Lawmakers

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Calif. Lawmakers To Vote On Budget With More Money For Public Schools

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.

06/14/2015

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Senate Ends Free After-Hours Transportation For Lawmakers

The leader of the California Senate says he’s ending a practice of providing free after-hours transportation to lawmakers in an effort to restore public trust.

06/05/2015

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State Assembly Leaders Free To Spend From Fund With Little Oversight

California Assembly leaders control a large fund they can use to boost programs of their choice without a single hearing or vote.

05/25/2015

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State Lawmakers Vote To Speed Up Water Projects Meant To Bring Relief, Fund Infrastructure Projects

California lawmakers are considering a plan to speed up more than $1 billion in water spending as the drought persists.

03/25/2015

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California Bill Would Have State Help Cover Working Parents’ Child Care Costs

“It’s been many times I’ve been let go from jobs because I couldn’t find child care,” said child care advocate Shavone Brown. Now she can afford childcare with a good paying job from the state. But years ago, it was a different story for the single mother of two.

02/18/2015

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Lawmakers Approve Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags

Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

08/29/2014

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Scandals Prompt Ethics Bills From Senate Democrats

Stung by criminal charges against two colleagues, the leader of the state Senate and other Democratic lawmakers on Thursday proposed tightening rules on lawmakers and lobbyists.

03/06/2014

Residents vote in the midterm election at James Madison Middle School November 2, 2010 in the Van Nuys neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Bills Moving Through California Legislature Strengthen Campaign Reporting Laws

Bills advancing through the Legislature would give California’s campaign watchdog agency more power and require political nonprofits to reveal their donors.

02/20/2014

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Calif. Lawmakers Alter Votes On Budget, Gun Bills

While the state Legislature remains in session most of the year, action on the most high-profile bills tends to be clustered in the days leading up to several deadlines.

07/28/2013

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California Lawmakers Funnel Windfall Into Raises

The compensation commission approved restoring wages back to the 2011 levels by a 5-1 vote.

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California Lawmakers Moving Forward With New Health Insurance Rules

California lawmakers have taken their first step toward passing new consumer protections under the federal health care overhaul, such as guaranteeing coverage even with pre-existing conditions

02/28/2013

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Rural Fire-Prevention Fee Headed Back To California Legislature

An annual fire-prevention fee that is unpopular with some rural property owners is headed back before the state Legislature, as Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to expand its use and opponents try to kill it.

02/18/2013

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