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.
GOP California Senators Vote Remotely For First Time After COVID-19 ExposureIt was the first time in the state Legislature's 158-year history lawmakers were voting without being present in the chamber, and things were not going smoothly.
California Senate Delays Work As Coronavirus Cases SoarThe California Senate will delay its work because of a coronavirus outbreak at the Capitol and an increasing number of new cases across the state.
California Bill Would Effectively Ban 'Cashless' Stores StatewideA state senator has introduced a bill that will require most California businesses to accept cash.
Sen. Richard Pan Granted Restraining Order Against Anti-Vaccine ActivistAn anti-vaccine activist who shoved a California state senator has been hit with a restraining order.
California Lawmaker Wants To Ban Sending Unwanted Nude PicsA California state senator wants to make it a crime to send unwanted nude photos to people online or in text messages.
Test Results Confirm Liquid Thrown At Lawmakers Was Blood; Senate Chambers ReopenTest results confirm that red liquid thrown at lawmakers on the California Senate floor was human blood, but it came back clear of any infections.
Senate Rules Committee Releases Investigation Into Former Aide's Alleged Sexual Misconduct According to a report released Monday, a former aide of state Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) reportedly made inappropriate sexual comments to two unnamed coworkers last year.
California Lawmakers Advance Bill To Cap Consumer Loan Interest RatesThe California Senate advanced legislation Friday to cap interest rates for consumer loans, a measure that supporters say is designed to blunt predatory lending practices.
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.
GOP Rivals Face Off In Nasty State Senate Special ElectionCalifornia Assemblymen Brian Dahle and Kevin Kiley are like-minded colleagues, but the two conservative Republican lawmakers are engaged in a nasty fight Tuesday.
California Senate Panel OK's $214 Billion Spending PlanCalifornia wants to give more benefits to people living in the country illegally as lawmakers in the state Senate advanced a $214 billion spending proposal Wednesday that would expand health coverage and tax credits for immigrants.
California Lawmakers Advance Tougher Vaccine RulesCalifornia lawmakers have advanced tougher rules for vaccinations even as opponents shouted "we will not comply" from the Senate gallery.
California Lawmakers To Talk About Bill That Would Defend ‘Protective Hairstyles’ From DiscriminationCalifornia lawmakers are set to talk about a new measure that could protect a person’s hairstyle or hair texture from discrimination.
California Pays $350,000 To Settle State Senate ComplaintThe settlement paid from tax dollars is at least double any other recently reported legislative payout.