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.
Existing California law states sperm donors are not legally considered natural fathers. An exemption was made in 2011 if a couple agreed to terms in writing before conception.
Former assemblyman Carl E. Washington also was ordered to pay $194,000 in restitution to three financial institutions he defrauded.
Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders moved close to a state budget deal Monday that is expected to revamp education funding and begin restoring some of the social services cut during the recession.
Thousands filled the Capitol grounds to rally against a 10 percent reduction in the amount the state pays for Medicaid reimbursements.
People from all over the state are converging on the state capitol today for a health rally to fight proposed cuts to Medi-Cal.
The commission that sets salaries for the governor, lawmakers and statewide elected officials indicated it is not inclined to raise their pay even if there is a budget surplus.
A judge’s tentative decision siding with state lawmakers appears to undermine a voter-approved law that bans lawmakers from getting paid if they fail to pass a balanced budget on time.
The California cash crisis is front and center again at the Capitol. Lawmakers defeated an effort to cap all public employee salaries at $170,000.
A bill being heard at the State Capitol would prohibit judges from awarding alimony and attorney fees to a spouse convicted of violent sexual felonies.
Christopher Columbus’s last appeal to Queen Isabella is one of the first things people see when they enter the Capitol. But the last thing they expect to see is dirt – and lots of it.
Dozens of protesters remained inside the state Capitol Monday night after California Highway Patrol officers shut down the building and were arrested after ignoring repeated orders to leave.