‘Ghost Voting’ In State Assembly Finds Lawmakers Voting For OthersA voting method in the California State Assembly that some legislators call “common practice” is coming under fire from government watchdogs who say lawmakers are violating a fundamental rule.
Assembly Bill Lets Cities Control Medical MarijuanaThe state Assembly has voted to strengthen the power of California cities to regulate medical marijuana.
Lawmakers Vote To Let Nonprofits Run State ParksWith budget cuts threatening to force the shutdown of 70 California state parks, the state Assembly has unanimously approved legislation making it easier for nonprofit groups to take over operations at some parks.
Legislature Approves Contracts For Six State UnionsThe state Assembly has approved labor contracts for more than 50,000 prison guards, attorneys, engineers and other state workers that would save more than $300 million a year.
Bill Would Boost County Funds For State PrisonsersState lawmakers have revised a bill to give counties more funding as they prepare to house up to 40,000 inmates who will be transferred from state prisons.