Congresswoman Jackie Speier said the the state is losing $2 billion a year and the country is losing $23 billion in online sales tax revenue.
A Marin County town is pushing the State Legislature to adopt a “Homeless Bill of Rights” similar to the one recently adopted in Rhode Island, according to San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch.
Operators of so-called “party buses” would bear legal responsibility for drinking by underage passengers under a bill that responds to several recent tragedies.
The California State Assembly has approved what supporters say would be the nation’s first ban on a form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight.
A Sacramento mother who received monthly bills from AT&T after closing her account was told by the company it wasn’t sending a bill, even as they kept on coming.
Her solution is a bill that would force mattress makers and sellers to help get them off the streets. The bill would require them to pick-up the old mattresses or contribute $25 for each mattress sold to a special fund.
California Senator Joe Simitian’s proposal addresses dense breast tissue that reads white on a mammogram and blocks a good, clean reading. Cancer and other abnormalities could be overlooked.
Several dozen state parks are scheduled for closure throughout the state in 2012. But a state assemblyman from San Rafael has introduced a bill to stop that from happening.
In a major concession to SmartMeter opponents, the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has proposed allowing customers to keep their old analog meters, and not switch to a SmartMeter, for a fee.
California’s governor has signed a bill banning the sale, trade or possession of shark fins, joining several other states in trying to protect the dwindling shark population.