California Lawmakers Approve $15 Minimum Wage, Nation's HighestCalifornia lawmakers have approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022.
California Assembly Inducts Anthony Rendon As New SpeakerThe state Assembly inducted a new Assembly speaker on Monday, ushering in a new era for a body that could see its leader hold office longer than any since the 1990s.
California Assembly OKs Bill Requiring Warrants For Electronic SearchesA bill that would require law enforcement agencies in California to obtain search warrants before they could access private emails, text messages and other electronic communications narrowly won bipartisan approval from the state Assembly on Tuesday.
Right-To-Die Legislation Advances Through California Assembly CommitteeCalifornia lawmakers have advanced right-to-die legislation through an Assembly committee after an earlier measure stalled this year amid opposition from religious groups and some Democrats.
Calif. Assembly Vote Lets Terminally Ill Patients Request Experimental, Unregulated DrugsTerminally ill patients would be able to use experimental drugs under a bill approved by the California Assembly.
Bill Requiring Toy Guns To Be Brightly-Colored Passes California Assembly, Spurred By Andy Lopez ShootingThe state Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday that would require certain replica guns to be sold in bright colors or transparent to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.
Yuri Kochiyama, Civil Rights Activist And Friend Of Malcom X, Dies At 92 In BerkeleyCivil right activist Yuri Kochiyama, whose photograph famously appeared in Life magazine cradling the head of Malcom X moments after he was shot, has died of natural causes in her Berkeley home.
California Bills Aim To Help Young Offenders Seal Criminal RecordsJuvenile records would automatically be sealed from public view after the offender has completed probation under SB1038 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco.
California Lawmakers Want Textbooks To Highlight President Obama’s Civil Rights Significance If the California State Assembly gets its way, students in the 7th to 12th grades will learn about the racial significance of the election of President Obama in their social studies classes.
Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Prosecutor Discretion On Drug OffensesThe 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.
Santa Clara County Considers Minimum Wage HikeA proposal from Supervisor Dave Cortese would raise the minimum wage in the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County to $10 an hour, matching the new minimum wage recently approved by voters in San Jose.
California Bill To Raise Minimum Wage Passes In Assembly; Goes Before SenateMinimum-wage workers in California would see their first raises in six years under a bill that has passed the state Assembly.