A 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.
The state Assembly has voted to strengthen the power of California cities to regulate medical marijuana.
With 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.
The 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.
State 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.