California Lawmakers Take Up Budget In Tense Economic TimesThe California Legislature will meet Monday to pass a budget for these uncertain times, without knowing how much money they have to spend and without an agreement with Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose veto pen could force lawmakers to start over.
California Assembly Advances Measure To Allow Remote VotingThe California Assembly narrowly passed a proposal on Wednesday that would allow state legislators to vote remotely during emergencies, as lawmakers widely regretted not being able to act during a weeks-long recess amid the pandemic.
California Legislature, Governor At Odds Over Budget DeficitGov. Gavin Newsom's task of closing California's estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit will come down to a battle with the Democratic-dominated Legislature over how much pain the state can endure now versus putting it off to next year and beyond.
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.