California Assembly Slams Governor's Proposed Budget CutsThe California Assembly met in an extraordinary session Tuesday to question Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration about its plan to fill an estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit created by the effects of the coronavirus.
Governor's Increased Spending Draws Concern From LawmakersCalifornia lawmakers delivered a stern rebuke to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday for his coronavirus spending, saying he is sidestepping the Legislature in his decision to take an extra $1.8 billion from the state's dwindling coffers.
County Recommends California Lawmakers Get Tested For Coronavirus Before Returning To CapitolSacramento County health officials want all lawmakers and staff to be tested for coronavirus before they reconvene.
California Lawmakers To Hold Hearing About Coronavirus SpendingCalifornia lawmakers will hold their first oversight hearing to examine how Gov. Gavin Newsom has spent more than $2 billion in taxpayer money in just one month to combat the coronavirus crisis.
State Senate Leader: California Legislature Won't Return April 13 Due To Coronavirus PandemicA leader of the California Senate says the Legislature will not reconvene on April 13 because of the coronavirus outbreak.
California Legislature OKs $1 Billion For CoronavirusChurches, bars and even Disneyland are closed in California to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But one thing is still open as scheduled: the state Legislature.
Dynasties, Infighting Mark California Legislative BattlesCalifornia voters are picking through 101 legislative contests Tuesday, from a battle between two Democratic dynasties to nasty infighting among outnumbered Republicans.
'This Can't Happen Again': California Lawmakers Apologize For Japanese American InternmentCalifornia lawmakers on Thursday became the first political leaders in the nation's most populous state to apologize for discriminating against Japanese Americans in WWII.
California Lawmaker Pushes For Felony Charges In Car Thefts Targeting ElectronicsCar break-ins have become an epidemic in California and most of those crimes don’t result in an arrest or successful prosecution. But one state lawmaker wants to change that.
Inmate Firefighters' Criminal Records Could Be Expunged After ReleaseCalifornia inmate firefighters could have their criminal records wiped clean under a proposed law introduced this week.
High-Profile Housing Bill Fails To Pass California SenateCalifornia lawmakers have failed to pass the most ambitious proposal yet to combat a growing housing crisis in the nation's most populous state, voting down legislation Wednesday that would have overridden local zoning laws to let developers to build small apartment buildings in neighborhoods reserved for single-family homes.
California Bill Treats Suspects 19 And Younger As JuvenilesA California state senator wants people 19 and younger accused of crimes to be tried as juveniles.
California May Require Beverage Makers To Handle RecyclingCalifornia lawmakers are considering upending the state’s struggling bottle and can recycling program by requiring beverage distributors to create a new system to take back their own containers, similar to one that has been successful in neighboring Oregon.
Bill Proposes Virginity Testing Ban In CaliforniaA California lawmaker wants to ban so-called "virginity testing."
Assemblywoman Wants To Create State Office To End HomelessnessHomelessness is an issue that plagues many cities across California, and one Assemblymember has a plan to end that problem.