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Ammunition. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Melissa Griffin: California Lawmakers Focus On Proposed Ammo Regulations

California Democrats are taking aim at bullets with a number of proposals limiting ammunition purchases.

04/08/2013

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Changes To California’s Election System Produced More Competitive Races, Record Turnover

For the first time, California had an open primary system in which the top two candidates, regardless of party, advanced to November. And they ran in districts drawn by a nonpartisan commission instead of by lawmakers protecting their own safe seats.

11/09/2012

California State Senate President Pro Tem Sen. Darrell Steinberg in the Senate chambers. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Supermajority Poses Its Own Set of Problems For California Legislature

The possibility that a supermajority of Democrats will control both houses of the California Legislature does not guarantee an end to the gridlock in Sacramento.

11/09/2012

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

Democrats Gain Supermajority In California Senate, Close In On Assembly

Democrats gained a two-thirds majority in the California Senate following Tuesday’s election, bringing them close to the ability to pass tax increases without the need for Republican votes.

11/07/2012

A man checks a rifle a the reception desk of a gun show in Del Mar, California. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

Limited California Ban On Carrying Rifles Heads To Gov. Brown

A bill that would ban the public display of rifles and shotguns in most California cities and towns is on its way to the governor over stiff objections from numerous lawmakers.

08/29/2012

Gay marriage ring exchange

Bill Would Protect California Clergy From Performing Same-Sex Weddings

Religious officials who do not want to perform gay weddings will not have to worry about jeopardizing their nonprofit status if a bill approved by the state Assembly becomes California law.

08/28/2012

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

Proposition 28 Seeks To Modify Lawmakers’ Term Limits

Proposition 28 on the June 5 primary ballot would reduce the total number of years lawmakers can serve in the Legislature from 14 to 12, but it would allow them to serve all of that in one house.

05/09/2012

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California Lawmakers Helping Battle Unemployment Among National Guard

By some estimates, the unemployment rate of returning National Guard men and women is 5 – 10% higher than the state average. In some units, half of all returning soldiers cannot find work.

04/02/2012

California State Capitol

California Assembly Committee Votes Down Open Budget Talks

A committee that oversees spending in the California Assembly has voted against considering a lawmaker’s proposal to approve Assembly budgets in public.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/29/2011

Four Loko. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

California Assembly Bans Caffeine-Laced Beer Drinks

The California Assembly has approved a bill to prohibit beer laced with caffeine, joining other states that have banned beverages that critics say are aimed at young drinkers and make it easy to drink too much.

CBS San Francisco–07/11/2011

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