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A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California’s Lawmakers Get A Pay Raise

California state lawmakers are receiving more in their pay checks, as a raise went into effect on Monday. The California Citizens Compensation Commission approved the increase of more than five percent back in June.

12/02/2013

Supervisor David Chiu (San Francisco Board of Supervisors)

San Francisco Supervisor Chiu Seeking State Assembly Seat

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu announced Thursday his candidacy for a state Assembly seat.

09/13/2013

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Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Prosecutor Discretion On Drug Offenses

The state Assembly has approved a bill that gives county prosecutors the option of charging lower-level, non-violent drug offenses as misdemeanors instead of felonies.

09/04/2013

Treasurer Bill Lockyer

California Treasurer Bill Lockyer Announces Retirement

Lockyer, 72, who served on the California state Senate and Assembly starting in 1973, then became state attorney general in 1999 and was elected as treasurer in 2006.

06/03/2013

Jars full of medical marijuana at a dispensary. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SF Lawmaker’s Bill To Regulate Pot Sales Fails In Assembly

The legislation from Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco would have monitored the production and sale of medical marijuana through the state’s alcohol enforcement department.

05/31/2013

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East Bay Lawmaker’s Bill To Ease Teacher Firing Approved

The state Assembly on Wednesday passed a labor-backed bill that would make it easier to discipline and fire teachers accused of misconduct.

05/29/2013

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California Assembly OKs Accommodations For Transgender Students

Transgender students would have the right to use public school restrooms and participate on sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders under a bill approved Thursday in the California Assembly.

05/09/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

With Tax Hikes Passed, Calif. Lawmakers Seek Broad Agenda

Lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Monday with a wide-ranging agenda that includes revisions to school funding, gun control laws and environmental regulations.

01/07/2013

Ryan Andresen of Moraga was kicked out of the Boy Scouts after 12 years and denied the rank of Eagle Scout after coming out as gay. (Andresen family photo)

California Honors Gay Teen Kicked Out Of Boy Scouts

Assembly Speaker John Perez, who is openly gay himself, will recognize 18-year-old Ryan Andresen at the opening legislative session at noon.

12/03/2012

California State Capitol

Supermajority Holds Promise, Peril For California Democrats

With supermajorities in both houses of the Legislature, Democrats have a historic opportunity to push their agenda on issues such as tax reform, workers’ rights and changing the initiative process.

11/15/2012

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