California’s political watchdog agency announced the largest fine in its history for campaign reporting violations and ordered two political action committees to pay the state $15 million for failing to properly report the source of funds spent in the 2012 election.
Gov. Jerry Brown said problems remain in California’s prison system, even as he argues that conditions have improved so much that the state should take over control from the federal courts.
Gun owners’ groups are considering recall campaigns against five Democratic state lawmakers, including Assembly Speaker John Perez.
California prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates’ civil rights.
Federal judges are giving California an additional month to reduce its prison population, as negotiations continue over a longer-term delay.
It’s the reason that police and firefighters are not allowed to strike. But because BART is not a state agency, the union does not have to follow this law.
Californians and people in earthquake prone regions around the world were gearing up for a major earthquake drill.
California’s parole board has voted to release one of the men convicted of kidnapping a 15-year-old boy murdered over a drug debt, a slaying that inspired the 2007 movie “Alpha Dog.”
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected California’s appeal of a lower-court order that could force the state to release thousands of California prison inmates before they complete their sentences.
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states.
AB375 by Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan of Alamo was approved by lawmakers a year after a more stringent bill died in the state Assembly after union opposition.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill designed to make it easier for transgender Californians to obtain birth certificates reflecting name and gender changes.