Toni Atkins Makes History As She Takes Reins Of California SenateOutside Senate chambers, Atkins picture is already in the frame. And she says she has big shoes to fill.
California's Senate Leader Says He'll Step Down Next YearLos Angeles Democrat Kevin de Leon said Thursday that he will step aside as leader of the California Senate sometime next year after his successor is chosen.
New California Transparency Rule Allows 3-Day Budget ReviewCalifornians will get three days to look over the final state budget before lawmakers take a vote this week, giving the public an unprecedented period to scour the spending plan ahead of a final decision.
Immigration, Health Care Bills Advance In CaliforniaEfforts to resist President Donald Trump's border wall, create a government-run health care system and tackle a statewide housing shortage have cleared a major hurdle in the California Legislature.
California Senate Votes For Earlier Primary ElectionThe California Senate has voted to move up the state's presidential primary in an effort to increase the influence of the nation's largest and most diverse state.
California Bill Would Require Securing Guns In VehiclesThe California Senate is approving legislation that requires everyone, including law enforcement officers, to secure guns they leave in a vehicle.
Proposed Initiative Would Require Bills Posted 3 Days Before Legislature VotesThe proposed initiative would also require the Legislature to publish all committee and floor proceedings online within 24 hours and keep them online in a downloadable format for at least 20 years.
California Senate Approves Ban On Powdered AlcoholMore than two dozen states have banned powdered alcohol since an Arizona man introduced a product called Palcohol.
California Senate Bills Target Transparency Of Public Utilities CommissionThe Senate's unanimous approval on Tuesday follows Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of similar legislation in October.
California Senate Bill Aims To Slow Bans On Medical Marijuana In Cities, CountiesAB21 corrects what lawmakers say was a mistake in medical marijuana regulations that were adopted in the closing hours of last year's legislative session.
California Senate Rejects Bill That Would Prevent Tickets For Sleeping In CarsSen. Ben Hueso of San Diego, a Democrat who presented the bill Monday, says he lived in his car for two years while attending college.
California Senate Considers Increasing Ballot Initiative Filing Fees After Anti-Gay MeasureThe California Senate approved a bill that seeks to discourage frivolous ballot questions by raising filing costs, following a measure advocating the slayings of gay and lesbian people.
California Senate Approves New Pact With Jackson Rancheria Miwuk IndiansThe casino has 1,650 slot machines, 36 table games, five restaurants, and an 86-room hotel. The tribe tells lawmakers it has no current plans to expand.
Bills Take Aim At Smoking Age, Where E-Cigarettes Are Sold In Calif.he California senate passed a bill today that would raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. Lawmakers are also going after e-cigarettes.
California Near To Extending Health Coverage To Immigrant KidsThe California Senate has approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally.