Immigrant Health Care Is On California Senate's Wish ListDemocrats in the California Senate said Wednesday they want to spend the state's projected multibillion-dollar budget surplus on things such as making college debt-free for students, paying for the health care of some older, low-income adults living in the country illegally and partnering with first-time homebuyers in the state’s expensive market.
California Bill Would Remove Youth From Career Criminal LawLos Angeles' new reform-minded top prosecutor said Friday that it's time to remove youthful offenders from California's tough career criminal law that can greatly extend their prison time later in life.
California Lawmakers Advance Bill Aimed At Stopping Unemployment FraudCalifornia lawmakers on Thursday advanced what they called commonsense legislation requiring two state agencies to share information aimed at helping stop billions of dollars in pandemic-related unemployment fraud.
California Lawmakers Take Aim At Jumpstarting 'Microstamps' On HandgunsGun control advocates are making a new attempt to force the gun industry to comply with California's unique law requiring individual identifiers on all bullet casings, a mandate that has been toothless since it was approved in 2007.
California Crime Bill Would Make Some Robberies A MisdemeanorUnder SB 82, robberies under $950 that don’t involve deadly weapons or result in serious injuries would be considered petty thefts.
California Lawmakers OK $6.6 Billion Plan Aimed At Returning Students To The ClassroomThe bill does not order school districts to resume in-person instruction and it does not say parents must send their kids back to the classroom if they don't want to.
Porch Pirates Could Face Prison Time Under Proposed California LawPorch pirates could face prison time under a proposed California law.
California Lawmaker Seeks To Ban NDAs That Prevent Workers From Speaking Up about Discrimination And AbuseA California state legislator has introduced a bill aimed at empowering more workers to speak up about alleged discrimination and abuse by banning certain provisions in confidentiality agreements.
COVID, Housing Issues Top List As California Lawmakers Resume Session MondayCalifornia's coronavirus-ravaged economy and its Employment Development Department, which is at the center of a titanic fraud case that could exceed $2 billion, are at the top of the list when lawmakers resume their session on Monday.
In First, Black Men Lead Both California Public Safety PanelsThe first African American lawmakers to lead the California Legislature’s public safety committees at the same time promised Tuesday to bring “radical change” to improve the treatment of Black and Latino people by law enforcement.
California Legislature Postpones Return To Capitol As Coronavirus Cases SurgeCalifornia lawmakers have delayed their return to the state Capitol because of the coronavirus.
Lawmakers Introduce Constitutional Amendment To End California Death PenaltyLawmakers want to put an end to the death penalty in California.
Proposed Law Would Require Police Officers To Have Bachelor's Degree Or Be 25A new proposal introduced Monday would require anyone who wants to be a police officer in California to get a bachelor's degree or turn 25 before starting their career.
California Assembly Gathers At Golden 1 Center To Start Work As Virus SurgesCalifornia lawmakers gathered indoors on Monday to carry out what they call their “essential” constitutional duty on the same day the government ordered more than 33 million people to stay home because of a surge of new coronavirus cases.
California Assembly To Meet In Golden 1 Center For New SessionThe Assembly will be trading its California State Capitol chambers for the Sacramento Kings' arena when it kicks off the new session Dec. 7 in an effort to limit coronavirus spread.