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Bill Would Mandate Paid Sick Time For Workers

California employers would be required to offer paid sick time to all workers under legislation that passed the state Assembly but was criticized by Republican lawmakers.

05/29/2014

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California Proposals Aim To Help Young Offenders

Juvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.

05/26/2014

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Calif. State Lawmakers Returning From Recess, Face Hundreds Of Bills

Lawmakers 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.

04/20/2014

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Embattled State Sen. Ron Calderon Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence

A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial.

03/02/2014

California's Central Valley Impacted By Major Drought

California Legislature Passes $687 Million Drought-Relief Plan

A $687 million drought-relief plan is headed to the governor’s desk after winning overwhelming approval in both houses of the Legislature.

02/27/2014

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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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GOP Lawmakers Say Convicted Senator Should Resign

3 Republican lawmakers are demanding Sen. Roderick Wright be expelled or forced to resign.

02/05/2014

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Number Of Women In State Legislature Dropping

The California Legislature is generally regarded as a fairly progressive institution, with a sizable gay and lesbian caucus and lawmakers representing an array of racial and ethnic groups. But one group has been dropping steadily in representation for nearly a decade — women.

01/26/2014

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Legislative Deadline Nears In Calif. For Hundreds Of Bills

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.

01/20/2014

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Legislature Approves California Prison Deal Asking For Deadline Extension From Judges

It includes Gov. Jerry Brown’s original plan to lease cells in private prisons and county jails if the court sticks to its year-end deadline for reducing the prison population by about 9,600 inmates.

09/11/2013

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Support Grows For Modifying Calif. Environment Law

California’s four-decade-old environmental protection law has been credited with saving habitat, reducing air pollution and giving residents a voice against deep-pocketed developers.

03/16/2013

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State Bill Would Stop Lawmakers’ Practice Of Ramming Through Bills Just Before Deadline

Two California lawmakers want to end the Legislature’s practice of jamming major bills through at the 11th hour.

02/10/2013

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