California Has Housing Crisis, Legislature Has No Fix YetCrisis. Emergency. California lawmakers are describing the state's housing crunch in dire terms.
California Senate OKs Rule On Police Use-Of-Force TrainingThe California Senate approved legislation Tuesday requiring officers across the nation's most populous state to be trained in ways to avoid using deadly force.
Committee Advances First-In-US Rules On Police ShootingsThe legislation faces a tough fight in the full Assembly, where it stalled last year.
New Bill Would Clear Some Convictions From Criminal RecordsA landmark new law would give Californians with arrests and convictions a chance at a "clean slate.”
Report: Calif. Legislature Racked Up $1.8M In Legal Costs On Misconduct InquiriesThe Senate spent $1.26 million and the Assembly $571,000, according to the documents provided under the Legislative Open Records Act.
Wiper-Activated Headlights May Become Standard For New California CarsCalifornia already has a "Wipers On, Lights On" campaign and now all new vehicles sold in California may need to have the technology to make sure it happens.
Watchdog Group Demands Faster Disclosure Of Lawmaker TripsA consumer advocacy group is calling for California lawmakers to immediately disclose their trips to educational events with lobbyists.
Legislators Taking Another Shot At Bills Vetoed By Governor Jerry BrownThe next legislative session begins January 7th, but lawmakers are already re-introducing bills vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown with hopes that Governor-elect Gavin Newsom will sign them.
California May Drop Sexual Orientation And Age Requirement For Domestic PartnershipsCalifornia may start recognizing domestic partnerships for all couples, regardless of sexual orientation or age.
All CSU & UC Schools May Need To Offer Medicated Abortions On CampusTwo months after Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill requiring all University of California and California State University schools to offer medicated abortions on campus, the lawmaker who authored the original bill is trying again to get it approved.
New Bill Would Make Breaking Into An Unlocked Car A CrimeRight now a car needs to be locked in order for qualify as a burglary, but a proposed bill would make it against the law to break into an unlocked car, too.