California To Let Absent Lawmakers Vote During PandemicThe California Assembly changed its rules on Monday to let lawmakers at high risk for the coronavirus vote on bills without being present in the chamber, defying advice from the Legislature's own lawyers who say the new rule is likely illegal.
Assembly Bill Would Create State Bank To Help Local Governments, Small Businesses During PandemicA group of state legislators from the Bay Area and Southern California announced Thursday the introduction of a state bill that would create a state bank capable of giving loans to local governments and small businesses during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Palmdale Assemblyman Tom Lackey Hospitalized With COVID-19
Experts Warn California Could Experience Significant Financial Shortfall Due To Coronavirus ResponseCalifornia has a $17 billion surplus and some of that money is already being used in a variety of ways in the fight against the coronavirus.
California Bill Would Make Department Store Children's Items Aisles, Including Toy Sections, Gender NeutralA California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make department stores stop segregating their children’s products aisles by gender.
State Lawmaker Introduces Universal Basic Income Bill; Californians Over 18 Would Get $1K Per MonthA state lawmaker has introduced a universal basic income bill that would give every Californian $1,000 per month.
California assemblywoman Reprimanded For Unwanted Hug, KissThe leader of California's state Assembly on Friday formally reprimanded an assemblywoman and her chief of staff for inappropriate behavior — an unwanted hug and kiss from the assemblywoman and coarse sexual comments from her top aide.
Former California GOP Legislative Leader Changes To No PartyA former Republican leader in California's state Assembly is dropping his party affiliation, saying Thursday that he's tired of the political bickering.
Youth Football Teams May Be Limited To Two Full-Contact Practices A WeekYouth football teams in California are closer to following the same full-contact practice rules as middle and high school teams.
Hundreds Likely To Weigh In On California Vaccine MeasureThe hearing of the Assembly Health Committee is likely to draw those opposed to vaccines as well as white-coated medical professionals and students voicing support for the measure.
California Legislature Approves $214.8 Billion BudgetCalifornia lawmakers on Thursday approved a $214.8 billion state budget that would spend more on health care and education, bolster the state's top firefighting agency following devastating wildfire seasons, and boost state reserves.
California Assembly Backs Bill To Deter Shootings By PoliceThe California Assembly approved legislation Wednesday intended to deter deadly police shootings by restricting when officers can legally open fire.
California Assembly Democrats Want Lower Threshold To Raise Local TaxesCalifornia voters could decide next year whether it should be easier for their local governments to raise taxes and issue bonds for public projects.
California Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula Charged With Child CrueltyCalifornia prosecutors are charging a member of the state Assembly with misdemeanor cruelty to a child, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.
Former Assemblyman Accused Of Harassment Returns To CapitolAmid a MeToo investigation, a former California Assemblyman accused of sexual misconduct has now returned to the Capitol by registering as a lobbyist.