship on Monday, but that’s because one Assemblyman was on Facebook.
California’s largest nursing home chain has come under fire from government regulators, facing a flurry of citations and penalties.
California lawmakers are taking up a $117.5 billion spending plan that sends even more money to public schools and adopts a new tax credit for the working poor.
Notices have been sent to 114 senior rights holders, telling them to stop diverting water and to stop releasing previously stored water. Those who violate the order face fines up to $1,000 a day and $2,500 per acre-foot.
Assembly Bill 1461 would change the way Californians vote by mailing a ballot to every voter, expanding early voting, and allowing a voter to cast a ballot at any polling place instead of their usual polling location.
Democratic Sen. Bob Wieckowski of Fremont on Tuesday proposed legislation to authorize local water departments to crack down on excessive use by taxing water bills.
Although millions of dollars from the same drought-assistance package have helped parched communities across the state, the amount of money that remains untapped shows how slowly the wheels of government can turn even in a crisis.
The Tesla credit would offset taxes for the Fremont, California.-based company to buy manufacturing, research and development equipment, buy property and hire 4,400 workers.