California Lawmakers OK Whistleblower Protection For StaffThe California Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a bill granting whistleblower protections to legislative staff members who say they are badly needed to ensure sexual misconduct and other misbehavior can be reported without fear of retaliation.
State Senate Approves Staff Whistleblower Protections In Harassment CasesCalifornia legislative staff members moved one step closer to winning whistleblower protections if they report sexual misconduct or other misbehavior under legislation passed Thursday by the state Senate, which had stonewalled the measure for four years.
Jurors Could Face Stiff Penalty For Social Media ViolationsA new proposal could slap hefty fines on California jurors who violate restrictions on social media.
Bay Area Assemblywoman Wants To Tax Your CocktailsA Bay Area Assemblywoman is proposing a cocktail tax at California restaurants and bars to give developmental disability programs an annual $200 million boost.
'Drug Breathalyzer' Bill Would Help Police Bust Stoned Drivers In CaliforniaAs cannabis advocates are lighting up to celebrate the unofficial national holiday of 4/20, a California lawmaker is reigniting a debate that would allow law enforcement to use new “drug breathalyzers” on people suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.
Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster Alameda County's District Attorney is now working with the FBI on a pilot project to process and review a backlog of untested DNA rape kits more rapidly.
East Bay Legislator Pushes For Concussion Safety BillAn East Bay legislator is pushing for passage of her bill, which would provide better safety guidelines for students who suffer a concussion.