Democratic Legislators Criticize UC Tuition HikesDemocratic legislative leaders returning to the state Capitol are taking aim at tuition hikes approved by the University of California.
Lawmakers Pass Bills On Guns And AmmoThe bills are designed help prevent tragedies such as the May shooting rampage near U.C. Santa Barbara.
Bill Would Mandate Paid Sick Time For Workers California employers would be required to offer paid sick time to all workers under legislation that passed the state Assembly but was criticized by Republican lawmakers.
California Proposals Aim To Help Young OffendersJuvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.
Calif. State Lawmakers Returning From Recess, Face Hundreds Of BillsLawmakers return from their spring recess this week focusing on hundreds of bills that have to pass from one house to the other by the end of May, but the most contentious issues will come later.
Embattled State Sen. Ron Calderon Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial.
California Legislature Passes $687 Million Drought-Relief PlanA $687 million drought-relief plan is headed to the governor's desk after winning overwhelming approval in both houses of the Legislature.
Bills Moving Through California Legislature Strengthen Campaign Reporting LawsBills advancing through the Legislature would give California's campaign watchdog agency more power and require political nonprofits to reveal their donors.
GOP Lawmakers Say Convicted Senator Should Resign3 Republican lawmakers are demanding Sen. Roderick Wright be expelled or forced to resign.
Number Of Women In State Legislature DroppingThe California Legislature is generally regarded as a fairly progressive institution, with a sizable gay and lesbian caucus and lawmakers representing an array of racial and ethnic groups. But one group has been dropping steadily in representation for nearly a decade — women.
Legislative Deadline Nears In Calif. For Hundreds Of BillsHundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.