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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 5–08/29/2011

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

California Assembly Approves Regulation Of Health Insurance Rates

Democrats in the California Assembly on Thursday narrowly approved giving state regulators the power to reject rate hikes proposed by health insurers, voting after Republican lawmakers walked out of the chamber in protest.

CBS San Francisco–06/02/2011

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

Calif. Assembly Limits Using Immigration Check In Arrests

Democrats in California’s Assembly joined other states Thursday in questioning the federal system that uses fingerprints to check the immigration status of people picked up by police.

CBS San Francisco–05/26/2011

Castle Rock State Park (www.parks.ca.gov)

Lawmakers Vote To Let Nonprofits Take Over California State Parks

With budget cuts threatening to force the shutdown of 70 California state parks, the state Assembly has unanimously approved legislation making it easier for nonprofit groups to take over operations at some parks.

CBS San Francisco–05/19/2011

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