Effort To Lower Threshold For Raising Local Taxes FailsA proposal to make it easier for local California governments to raise taxes or issue bonds for infrastructure projects has failed in the state Assembly.
California Bill Requires Updates To Transgender Students' School RecordsCalifornia school districts would be required to update their records to reflect the chosen names and genders of graduates under a bill given final approval by state lawmakers on Thursday.
California OKs Benefits To Immigrants In Country IllegallyCalifornia has become the first state to offer taxpayer-funded health benefits to young adults living in the country illegally.
California Senate Approve $130M Clean Drinking Water FundThe California Senate on Monday sent legislation to Gov Gavin Newsom's desk that will spend $130 million a year over the next decade to improve drinking water for about a million people.
Police Use Of Force Bills Are One Step Closer To Becoming LawCalifornia lawmakers have sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a measure setting new standards for when police can open fire.
California Senate OKs Wildfire Proposal With Bipartisan VoteCalifornia lawmakers are rushing to pass bills aimed at stabilizing the state's electric utilities and putting a renewed focus on a safety in the face of devastating wildfires caused by utility equipment.
California Assembly Committee Backs Vaccine Exemption LawA California Assembly committee backed new rules for vaccination exemptions on Thursday following a raucous, hours-long hearing that came in the midst of a national measles outbreak and renewed scrutiny of immunization policies.
California Governor, Lawmakers Wrangle Over Budget DetailsCalifornia lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom broadly agree on a proposed $213 billion state budget that would spend more on immigrants and the poor by expanding tax credits, health care and child care.
Independent Contractor Controversy At State CapitolIf passed and signed into law, the bill would require, with some exceptions, businesses that currently use independent contractors to hire them as employees.
California Assembly Votes To Tighten Rules On Independent ContractorsCalifornia residents working for companies like Lyft and Uber would get the rights of employees entitled to a minimum wage and workers compensation under a law the state Assembly passed on Wednesday.
California Assembly OKs Campaign Spending On Child CareCandidates running for office in California could use campaign donations to pay for childcare costs under legislation approved by the state Assembly on Tuesday.
Taking Out The Trash Could Begin To Cripple A CommunityThe city of Galt fears it could be the first city to become a ghost town after getting smacked with high fees due to state laws.
California Senate Rejects Proposed Tax On Water BillsThe California Senate has voted to reject a new tax on most residential water bills.
California Eyes Health Care For Immigrants In US IllegallyCalifornia lawmakers are considering proposals that would make the state the first in the nation to offer government-funded health care to adult immigrants living in the country illegally.
Lawmakers Delay Proposal To Make Election Day A Holiday Lawmakers voted Thursday to delay the proposal to make Election Day a statewide holiday.