Proposed California Anti-Plastic Straw Bill Draws FireA California lawmaker is taking flak for a measure that would make it illegal for servers to offer plastic straws with drinks unless they're asked. Is it a good idea gone too far or a much needed environmental protection?
It's Not Just Pot: California's Legislating Guns, Tampons And Diaper Changes In 2018Welcome to the new California, where you can smoke weed just for fun and change babies' diapers in the men's room.
Sacramento's Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect January 1Starting January 1, there will be a new change at Sacramento grocery stores: plastic bags are banned.
Sacramento City Council Voting On No-Cycling Zones For SidewalksSacramento's city council could vote Tuesday to ban bicycles from sidewalks. Riding your bike on the sidewalk is legal, under the current law.
Bills Take Aim At Smoking Age, Where E-Cigarettes Are Sold In Calif.he California senate passed a bill today that would raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. Lawmakers are also going after e-cigarettes.
More Than 900 New State Laws Hitting The Books In 2015New laws are hitting the books in California on January 1, 2015. They involve everything from drivers' licenses to plastic bags. More than 900 new state laws headed your way.
Tracy Gun Store 1 Of 4 Challenging California Law Banning Handgun Ads In WindowsThe stores filed the lawsuit Monday in Sacramento federal court, claiming the 91-year-old law violates their free speech rights. They also argue that the law unfairly singles out handguns because similar ads for rifles are allowed.
California Pot Laws Still Being Left Up To CitiesWhile voters in Alaska and Oregon are deciding whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, the politics of pot remain local in California.
Calif. State Lawmakers Returning From Recess, Face Hundreds Of BillsLawmakers return from their spring recess this week focusing on hundreds of bills that have to pass from one house to the other by the end of May, but the most contentious issues will come later.
States Wrestle With Developing, Restricting DronesLaw enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations.
Utah Supreme Court Puts Same-Sex Marriages On HoldGay couples in Utah were thrust into legal limbo Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court put a halt to same-sex marriages in the state, turning jubilation to doubt just weeks after a judge's ruling sent people rushing to get married.
Lawmakers Approve Health Insurance Protections State lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a pair of consumer protection bills Monday that prevent health insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions and limit how much more insurers can charge older residents.