Race For California's First Open U.S. Senate Seat Is Not As Popular As ExpectedThe first open U.S. Senate seat in a generation in California was expected to attract a large cast of marquee candidates, leading to a spirited scrum next year to replace departing Democrat Barbara Boxer.
California Senate Elevates First Female Republican Leader EarlySen. Jean Fuller of Bakersfield took over Thursday, becoming the Senate's first woman Republican leader.
State Assembly Taking Up Highly Contested Vaccine Bill TuesdayThe California Assembly is taking up a highly contested bill to boost vaccination rates in schools.
Senate Ends Free After-Hours Transportation For LawmakersThe 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.
Right-To-Die Bill Passes Senate; Unknown How Gov. Brown Will VoteCalifornia's right to die bill passed the state senate on a 23 to 14 vote ahead of a legislative timeline.
Attorney General Harris To Run For California Senate SeatSource tells the AP that California Attorney General Kamala Harris will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Barbara Boxer.
Lt. Gov. Newsom Says He Won't Run For Boxer's Senate SeatCalifornia Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he won't run for the open U.S. Senate seat created by Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer's retirement next year.
California GOP Blocks Democratic State Legislative Supermajorities In Both HousesRepublican Catharine Baker was declared the winner over Democrat Tim Sbranti in Assembly District 16 after an updated tally by Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
GOP Blocks Democratic Supermajority In California SenateRepublicans capitalized on Democrats' recent corruption scandals and successfully blocked them from regaining two-thirds control of the state Senate and picked up seats in the Assembly.
Next California Senate Leader Preps For Expensive Swearing-In At Disney Concert HallThe California Latino Caucus Foundation is picking up the estimated $50,000 tab. The invitation lists the event as the "Inauguration of Kevin de Leon," using language usually reserved for presidents and governors. The soiree will feature a 15-member, all-female mariachi band called Mariachi Divas.
California Legislature Withholding Report On Senior Staff Allegedly Playing Favorites With New Hires The review was to include whether the Senate's human resources director, Dina Hidalgo, had violated Senate policy because five members of her family work in the Capitol and at least three people got jobs after playing on her softball team.
Lawmakers Pass Bills On Guns And AmmoThe bills are designed help prevent tragedies such as the May shooting rampage near U.C. Santa Barbara.
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