California Legislative Leaders Back State 'Sleeper Hold' BanCalifornia's Assembly speaker and other key lawmakers on Monday backed making it illegal statewide for police to use a type of neck hold that blocks the flow of blood to the brain, a proposal that appears to go beyond any other state.
California Politicians Won't Get 1st Pay Raise in YearsCalifornia state lawmakers and other top elected officials won't be getting a pay increase for the first time in five years as the state faces a major budget deficit and mass unemployment induced by the coronavirus.
California GOP Lawmaker Loses Duties After Harassment FoundOfficials removed a lame-duck California state lawmaker from his committee assignments on Wednesday after investigators found that he twice sexually harassed women, including by insinuating that he could help one politically if she went home with him.
California Lawmakers Balk At Newsom $2.9 B Spending RequestCalifornia lawmakers are balking at a request from Gov. Gavin Newsom to let him spend another $2.9 billion on coronavirus-related expenses with little oversight.
Coronavirus Response: California Lawmakers Want Details On Newsom's Big Mask BuyCalifornia lawmakers want a fuller accounting of Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to buy 500 million protective masks, with a top budget official on Thursday seeking details on how the state will distribute the masks and ensure they are good quality.
Bill Aims To Make Sending Unsolicited Lewd Images Online A Crime In CaliforniaA California lawmaker wants to make it illegal to send unsolicited lewd pictures to people online.
California Measure Pushing For More Housing Faces HurdlesFacing a shortage of 3.5 million houses, some California lawmakers want developers to build more apartments and other housing closer to public transportation — even if it means overriding local zoning laws.
California Legislature Returns Amid Homeless, Climate CrisisCalifornia lawmakers returned to work on Monday to tackle a daunting list of challenges that include climate concerns and a growing homeless population — problems magnified by election-year politics.
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.